Title: The magic strings of Frankie Presto
Author: Mitch Albom
Published on: 10 November, 2015
My ratings: 5/5 stars
At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possesion is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century.
He becomes a pop star and is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as ge realises through his music, he can affect people’s futures- with one string turning blue, whenever a life is altered.
Then at the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto Vanishes and his legend grows. Only decades later does he reappear to change one last life…
There are some books in your life that stay with you forever. This is one of them. After I finished this book I kept thinking how should I write my review for this book. Should I write how it made me feel? Or should I be straightforward and objective? Or should I just keep it simple and short?
After doing a good amount of thinking I decided that I will write this review in one go and write whatever comes to my mind. I will not reveal a lot about the book because I want you guys to enjoy it fully and completely.
The writing style is obviously different and spectacular. The narrating style will keep you hooked up to the book and trust me you will never ever get bored of it. The characters especially our main character was introduced in such a descriptive way and with so much care that you either fall in love with each one of them or hate the bad ones.
The story is about the main character, Frankie, how he becomes the most loved and popular singer and guitarist, and about many hardhsips that he has to go through.
When I was reading this book I was completely in it. I was in the world, I was living with the characters, I was laughing and crying (there was a lot of crying) and I felt like I was one of the characters inside the story.
Some lines made me go..shit..that’s awesome.. And then I used to cry or just do nothing.
The love in this book is so SO GOOD. Aurora, Frankie’s love interest is such a good character in this book. Their love feels so heavenly and pure!!
The climax was just damn. I was not blinking and not doing anything and just reading and crying.
Okay so a fun fact: this book is going to make you cry a lot of times. I know it’s gonna hurt you but you’ll love it. So please, please read this book. It’s so well written. Trust me on this one. Please read it. ;_; ❤❤❤❤❤