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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.

When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.

When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?

The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

Review: Angela Morrison has a way with words. I am amazed at the beauty of this wonderful story. As I reached the middle, I kind of guessed what the secret was, but I didn't want it to be true. Even though it came to be true, I still loved this story nonetheless. Normally, I don't like depressing books, but with this one, a light shines through the end with hope. Heartwrenching--that's what it was. There is a bright and tragic side to this beautiful story, and to find out what that tragedy is, you just have to read the book.

I love the author note at the end because it tells you why this story was told.

I didn't cry (but then again, I've only cried once for a book), but I know many others that have. If you are looking for a heartwrenching and divine story, look no further. This is it.

What I thought of...

The Beginning: It was sad seeing how everyone treated Beth. I adored the whole concept of the choir. However, I found the makeover of Beth to be a bit unrealistic.

The Middle: Finally know how the title of the book came to be. Possibly half of this segment is filled with happiness while the other delivers some truly depressing news. Look for the little hints.

The End: I should have seen it coming, but I didn't. It was realistically portrayed.

FTC: received ARC for Around the World Tours


brizmus said...

Ohhh, I adore depressing yet hopeful books! I've got to read this! Even though you didn't cry, I'm sure that I will!

~The Book Pixie said...

I want it. I want it. I want it! :P Awesome review. I'd never really paid much attention to the book but now I definitely will. Thanks for posting girl :D


Robby said...

This book sounds beautiful and brilliant. I've read such great things about this book and I think I NEED to read it. :]

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really beautiful book. Thanks for the review. :D

aqtbenz said...

i so want this book! sounds great. great review :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oh wow. Great review!

Vanessa said...

"The End: I should have seen it coming, but I didn't."

Me either. I cried my eyes out.

Great review!