Andrew Marcus wanted freckles. Nicky Lane had freckles. He had about a million of them. They covered his face, his ears and the back of his neck. Andrew didn’t have any freckles. He had two warts on his finger. But they didn’t do him any good at all. (judy blume, freckle juice)
Alessandra Cecchi becomes intoxicated with a young painted whom her father hires. At a young age, Alessandra is forced to marry a much older man. She is miserable in her married life except for a strange freedom that allows her to pursue her attraction for the young painter.