Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody - Book Review

Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody

Author: AA Freda
Genre: Young Adult - Coming of Age
Date Published: September 13, 2016
ISBN-10: 146029243X
ISBN-13: 9781460292433

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Book Review of :  Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody

goodbye-rudy-kazoody.jpg Goodbye Rudy Kazoody by A A Freda is Joey's story. Joey is a teenage immigrant from Italy and his story spans the 1960's in the Bronx. He and most of his neighbors have come to America from another country. They are faced with not only being in a strange land, but maybe one of the most tumultuous decades America has ever seen. Joey teeters on many emotions during this time-innocence, optimism and uncertainty. Goodbye Rudy Kazoody is the story of families, neighborhoods and young teenagers. Freda does a great job weaving this story for the reader. This Bronx neighborhood and its inhabitants keeps the reader riveted to the book. There are times throughout the book that are amusing, sad, confusing and entertaining. Who is Rudy Kazoody? You must read Goodbye Rudy Kazoody to find out. Freda has ensured that when you begin the book you will not want to put it down. It is a very very well written story and one that will stay with you always. A must read!!!
2017 Young Adult - Coming of Age

About AA Freda

freda-aa.jpg Like many of the characters in his novel, A A Freda arrived in America as an immigrant and grew up in the same Bronx neighborhood in which the events of Rudy Kazoody take place. Is book is an exploration of the emotions and experiences that he and many of his fellow teenagers experienced as they came of age in the tumultuous 1960s neighborhood. Freda grew up and married a Bronx girl, Jessann, and now resides in Easton, CT, a suburb of New York City that offers him a tranquil environment that allows him to keep his finger on the pulse of the city he loves so much. A graduate of Bernard Baruch College at the City University in New York, he has served as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In addition to writing, in his spare time, Freda enjoys fishing, playing pool, baseball.

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