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A Thousand Perfect Notes
A Thousand Perfect Notes | C. G. Drews
32 posts | 21 read | 20 to read
An emotionally charged story of music, psychological abuse and salvation through falling in love. 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? Thrilling and powerfully written, this is an explosive debut for YA readers.
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LilMrmd79
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5/5 stars. Finally a book to pull me out of my reading rut. I‘ve been struggling to finish almost anything lately. When I do, it takes me SO long. But this story grabbed me from the start. If my kids, husband, job, and life in general didn‘t distract me...I would‘ve finished this in one sitting. It‘s beautifully written and such a heartbreaking journey to follow.

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geekybookgirl2
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I really enjoyed this book. A wonderful story with heartbreaking moments, greatly written characters and a chance of hope at the end. Proceed with caution though as it deals with psychological, verbal and physical abuse.

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This one was good. Sad and frustrating, but ultimately hopeful. Can‘t wait to read her second novel!

LaraReads Beautiful! ❤️🌺🦋 2mo
tracey38 Beautiful photo! 2mo
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witchinguptales
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A story that breaks your heart 😭

CWs/TWs: domestic/child abuse

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e.c.vitoria
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Gillyreads
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Love this cover

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e.c.vitoria
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edennugget
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I did not think I would be so moved by this.

This is a story about a broken boy with a broken mother and a piano. It is a story about self-worth and perfection and 'but I'm not good enough'. It is about family and friends and love and forgiveness and abuse and blood. It is about finding yourself, not becoming someone else. It is about this broken boy and a ray of sunshine, who helps him heal. But ultimately, it is about him saving himself.

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'You are worth more than a thousand perfect notes.'

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'I don't need rescuing. I'll save myself.'

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edennugget
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'Mistakes do not cancel the worth of a performance. They encourage us to work harder, aim higher.'

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'Passion is more important than perfection.'

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'He's waited for the words 'good job' for so long. But now that they're finally given, he can only hold them in tired, hollow hands and hate himself for craving them so desperately.'

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'If you do not say hello, you do not need to say goodbye.'

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'Sharing music is personal because music speaks, it feels, it breathes. And it always says something about you.'

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'Music is nothing unless it fills your soul with colour and passion and dreams.'

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'Some people are born for sunlight and orange peel smiles and running on the beach and wild flowers in their hair. Other people are born for nonexistence.'

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'The music in his head is his pocket of relief.'

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edennugget
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So excited to get started on this one! I've had it borrowed for absolutely ages and keep renewing it.

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bookish.mum
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'Music is nothing unless it fills your soul with colour and passion and dreams.'

#cgdrews #athousandperfectnotes #bookworm

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bookish.mum
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#currentreadselfie 😄 So hey, this is me and I'm loving this book! I now have 161 unread books on my shelves 📚 Despite several sneaky book purchases this year, I have managed to keep the number always below 200 so that's good 😂

#cgdrews #athousandperfectnotes #currentlyreading #bookworm

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e.c.vitoria
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Ah this was so amazing 🖤!! It was dark and brutal, then a page later adorable and fluffy. The characters are so well constructed, they're like actual humans 😱 I wanted to adopt Beck and Joey on a regular basis 💔.

10/10 💫

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avalinah
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I am intensely flapping my arms and squawking like a poor abandoned pterodactyl baby at the excitement of actually having been able to read a review copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes! I LOVED IT. I loved it so much, I'm giving it 5 stars. Come read the full review – 5 Reasons To Read A Thousand Perfect Notes on my blog here: http://bit.ly/2lglObL

I thank Hachette Children's Group for a free copy of the book in exchange to my honest opinion.

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hyperashley
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runeofstories
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CONGRATULATIONS @paperfury
For your debut novel #1000perfectnotes ATPN 😍😍😍. If you guys haven't known about ATPN, it is a heartwarming YA about music and life and I just so want to read this.
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#bookstagramindonesia #bookish #bookishindo #bookishindonesia #booklover #bibliophile #bookworms #bookreader #bookphotography #bookishthings #bookloverindonesia #readersofinstagram #reader #fantasy #ya #erhibiscus

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e.c.vitoria
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Happy Book Birthday to A Thousand Perfect Notes!!🎉🎂

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bookish.mum
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Happy Book Birthday to A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews 😍🎉

I can't wait to get a copy and read this book 🙌

#cgdrews #athousandperfectnotes #loveozya

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Vinjii
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A screenshot of my blogpost. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC! I loved this and it‘s a dark and powerful contemporary young adult novel. (Trigger warning: physical/emotional abuse by parent.)

Christine11 I loved this one too! It was very dark at times but also a really beautiful book 😊 13mo
Vinjii @Christine11 Yes, very beautiful 😍 13mo
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Missusb
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#currentlyreading #rso #preview #julyrelease2018🇦🇺 #loveozya #debut #music Think there‘s an abusive mother. Not sure if it‘s emotional or physical. Argh. #pianothatsneverplayed

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Christine11
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This book is honestly so fantastic - so heartbreaking and full of emotion. In some ways it kind of reminded me of Sing, Unburied, Sing which is high praise. I loved it even though it made me cry!
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Full review on my blog if you fancy having a look!
https://lifewithallthebooks.com/2018/03/05/a-thousand-perfect-notes-by-c-g-drews...

I received this ARC from Netgalley ❤️

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HiddenGemBooks
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Beck hates his life, home, and most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her broken. But he is too scared to stand up to his mom, and tell her his true passion is composing his own music - because the suggestion of rebellion on his part would end in violence. But then he meets August, and he finds a way to escape his painful existence...

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