Ron Bahar is an insecure, self-deprecating, seventeen-year-old Nebraskan striving to please his Israeli immigrant parents, Ophira and Ezekiel, while remaining true to his own dreams. During his senior year of high school, he begins to date longtime crush and non-Jewish girl Amy Andrews—a forbidden relationship he hides from his parents. But that’s not the only complicated part of Ron’s life: he’s also struggling to choose between his two passions, medicine and music. As time goes on, he becomes entangled in a compelling world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Will he do the right thing?
A fictionalized memoir of the author’s life as a young man in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Frontman is a coming-of-age tale of love and fidelity.
If you enjoy humorous stories, semi nonfiction memoirs, or were a child of the seventies/eighties then, you have to check out The Frontman by Ron Bahar. A fun and enjoyable book that you won't want to miss!
Ron is the perfect character for this story. Not just because he happens to be the author but also because of his likable persona. Plus, I could relate to him. The awkwardness of being a teenager trying to just find themselves...almost an adult but still a child.
I liked that Ron explored both paths...music and medicine. Whenever Ron talked about music he lit up with joy. Unlike when Ron had to write an essay on why he wanted to go to college to study medicine.
Ahh; first crushes. We have all had them and experienced them. Some times they turn out good and other times they end up shaping up for new relationships. The latter is what happened with Ron and Amy.
This book is a good coming of age read. Mr. Bahar establishes himself in the writing world. I can't wait to see what Mr. Bahar has in store for his next book.
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