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?...
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A Thousand Perfect Notes Reviews
If I had birthday between now and June, I'd be willing to skip them just to have this book in my hands already!
I just love the cover and the synopsis so much
Actual rating 3.5/5 stars.
Beck's violent mother stifles his daily live and his creativity. Her imposed rules of piano coming before school, friends, and happiness leads him to feel estranged from his peers and the world at large. But when Beck meets August, he is introduced to a life lead by happiness and is given the option to approach what is missing in his own life, and figure out exactly why.
It is hard to separate a book from its author and my initial interest in this stemmed from the person ...more
**Disclaimer** There's no way to not write a biased review when one of your best friends publishes a book, especially when you first read it way back in the beginning, before it was even a Real Book. So, in my completely biased opinion, I love this book, and I think everyone should read it!
In my less biased opinion, I still love this book. It's darker than I prefer my YA contemporaries, but it also has a lot of heart, and it's nothing if not an emotional roller coaster (i.e. my favorite kind of ...more
If you’re thinking, “Oh, I bet A Thousand Perfect Notes is going to be funny because Cait’s blog is funny” then HAHAHA <--- I’m sorry but that was your last laugh. Ever. I hope you enjoyed it. Because this book is 50% heartbreaking and 50% soul destroying and 50% gut wrenching and trust me the math adds up.
Still, as a long-time reader of Paper Fury, I have become familiar with her unique way of writing, and it was fun to find some of those “Caitisms” throughout the story, like:
• using “ ...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.
One huge step forward for Cait's world domination plan and I could not be any prouder!
"If people cut him open, they'd never accuse him of being empty."
Listen, do you ever finish a book and just stare up at the ceiling, smiling because you just read something so beautiful and simultaneously feeling tears roll down your cheeks because now there is a deep fissure line running through your heart and you don't know if you'll ever be okay again?
this review (and an explanation for my recent absence) can be found here on starburnt reads
I was slightly scared to read A Thousand Perfect N ...more
Disclaimer: I only read a draft, and tbh Cait is fantastic so I could be biased. I mean, I haven't used in Goodreads in FOREVER but I just HAVE to review this.
Guys, I don't even like contemporary. But Cait's book is just freaking amazing. It has music! cake (of course)! angst! All the characters were spectacularly, beautifully written. The romance was—to use a writing cliche—like great makeup: hardly noticeable but absolutely stunning. AND THE PLOT AND THE HEARTBREAK. *muffled spoilers* just. re ...more