Thank you so much to Hachette Australia for sending me a copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews. All thoughts are my own and receiving a full copy of the book in no way impacted my opinions.
Release Date: June 7th, 2018
Trigger Warnings: physical abuse, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, lack of food, poverty, major injury, graphic violence
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Genre: young adult, contemporary, mental health
An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.
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?