A remarkable tale of tragedy, determination, resourcefulness, bravery, and rock and roll. It’s 1956 and vicious lies leave sixteen-year-old Melanie’s reputation in ruins. Running away only brings more trouble. Her survival depends on wits, gumption, and newly-acquired street smarts. Melanie befriends Ginger, another runaway, and together they venture to Memphis, home of the cool new music—rock and roll. Ginger dreams of meeting Elvis. Melanie envisions becoming a star drummer in a rock and roll band. When Ginger confesses her startling dilemma, Melanie is forced to act. Can she confront the problems of her past, deal with the devastating consequences of Ginger’s secret, and save a friend?
Don’t Be Cruel by Barbara Vortman
Grey photographic paperback covers with red spine. Edge wear, corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and spine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Published by Author in 2017. Fiction. Measures 9 x 6 inches with 260 pages. VG