The piano is Beck's obsession, and his curse. When he's paired with August for a school assignment, he finds it impossible to keep up the walls he's erected around himself and his home life.
Beck's mother, termed the Maestro, is physically and emotionally abusive, forcing him to play Chopin for hours and putting his playing above school, friendships, and even his health. Through his friendship with August, Beck discovers that there is more to life, but how can he convince the Maestro of this?
Drews handles a difficult subject well in this heartbreaking, but ultimately satisfying, debut.
Content warning: physical and emotional abuse, self harm ideation.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 10201 KB
- Print Length: 289 pages
- Publisher: Orchard Books (7 June 2018)
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074H9H4R5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 78 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #162,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)