Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Grenade Bouquets” by Lee Matthew Goldberg, August 2021, On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Lee Matthew Goldberg, Author of “Grenade Bouquets” has written an intense and thought- provoking coming of age story. This is the second book in this series, but can be read alone. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Coming of Age, and Young Adult Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in 1995, and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events.Many of the characters are the same as in the first book. This is a book of teen exploration and self-discovery. The characters are described as confused, complex and complicated. The setting is enhanced by the music of the time period.
I appreciate that the author discusses such important topics as alcohol use and drug use in the music setting. Other important topics are family, friendship and making better choices.
Nico Sullivan is obsessed with writing and singing, and becomes involved in her boyfriend’s band “Grenade Bouquets” Nico does become a “Rockstar” and the boys in the band feel like they are in the background. There are bad choices that are made that are dangerous.This is an edgy thought-provoking book that I would recommend for readers that enjoy music and self growth .