Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues


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Peter Bennings begins his teen years naive and awkward, still living the predictable, uncomplicated life of his youth, dreaming about his future. His sexual maturity brings fantasizing sexual encounters with real and imaginary girls, struggling with his awkwardness and immaturity.
High school changes Peter's life forever. He's a lost soul, struggling to find his place. Music - the British Invasion and psychedelic rock - becomes Peter's refuge, and he follows his dream of playing drums in a band. Sex, booze, and rock and roll now rule Peter's life. All he wants is to escape, physically and mentally. Graduation arrives, friends scatter, and Vietnam and the draft loom in the distance. What lies ahead for him? Who will be there to help him find his way?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983820154
Publisher: AfterThought Publications
Publication date: 06/29/2012
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

The author grew up in the South in the '60's and was a musician in rock bands that played psychedelic rock and the music of the British invasion.. His novel, The Secret People, is currently in production, followed by the trilogy, Torus I; The Colony; and The Coming. His screenplays have been marketed to Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Pictures Marketing.

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Summertime Blues 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Summertime Blues" gives an honest and realistic view of growing up in the '60's in the south and of being an adolescent boy in any time period. Peter Bennings goes through all of the same social struggles that most teenage boys go through and must learn on his own about relationships with girls and sex. The music of the era plays an integral role in Peter's life and reflects his emotions and actions. Seeing him evolve from the idealistic early teen who has goals to the out-of-whack older teen who relies on alcohol to get by and lives for the next gig or sexual adventure really shows the stressors that can accompany the teen years.