Book Type: Hardcover
Age Range: Young Adult
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
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Beth has always been “The Beast” that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.
The Love Affair
When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion for music, and for Beth leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.
The Impossible Choice
When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?
The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derecks been hidding a dark secret … one that could shatter everything.
There is something poetic about the way Angela Morrison writes which makes me visualize her as a poet. Sing me to Sleep has the elegance, feeling and sensitivity a great poem evokes. In Sing Me to Sleep we have the story of Beth, a youngster whose first memories are being rejected by her appearance and this becomes the story of her life. Beth is constantly profiled by her appearance and the only ones accepting her as she is with all of this represents are her mother and Scott, her best friend. Regardless her low self esteem, Beth recognizes there’s a beauty in her and it’s the gift of singing. She will receive an opportunity to be the chorus lead singer, which will bring transformation to her life and the chance to know a love that goes beyond life itself. I really think that any girl could feel identified with Beth’s experience, no matter how secure they might feel about themselves, but it could be other aspects as well. A girl wants to feel beautiful and loved. Words are not enough to say how much I loved this story. It was a marvelous journey through the heart of a youngster that made me feel that she was “real”. This story convenes the deepest human emotion’s experiences that even later after reading it will remain recorded in your heart. Sing Me to Sleep is as deep, elegant, heartbreaking and lovely as a poem itself.
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