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The Lucy Variations by [Zarr, Sara]
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Length: 326 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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*Starred Review* Pressure, expectation, the responsibility of “proving to the world and yourself that you weren’t just taking up space.” This has been privileged San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau’s childhood as a renowned concert pianist. But after a family betrayal eight months ago, the 16-year-old walked off the stage in Prague, and her controlling grandfather’s words haunt her: “I take this as your final decision, Lucy.” Now, though, Lucy’s talented pianist brother, Gus, has a new teacher, Will, and he has taken a special interest in Lucy, asking her questions such as “What do you love?” and encouraging her to find the fun in music again. As she and Will grow closer, their relationship begins to cross lines, and she eventually wonders if Will has her best intentions at heart—a question that’s perhaps not fleshed out enough in the novel’s end. But Zarr (Story of a Girl, 2007) does what she does best. Writing in the third person, she really, truly gets inside her characters’ minds and shows us what makes them complex human beings—their faults, fears, and hopes. The supporting characters, from best friend Reyna to English teacher Mr. Charles, are also deeply drawn, and each provides insight as Lucy searches for her own sense of self. The novel itself is structured like a musical composition with three movements of varying tempos and the occasional intermezzo. This is a mellifluous novel about rekindling joy—in music, in the everyday, and in the beauty around us. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Zarr’s Story of a Girl was a National Book Award finalist, and her books are consistently met with multiple starred reviews. A national author tour kicks off the publication of her latest. Grades 9-12. --Ann Kelley

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'Beautifully and sensitively drawn' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'An achingly poignant read' - The Daily Mail on How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr; 'A sensitive and gripping story of love, music and family' - So Little Time blog; 'Lucy's San Francisco family want her to be an international piano star - until she refuses to continue, at which point their attention switches to her younger brother. High spots include the relationship between the family and the new piano teacher, and Lucy's mother eventually finding the strength to support her' - The Independent on Sunday; 'Poignantly tackles the themes of grief, passion, relationships and music' - Yateley News and Mail; 'Lucy's quest for authentic self-expression balanced with humility and an awareness of other people's needs and points of view is one that should resonate with all teens' - Carousel; 'It would have been easy for Zarr to fall into the trap of painting a picture full of the details of a musical career, convincing enough but unappealing. Instead she gives the reader just such a detailed picture, but also... a convincing and three-dimensional presentation of Lucy, depicting the complex elements of her relationships with her family, her friends and her tutors' - Books for Keeps

Product details

  • File Size: 1499 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 7, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TV1VGY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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