SING ME TO SLEEP by Angela Morrison

SING ME TO SLEEP

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

With her Amazonian stature, zit-plastered face and thick glasses, vocalist and lyricist Beth has spent her high-school years in Michigan as “the Beast.” When she becomes the soloist for her youth choir, giving them a winning chance at the Choral Olympics in Switzerland, a sudden, implausible makeover transforms her into a “goddess.” As the teen comes to terms with her new appearance, this moralistic romance becomes a dragged-out decision between two suitors. Derek, the gorgeous, charming, controlling (although Beth never sees it) soloist from Canada, tries to cover up his lingering cough, avoids explanations of his secretive disappearances and has never known the former Beth. Short, nerdy, sweet Scott, on the other hand, has admired her since preschool and refuses to give up his feelings, no matter how she looks. Complicating Beth's decisions about love and a future life is a discovery about her genetics, selfishly revealed by her mother at an inopportune time for seemingly no reason other than to fuel the plot. The Nicholas Sparks–esque ending is sure to leave like-minded readers reaching for their tissues. (Romance. YA)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59514-275-7
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2010




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