[Blog Tour: Review] : No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

no sad songs by frank morelli

frank morelli
Publisher: Fish Out of Water Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US
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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 of Grandpa’s dignity, Gabe may have to make the most gut-wrenching decision of his life—and there’s no way out. 


Right when I begin my reading of this book, I know this going to be my favourite book. The theme of this book is cover along family and love. Although it was a heart-wrenching story, however, there is also a funny element in it too. So, the story has a balance amount of those.

The story follows Gabe who becomes a caregiver for his grandfather. He finds it is a difficult task in doing so as his grandfather memory weaken day by day. As a grandson, he did a good job in taking care of his grandfather, it just stings my heart seeing those moments of Gabe and his grandfather but with Gabe's humorous character makes me forget for a while of the things happened to his grandfather. With all the things that he needs to cope in his, having a best friend by his side help him to go through his life well. Gabe is really a strong person because it is not an easy task for him, you know, to able to cope between his studies and at the same time, taking care of his grandfather. I do admire him.

I, honestly, love how the story is so well written, so real, so alive, the way the author grips my heart through the story shows how amazing the author's writing for No Sad Songs. No Sad Songs is still hanging on my head which made me think a lot of things.

Overall, No Sad Songs is such an amazing reading. I love the story, characters and it was written well makes me hard to forget the whole story. It really does touch my heart. Definitely going to pick more books from Frank Morelli in the future!


FRANK 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 a writer, and that’s all he’s ever been. His fiction and essays have appeared in more than thirty publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cobalt Review, Philadelphia Stories, Jersey Devil Press, and Indiana Voice Journal. His sports-themed column—“Peanuts & Crackerjacks”—appears monthly at Change Seven Magazine.  A Philadelphia native, Frank now lives near Greensboro, NC in a tiny house under the trees with his best friend and muse, their obnoxious alley cats, and two hundred pounds worth of dog.