A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist Review

March 12, 2013

A Song After Dark
Seventeen year old Norman has been invisible his whole life. His parents have shielded him from life, never allowing him to make any decisions or have any friends that might lead him astray from the path they have chosen for him. But Norman is tired of always toeing the line, tired of having no friends and never being able to make his own decisions. Norman has no idea how life changing missing his school bus ride home one afternoon will be.

Zach, one of the popular kids whom Norman has always wanted to be accepted by, is behind the school smoking a joint. When Zach is friendly with Norman and suggests that they hang out one day, Norman is stunned. When Zach gives Norman a ride home and gives him his cell number so Norman can call him and they can ‘hang’ together sometime, Norman is elated…things are finally turning around for him!

Norman’s parents think Zach is terrific because he comes from the right background and gets straight A’s but they don’t know him the way Norman does. As Norman and Zach get to know each other better, Norman is at first all behind all the things Zach suggests. Norman starts to wonder though about Zach after a series of events make him question Zach’s friendship. As Norman starts to draw away from Zach, things heat up and Norman is left wondering just how far Zach is willing to go, and how far he already has gone.

A well written psychological thriller about two young men, friendship and how far one must go to find acceptance.

I received my copy through LibraryThing Giveaway and my review was unsolicited.

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One Response to “A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist Review”


  1. Great review! I sent you my book on Saturday! You are on the cover! First Edition, has some mistakes in it, but makes it more valuable. Lots of love, Emily


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