...it is hard-hitting at times,but it is also full of hope, possibility and determination and it will have you flinching, crying, holding your breath and rushing to turn the page.
Music and its transformative power. First love and its intense sweetness. Domestic violence and its pernicious enforcing of secrets. How does one create a magical and powerful story from such disparate ingredients? Well, read on. A Thousand Perfect Notes is a read of great intensity on multiple levels.
A Thousand Perfect Notes can only be described as utterly disheartening and powerful. [...] I can't wait to read more of what C.G. Drews has up her sleeve.
...it's heartbreaking and everything I never knew I needed.
I would recommend this book to pretty much anyone who wants a hard-hitting contemporary read...
This is a gripping story [...] Please go out and buy this if you can. It is so heartbreakingly wonderful.
...this was just flawless. It really outlined so many issues; physical and mental abuse, but the themes of hope balanced it perfectly.
Viscerally violent from the opening sentence, authentically raw, and painful to read at times, this is a superbly told, emotionally charged story of obsession, abuse and the wonderful, terrible power of music both to destroy and, ultimately, to redeem.
A quick YA with plenty of punch.
...a read that will make you think and leave you wanting more.
...shocking, but ultimately hopeful, tale.
A Thousand Perfect Notes takes a searingly powerful look at the theme of parental obsession... The book's final notes will linger in the air long after the last page has been turned.
What an incredible book, truly magnificent - and it's fantastic to see YA discussing issues it seems to have shied away from in recent years.
Moving and hopeful and completely brilliant - this is a fantastic debut and I can't wait to see more from C. G. Drews.