STORY-LINE AT BOBBY TRIVETTE’S GRAVE:
A profound, intense novel, At Bobby Trivette’s Grave, follows two families through guilt and grief. Teenage Dru’s in love with Bobby Trivette. Both from families with issues, they follow the usual pattern of teenagers growing up and falling in love in a small town. However, their story takes a massive detour of grief and guilt when Bobby’s killed in an auto accident. Dru’s grief will cause both families to take a look at their lives and the reason for how they lived, as well as, face their despair and guilt.
My contemporary fiction book reviews of At Bobby Trivette’s Grave follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
I am not sure where to start with this review. Firstly, let me say, author Donna D. Vitucci‘s, a talented author, however, At Bobby Trivette’s Grave was not the book for me. That said, I must also commend the author for a well-written and well-developed book. Vitucci created a deeply emotional story-line as she dove into the life of two families in small-town Paris, Kentucky. Secrets abound, along with regrets, and lives wasted. One action by each changed the entire structure of their lives.
In At Bobby Trivette’s Grave, Donna Vitucci demonstrated the futilely of carrying guilt and the destruction it causes. For me, the pace was a little slow for the first half of the book. However, it picked up in the middle. Vitucci gave detailed emotional background on the characters and developed them skillfully. Even though this book was not for me, I much appreciate the skillful refreshing writing, creative original story-line, an in-depth look into small-town Paris’ families. For the right audience, this book will be a winner.
Finally, in concluding my contemporary book reviews of At Bobby Trivette’s Grave, I found a solid original story-line with well-developed characters and skillful writing. I found the premise of this book sad, yet very true to life. For as humans we hold old hurt, grief, and guilt close to our chest and most do not let go of them. They color our entire lives as the author so skillfully demonstrated. Vitucci thoroughly explored family dynamics, dreams unfulfilled, and how we face our problems. Kudos for a job well done Donna Vitucci.
AT BOBBY TRIVETTE’S GRAVE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
ALSO, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest contemporary fiction novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews online and on my blog, are my opinions. Also, ARC’S do not affect my voluntary contemporary fiction book reviews
ABOUT THE AUTHOR DONNA D. VITUCCI