March 18th, 2019 – Debut author Melanie Weiss is excited to announce the release of her book, Spoken. In the pages of this young adult novel, Melanie Weiss captures how the honesty of performance poetry binds together students from different walks of life and forever changes Roman’s future.
In this 192-page book, published by Rosehip Publishing of Oak Park, IL, Melanie Weiss explores the world of high school freshman Roman Santi. As the story opens, Roman. has everything – good looks, great friends, a mansion with an Infinity swimming pool – except the one thing he really wants. A relationship with his father.
When Roman’s life gets turned upside down (thanks mom!?) he is forced to leave his pampered Hollywood lifestyle and move into his grandparents’ Midwestern home. Sleeping on a lumpy pullout sofa and starting at a new high school is the WORST but Roman’s life starts to look up when his pink-haired friend Zuzu, and his crush, a classmate named Claire, introduce him to performance poetry through the high school’s Spoken Word Club. While his mom is flying back and forth to L.A. to try to return them to the life they had, Roman becomes part of a diverse group of characters that challenge his rather privileged view of the world. Through Spoken Word, Roman recognizes the hole in his own life he needs to fill and discovers his voice. Spoken Word leads Roman on a journey of new friendships, first love, and finding the dad he never knew.
Spoken is Available on Amazon in print and in the Kindle
To find out more and to make a purchase, please visit http://www.melanie-weiss.com. Melanie Weiss is available for school visits in the Chicagoland area.
Don’t be left out!