Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison

Title: Sing Me To Sleep

Author: Angela Morrison

Published: Razorbill, 2010

Pages: 301

Snippet: "I needed a whole heart once in my life. Is that so wrong?" 


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. (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: What I thought was going to be a story about a girl who transforms herself into a person she feels happy and comfortable with turned out to be so much more.  The first few pages were about Beth and how she transformed herself into someone she felt more comfortable with. She changed her looks which dramatically changed her outlook on life.

Then she meets Derek and he's hiding something. In the end curiosity got the better of me and I just had to know what his big secret is. Wow. In a way I wish I could go back to not knowing. But now I do. It was quite a shock.  Basically, when I found out my whole opinion of the book changed.  Up until that point I'd thought Sing Me To Sleep was alright. After that I was astounded.

Sing Me To Sleep is amazing.  I cried. It was really sad.  It not only deals with how people perceive themselves it goes far deeper. I can't say too much without giving away any details but Sing Me To Sleep is a truly astounding read.

I have to say that I don't think I've read a book quite like it. I would definitely recommend this book! Sing Me To Sleep is truly earth shattering and so well written.

Source: Borrowed

1 comment:

  1. Great Review! It was sad how the students treated her in the beginning...i liked this book.


Comments are always awesome!