Author: Lonnie Ostrow.
Title: Poet Of The Wrong Generation: A Fable Of Stardom's Rewards.
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult, Literature and Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Teen and Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Literature, Fiction, Mainstream Fiction,
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The author Lonnie Ostrow and Elton Richards contacted me through my book reviewing blog and asking me to review this book.
First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Lonnie Ostrow for sending me this book and giving me the chance to read it. I want to say a big thank you to Lonnie Ostrow and Elton Richards for taking the time to email me.
I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio. Even if you do not read books like this.
I normally read books of this genre but l also stepped outside my comfort zone l am so glad I did because I have read so many great books and come across some great authors.
I highly recommend this book.
This book has 466 and 39 chapters in it.
Synopsis: It is not that l do not love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can not go back and forth forever and we have already said goodbye. Through these words. A young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of literation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape. This year is 1991: the place, New York city. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league. Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny's affection, but also the only daughter of New York's most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price. Projecting that her daughter's boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her high-class world. But in her callous disregard, she inadvertently sets him on a determined course to his improbable musical destiny – while sending her own daughter spiraling down a path of devastation. Poet of the wrong generation tells the symmetrical story of a lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation. At the heart of poet is a tale of star-crossed lovers and their struggle with unforeseen success and disillusionment, in an attempt to rediscover lasting harmony. Uniquely integrating a variety of original song compositions, poet projects the epic clash between true contentment and the fable of stardom's rewards; a nostalgic journey through the major events of the 1990's, with a cherished cast of characters and a stunningly unpredictable conclusion.
Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. It was very sad to read that Johnny's mother left him on the door step of a police station when he was just 16 mouths old and he was moved from foster home to foster home. Glad Johnny has his own apartment. I was sad to read that Jacqui's father passed away. I was sad to read that Megan lied to Johnny so he ended their relationship which broke his heart. I was glad that Johnny was writing songs about the hurt he feels and his heart break. I wish I could rate this book more then five stars because it is worth more then five stars. I can not put in to words how great this book is I would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. I got this book in paperback right now this book is available ebooks and printed reading copy. I reviewed this book on goodreads, amazon UK and US and on my book reviewing blog. I got a advance reading copy of this book. I was sad to read that Megan's father passed away. I am glad Johnny found out where Howard was. I was sad to read that Howard's wife passed away due to breast cancer. After reading that Howard has a son named Josh makes me wonder where he is now. It was nice of Johnny to write a song for Andy's girlfriend. It good to read that Johnny has a album coming out soon. It is sad that Megan's mother is planning a engagement party for Megan and Gerry even though Megan has not said yes as she still loves Johnny and deep down Johnny still loves Megan. I thought reading this book that how Megan's mother can do that to her daughter and I wonder if Howard sees Johnny as his son Josh. Howard sounds like a great guy even after what he has been though. I am really enjoying reading about everybody in this book. I wish Megan and Johnny would get back together and Jacqui would come back to Andy they sound like they make great couples. I want Megan to marry Johnny not Gerry. I would love to read more about Johnny, his life and his friends and career. I would love to read more books by this author. I wish Megan told her mother that she was going to be with Johnny no matter what she said. I was sad to read that Megan's husband Gerry was hitting her and he sounds like a horrible guy hitting a pregnant woman. It was nice of Johnny to send Megan a wedding present. I hope Gerry goes to jail for hurting Megan. Megan's mother should have let her be with Johnny because they love each other and Megan would not have been beaten. It is funny that Katherine thought Johnny was never going to be any good for Megan and now he is a famous singer . It is weird why Katherine is following Johnny's progress in the papers. I hope Megan and Johnny get back together. I am happy that Andy and Jacqui are getting married and Jacqui is designing album covers after she designed one for Johnny and Andy is now Johnny's manager. It was nice of Johnny to buy Howard a new car, a brief case and a notebook with his name on and johnny was nice wanting to record the song Howard wrote for his son so his son Josh knows he has not forgotten about him after all the years that has passed I hope father and son are reunited again. Howard sounds like he is a great father. I like that Johnny is close to his foster mother and she always believed he was her little superstar. I hate that Katherine got a picture edited to make it look like Johnny and Andy was boyfriends when Andy was engaged to Jacqui and Johnny was in love with Megan still. They could tell the picture was fake. Katherine made it look like that Gerry bought them the apartment for Gerry and Megan but it was Katherine who bought the apartment to make Megan marry Gerry. I was sad to read about the bombing in New York. Johnny wrote a song about the bombing. I was sad to finish this book. I loved reading the song words in this book. I am sad that Megan is going to be a single mother but l believe she be a great mother and she will let her child be with anybody that makes them happy not like her mother did to her and Johnny. I can not wait for Andy and Jacqui get married. I hope they have some children I hope they name one after Johnny because he was the one that fetched them back together with his song that he wrote when she went away because her father sadly passed away. I am glad Andy and Jacqui are still together. I am so glad Megan got rid of that monster her husband become I can not get enough of Johnny's songwriting Johnny deserves to be happy after everything he has been through I hope Howard finds his son Josh l am glad this book is on my bookshelf I wish there was a follow on to this book. I am glad Megan kept her baby because it is not the baby fault that the father beat Megan. I was sad to read that Megan went in to early labour but her son was born healthy and Johnny sent Megan and her son Alex a gift basket and l am so glad that Johnny met Megan's baby it sucks that somebody tried to make it look like Johnny was injecting drugs. I am in love with this book. I am happy that Megan named her son after her grandpa. Megan sounds like she makes a great mother. Megan's mother should listen to Megan when she tells her she needs nothing. It sounds like she trying to take over Megan's and her son's life. Megan's mother Katherine tried to tell Megan what to name her son. I like the name Megan picked for her baby boy. I am glad Megan stood up to her mother. I was happy to read that some of Johnny's music was still being played. I was very happy to read that Howard's son Josh heard the song his father wrote for him when he was younger and he went back to his father with his baby boy Jeremy I was sad to read that Jeremy's mother went out for diapers and never returned leaving Josh to raise Jeremy on his own. It nice that Howard got himself a girlfriend and the house was being updated and baby proofed. It was nice that Howard was watching Jeremy so Josh could work and go to college. I was happy that Johnny pulled off the concert in the park for free. I was sad to read that Megan fall from her apartment but l was glad to read that she survived l am glad Megan asked Johnny to look after Alex until she recovered from her injuries. Megan's mother did not like that Megan wanted Johnny to look after her grandson and that she did not want her to look after Alex. It was nice that Zach told Johnny he was great at singing. Megan was that Johnny was singing again and that he pulled off the concert on the great lawn. I hope Johnny and Megan stay together this time and nobody breaks them up again.
About the Author: Lonnie Ostrow has been an innovator, storyteller, promoter and celebrity – insider for more than two decades. With poet of the wrong generation, he combines all his unique experiences to bring you a novel of love and betrayal, music and fanfare, downfall and redemption – a fable of stardom's rewards, set in New York city during the 1990's. Since 2001, Mr Ostrow has been the publicity, marketing director and researcher for the iconic best-selling novelist Barbara T Bradford. He also serves as an editorial and marketing consultant for a collection of first-time authors through the editorial department previously he served as a PR executive, promoting an assortment of first-time celebrity authors including Ray Manzarek of the doors from 1995 – 2001, Mr Ostrow was widely credited with inventing the “ living celebrity postal phenomenon” in all, he worked with more than 40 legendary personalities from Bob Dylan to the bee gees, Sylvester Stallone to Jackie Chan, creating high – profile media events to celebrate their postal recognition by an assortment of foreign nations.
About The Book: I really love this bookcover and the range of colours used on this bookcover.
Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.
I wish l could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more than the five stars l rated it.