2017 · Book review

Pecker Tracks by R.S. Dees #BookReview @rdees12

Pecker Tracks

About the book 

It’s 1979 and fifteen-year-old Ronny and his pals are all virgins. In fact, they’ve rarely spoken to real, live females. That all changes when Mary Ellen comes to town. Ronny and his friends, six-fingered Melv and mutton-chopped Butch, are charmed by the Texas girl who is staying with her aunt for the summer.

Mary Ellen, a year older than the boys, is beautiful and confident—two things the boys are not—and seemingly out of their league. She befriends the trio who find themselves tumbling over each other for her affections, all the while doing what they do best: fishing for lunkers, catching frogs, evading the cops, and jamming to seventies rock anthems.

Ronny appears to be winning the race, and falls the hardest for Mary Ellen. Their relationship blossoms as the summer progresses, but Ronny begins to suspect everything is not as it seems. His suspicions are confirmed the day after Mary Ellen leaves town when Ronny learns of a gut-wrenching deception. And later, he’ll discover an even greater surprise.

Published May 17th 2017 by BookBaby

My thoughts

Pecker Tracks is centred around Ronny and his two friends Melv and Butch, teenagers, all virgins and its the summer holidays in 1979. As you’d probably suspect with a bunch a lads there’s some shenanigans, adventures and of course first love.

I will be completely honest here and say that I did struggle at the beginning of this book, the reason being there seemed to be too much detail about fishing. I’m not into fishing at all so I was a bit concerned I wasn’t going to enjoy this story but it picked up and I was very relieved about that.

The story comes alive and you get to know more about the boys. They are typical boys, there’s fishing, camping, rude jokes and its quite an easy read. Once I got into the story I didn’t want to put it down, the blossoming relationship with Ronny and Mary Ellen was quite special, it’s very much a will they wont they and I was really rooting for Ronny. I’m sure everyone will remember their first love and this story certainly brought back memories of mine.

R.S. Dees has written a story that has many laugh out loud moments, there were times I was squirming in my seat while reading and times I was shocked. Pecker Tracks is a story that will take you back to your childhood, even though I was only one in 1979 it still had me reminiscing about my teenage years.

Over all this was an enjoyable story, an escape from the world today, back to easier times when summer meant being out doors with your friends. Like I said previously the fishing detail just didn’t do it for me but I’m sure many people will enjoy, this is just my opinion. I do believe Pecker Tracks has a bit of everything for everyone and very enjoyable.

My thanks got to R.S. Dees for the copy in exchange for an honest review.

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