An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?...
|Title||:||A Thousand Perfect Notes|
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A Thousand Perfect Notes Reviews
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
Trigger warnings: domestic abuse (physical and emotional), thoughts of self-harm, starvation, child abandonment
This review was originally posted on Happy Indulgence, check it out for the full review and author Q&A!
It’s always hard to read a book that you’ve been anticipating for so long, especially one written by one of your friends, but it’s safe to say that A Thousand Perfect notes absolutely and completely took my heart into its cruel, cold hands and crushed it. I ...more
Update June 8 - I've never been more aware of my country's underdevelopment as when this book got published and I don't have it yet.
Wait whatt?? Cait has written a book????
CAIT (aka, my favourite book blogger/reader) FROM Paper Fury HAS WRITTEN A BOOK.
Can anyone coach me on how to survive till June???!
I AM BASICALLY SCREAMING AS I WRITE THIS REVIEW AND ALSO I AM DEAD INSIDE BECAUSE THIS BOOK KILLED ME, BUT THAT'S FINE... These things happen I guess...
I just want to put in that I had to take my glasses off to read this, because the tears make them foggy and salty and then I can't keep reading. One of the ultimate struggles of having glasses. I'm so thankful that I don't need them for for reading, otherwise I don't even know how it would have been physically possible for me to read this masterp ...more
‘You are worth more than a thousand perfect notes.’
WHY AM I THE LAST PERSON ON THIS PLANET TO KNOW ABOUT THIS BOOK?
blaming on myself: why i went mia at an unnatural time?
ANYWAY, I'm so ready to be broken and I'm gonna enjoy every minute of it.
I'LL FORGET ABOUT HER EVIL CACKLE WHEN I'M GASPING FOR BREATH.
Okay, now that I’ve pulled myself together I can write a proper review for this glorious work of fiction. Although, usually when I love a book this much my “review” is actually just a bunch of incoherent screaming so proceed with caution....
Beck Keverich (the most precious boy in all the world I would die for him ohmagoshndjsksk don’t touch me), is the son of Ida Magdalena Keverich, famous German pianist who, because of health reasons, is no longer able to play. And for as long as Beck can remem ...more
*banging pots together*
Y'ALL, THE EVER FABULOUS CAIT IS HAVING A BOOK PUBLISHED. I'M SO DAMN EXCITED. ALL HAIL THE QUEEN.
Fifteen year old Beck has been playing the piano for as long as he can remember. He longs to play the music he composes in his head, but is forced to play the classics by his violent mother. The more mistakes he makes, the worse the consequences are. As Beck strives for perfection to please his mother, he begins to resent playing the piano all together.
When Beck is forced to partner with a girl named August for a school project, he is drawn to her eternal optimism, but feels forced to push her ...more
I thought I wasn't going to like this when I read the first 30 pages, but then the story and characters grew on me.
The first character that grew on me a lot was Joey (Beck's little sister). Aw she's so cute. I was kind of meh on the main character Beck the whole way though because I just wanted him to rebel already. I did think he was going to fight back harder in the end. I feel like Beck didn't really have that much of a personality because he was so clouded with his situation the entire ...more