You’re worth more than a thousand perfect notes.
Yes my darling Beck, yes you are.
OH. MY. WORD. How perfect is this book? I can’t describe all my fuzzy feelings for this awesome book. I read this in a couple hours and I loved every minute of it.
Zielle, you may ask, what’s with the title? Who in the potato is Beck and Joey and August and Perfect Notes? This is a book review by the way. As soon as I finished the book and I scribbled down a messy, jumbled, fan-girly review and posted it on Goodreads. My mum read it and told me not to change it up because it seems natural. Lucky for you, I edited a little bit, just so it’s at least seemingly coherent.
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?
|The Style/Writing |
The way C.G Drews presents the story is so real and deep, it reels in the reader and makes it so relatable. I was hooked with every page and devoured the book in a couple hours.
Drews did a fantastic job of weaving in amazing and deep quotes throughout the book; they were so full of wisdom and thoughtfulness; prepare your highlighters, readers!
And let me just say, the style. WOW. The style is so beautiful and it connected with me and penetrated my very soul because it was thoughtful and broken and hurt and confused and amazing and talented, and at this point I’m just talking about Beck Keverick.
|The Charries |
I think cinnamon roll or vegan cake
sorry I just had too is the only way to describe Beck. He is the kindest, most caring person ever. He was a character I could really connect with because of the way he was portrayed. His thoughts scattered throughout the book made the reading experience everything. He cares so much for August, although he tries not to show it, and it is so obvious how much he cares for Joey. He is the most gorgeous human bean.
Can I just say how much I love Joey? It breaks my heart to see how broken she is, and how her world slowly changes when she witnesses things a five year old shouldn’t witness.
And August is the sweetest human. I loved her banter, her dialogue, and her personality. And also her parents. How can I not mention her parents?
I think my heart nearly stopped when I read that part about Jan and then realised that he was still a good guy who was on Beck’s side because Beck deserves it. I also just realised that sentence will only make sense to people who have actually read the book. Jan is an amazing addition to the book.
The author crafted these characters so well, although (I know the story is not about Beck’s mother) I wanted to see a bit more layers to his mum. That’s not gonna stop me from giving this book the five stars it deserves, though.
Can you tell I LOVED this book?? Because I do. And did I mention that I love it? There are so many beautiful lines in this book. It’s all so deep and meaningful and everything ties in perfectly together and I didn’t want to put it down.
There is a bit of swearing and insults in German and one s**t, and physical and verbal child abuse of my favourite people.
| Overall |
Overall, I totally recommend that you read this book. It’s not a very heavy read and you can finish it fairly quick, but it has some deep messages in it. To me, every sentence in the book had it’s place and purpose. It was all meaningful.
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