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A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews

5/5 stars

This is one of those books that shatter your heart into tiny fragments and glue them back together. I loved it because it is everything: happiness, sadness, love, pain, obsession, life, and most of all music. C. G. Drews’s debut is incredible and deserves a million stars. I wanted to read this book and I heard that the cover was absolutely breathtaking, but I didn’t want to wait for the paperback to directly bought it on Kindle. I devoured it in less than 24 hours, the fastest I’ve ever finished a book! I read for hours till midnight, went to bed only because I knew I’d fall asleep on the sofa and resumed reading first thing the next morning.

It’s the story of a boy named Beck who’s got a very abusive mother who forces him to slave over the piano. Granted, this makes it a very intense read, but the emotions that come with it are amazing and you remember them for ages after! Beck’s little sister Joey is amazing and then August… oh, August. She’s this incredible smart beautiful funny classmate that Beck is forced to be partner with for a school project, and she’s just so amazing! Plus the scene with her parents is hilarious. I laughed/cried so many times during the book.

I admit that I was confused by the use of ‘all right’ instead of ‘alright’, and sometimes I had to re-read some pages because I couldn’t understand the concept of time, but these are just tiny things that didn’t take away from the pleasure of this book. I can safely say it is one of the best books I’ve read so far and strongly recommend it to everybody because it makes you see the world and yourself in a completely different way.

And plus it involves cake and furry animals and breathtaking melodies and so who am I to refuse? It is beautiful. How many times I’m going to say this, I don’t know.

It was amazing.

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