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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

Release Date: March 04, 2010
Publisher: Razorbill
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 301


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.

My Review:

I'll admit it, yes I cried reading this book and I couldn't stop thinking about the book the whole next day, which caused me to get a bit teary again, damn this beautifully written book it's getting me upset again just writing about it!

Now that I have finished my rant I'll go on, Beth has always been bullied by the students at her school, she even has the oh so wonderful nickname 'the beast'. After years of bullying she really does think she is 'the beast'. Her only friend is Scott, who she has known since childhood who happens to love her no matter what she looks like, he loves her for her, not anything else which is very romantic and sweet. Beth sings in a choir, now I won’t go into too much detail but she ends up getting picked to sing a solo for the choir and with that comes a huge change in her appearance. Whilst she may look different Beth still feels she is the same 'beast'. Her choir ends up competing in Switzerland and she meets Derek a singer from another choir they are competing against. Beth falls in love with Derek and to Beth's surprise Derek falls in love with her to, however throughout most of the book I was trying to figure out why Derek was so elusive to Beth's constant questioning about his life back home. I have to say I kind of had a inkling why he was a bit off sometimes but that still didn't stop the OMG moment when you found out why he was the way he was with Beth. Apart from dealing with her romance with Derek, Beth also had to fend off attention from Scott who declared his love for her.

Beth was a complex and interesting character who was very insecure about herself, keeping to herself most of the time (before her transformation) whereas Derek was the complete opposite, living life to the full.

I highly recommend this book to anybody who loves a good romance but be prepared to cry. I have warned you all.

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