Book Review: No Sad Songs

Thank you so much, Alex @ findingmontauk, for this phenomenal 5-star review of No Sad Songs!

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No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli is the story of 18-year-old Gabe who is forced to mature quicker and more suddenly than most people have to. His grandfather has Alzheimer’s and he suddenly assumes the role of primary caretaker for him. He is struggling with his relationship with his best friend, he has normal teen-like troubles with his crush, and his long-lost uncle has returned who is not the most organized and mature person on the planet, to say the least. Then amidst ALL of this, a tragedy happens when there is a hit-and-run and a little boy on a bicycle that further complicates the story. Gabe is going to be forced to make an impossible decision, one that either choice will likely upturn his life even more and change it forever.

First and foremost, I want to thank the author for sending me this book in exchange for an…

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Blog Tour: No Sad Songs Extract

Thank you @GracieFM for hosting this excerpt from my YA novel, No Sad Songs and providing a stop on the current blog tour!

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Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli! On today’s stop you are all being spoilt rotten with an exclusive extract from the book that is going to have you itching for it to be in your hands right now.

Before we get onto the exciting part though, if you’ve been following along with the tour then I’m sure you know all about Frank by now. But for those who are just joining us here is a little about the author:

Author ImageFRANK MORELLI has been a teacher, a coach, a bagel builder, a stock boy, a pretzel salesman, a bus driver, a postal employee, a JC Penney model (see: clerk), an actual clerk (like in the movie of the same name), a camp counselor, a roving sports reporter, and a nuclear physicist (okay, maybe that’s not true). At heart, he’s…

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Blog Tour: No Sad Songs

Thank you to the Probability Reading blog for this brilliant review of No Sad Songs as one of today’s stops on the summer blog tour!

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Book CoverI was given an e-book copy of this book to review as a part of the blog tour. However, all views are my own and not influenced by this.

I was weary about this book to start with as despite the family tragedy happening very quickly, the book begins slowly and I was unsure as to where it was going to take me. However, clearly this was a ploy for the slap bham wallop of the action. I loved the plot and the way Gabe finds himself (that sounds cheesy but I can promise you it’s not cheesy in the book – I just couldn’t find a better way of putting it)  amongst the tragedy and flurry of craziness.

I love the concept of the book and the way it’s been brilliantly written. I love that we get to see Gabe’s thoughts, though I’m not quite sure I understand…

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#BlogTour No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli @frankmoewriter @neverlandbt @fowbooks #guestpost

Ever wonder what the soundtrack of my YA novel, No Sad Songs, would sound like? I did. That’s why I’m thankful to @SimonJLeonard for hosting this awesome book-inspired set list with everything on it from Sinatra to punk. Follow the rest of the blog tour on Twitter @NeverlandBT, @fowbooks, and @frankmoewriter.

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Today I am very excited to invite Frank Morelli on my blog today for a guest post to discuss how music is a key part of the book.  The book in question is No Sad Songs and was published 20th February 2018.

About the Book

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Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person…

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No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli Review and Interview

I love this review…and the name of the blog on which it appears. That second point cannot be overstated. Thank you to the Hufflepuff Nerdette for the wonderful review and the fun interview!

Join us on the No Sad Songs blog tour this week at @NeverlandBT, @fowbooks and @frankmoewriter on Twitter!

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Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am on the second and final post for this blog tour but it is going to be a really long one so please be prepared.

Anyways, why don’t we just get into it?


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Blurb:

“Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined.

And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from…

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Book Tour – No Sad Songs – Frank Morelli

The No Sad Songs blog tour continues today with a stop at the Ridiculously Ordinary blog. Thank you, Tasha, for this wonderful review!

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Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team.

It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined.

And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the
veteran’s hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa?

If there’s a chance of preserving the final shreds…

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No Sad Songs Blog Tour: Excerpt

Special thanks to The Hufflepuff Nerdette blog for hosting this excerpt of No Sad Songs as one of today’s stops of the summer blog tour. Enjoy!

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Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. This is the first out of two blog posts that I am doing for this blog tour. The second post is on the 28th of this month. Anyways, I am on vacation still and it is really fun so far.

Now, why don’t we get into this post?


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Blurb:

“Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined.

And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds…

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Q&A with No Sad Songs author, Frank Morelli

The No Sad Songs summer blog tour kicks off today. Special thanks to Jenny @ Neverland Blog Tours for setting up all the festivities. First stop on the tour? This super fun Q&A with Jenny on the Jenny in Neverland Blog. More to come!

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Earlier this year, I was sent a copy of No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli to review. Now I don’t usually accept review requests anymore; in fact, I never do. As much as I’d love to read all the books in the world, it’s simply no feasible for me to accept every book review request I get but sometime piqued my interest about this one so I decided to give it a go. I love YA and would love to explore it more and No Sad Songs was a good place to start, as it covers some sensitive topics as well and touching on all the typical “YA” type elements, such as teenage angst, school, friendship and crushes. Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for No Sad Songs and have a Q&A with the author, which I hope you enjoy!

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Book Review: No Sad Songs – Frank Morelli

I absolutely LOVE this review of No Sad Songs from The Girl With All the Books! She sees right inside my soul to the reasons why I wrote the novel in the first place and her understanding of the experiences of Alzheimer’s caregivers resonated deeply with me. Many thanks to The Girl With All The Books. If you don’t follow this blog, you most definitely should!

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Blurb: Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the No Sad Songsdoctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team.

It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran’s hospital.

When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there’s a chance of preserving the final shreds…

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No Sad Songs Review

Big thanks go out to Bri’s Book Nook for this amazing five-star review of my debut young adult novel, NO SAD SONGS. I hope you’ll have a chance to read both the review and the book.

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18-year-old Gabe LoScuda was a normal high school student with two happy parents and an ailing grandfather. When his parents die in a car crash, he is put in charge of taking care of his ailing grandfather. However, his grandfather isn’t suffering from something like bad arthritis. His grandfather suffers from Alzheimer’s and is losing more memories by the day. Sometimes he seems to be acting normally, but then he starts shouting random things from his memories of the war. Gabe wants to have a normal high school senior year, but he doesn’t want his grandfather to lose whatever shreds of dignity he has left by putting him into a nursing home. Together with his unreliable Uncle Nick, his best friend John, and his new friend Sofia, he is determined to take care of his grandfather and make the best of the situation. 

Very few books are written that discuss…

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