Title: A Thousand Perfect Notes
Author: C.G. Drews
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release date: June 7th 2018
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary


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?


To be completely honest with you (you know I always am! ?), I was a bit scared of this one. If you live under a rock and don’t know this, A Thousand Perfect Notes was written by Cait from the book blog Paper Fury. I love her blog so much and I always love her posts so much. I really wanted to love her debut, but a mean voice in my head kept whispering: “what if I hate it??” . I was almost completely sure that I was going to love it, but you never know! Also, who can hate a book with such a beautiful cover!

The Characters were definitely the best thing about this book.
They were really unique and life like. I really felt for Beck and his Little sister and August was such a fire cracker. I really enjoyed their story and I got super invested in no time. I hated the mother and I loved August for just being amazing and supportive and just so positive. What I loved the most about Beck was that, even if his situation was so terrible, he still put his little sister first and never ever ever really complained. He really is a strong and a good role model.

It’s definitely a book you want to finish in one setting.

I always love reading books about music, I’ve played in orchestras for many years and I really love it. Music made this book so much more beautiful. It was almost painful for me to read about someone who’s love for music is so big, and who just can’t enjoy something he is clearly so talented at. The mother is easily described with one word, evil. I just hate her so much… Crushing dreams should be considered a real crime.

My one and only complaint is that I would have loved the book to be longer! It was so amazing and it was over so quickly. I finished it in a day and now the waiting for her next book that luckily already has been announced!). Let the next book be here soon!

Thank you Cait for writing such an amazing and beautiful book, if you read this, I really loved every second of it!



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