A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

A Thousand Perfect Notes

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 - becau...

Details A Thousand Perfect Notes

TitleA Thousand Perfect Notes
Release DateJun 7th, 2018
PublisherOrchard Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult

Reviews A Thousand Perfect Notes

  • C.G. Drews
    UPDATE, May 26: So release day is ridiculously close. I am softly screaming. And also running an Instagram challenge from the 1-7 of June (winner gets an annotated copy of ATPN + open INT!) More details here if you want to join in!Also pleeeease remember not to tag/link me to negative reviews! Not expecting everyone to love it, but I don't need to read those reviews. 💛♪♫♪ Trigger Warnings: I will put them in spoiler tags, so click as yo...
  • ilsa ➹
    SUCH SUBTLE WAYS OF WORLD DOMINATION CAITREREAD UPDATE 3/03/18:1)Beck is even MORE precious, I don't know how I missed this, he is fabulous and August calls him a marshmallow with a burnt outside and I couldn't put it any better, to be honest.2) A lot happens just at the end of the book? It seemed a lot more fast paced this time but like, not a fault, just something I picked up on3) THERE IS NOT ENOUGH BECK AND AUGUST I AM SORRY THIS IS TORTURE (...
  • Inge
    If you’re thinking, “Oh, I bet A Thousand Perfect Notes is going to be funny because Cait’s blog is funny” then HAHAHA <--- I’m sorry but that was your last laugh. Ever. I hope you enjoyed it. Because this book is 50% heartbreaking and 50% soul destroying and 50% gut wrenching and trust me the math adds up.Still, as a long-time reader of Paper Fury, I have become familiar with her unique way of writing, and it was fun to find some of th...
  • Emily Mead
    Being in the extremely privileged position of a CP to the glorious CAIT, I have in fact already read and loved this. You all will as well - trust me.
  • Alyssa Carlier
    Disclaimer: I only read a draft, and tbh Cait is fantastic so I could be biased. I mean, I haven't used in Goodreads in FOREVER but I just HAVE to review this.Guys, I don't even like contemporary. But Cait's book is just freaking amazing. It has music! cake (of course)! angst! All the characters were spectacularly, beautifully written. The romance was—to use a writing cliche—like great makeup: hardly noticeable but absolutely stunning. AND TH...
  • Dannii Elle
    Actual rating 3.5/5 stars.Beck's violent mother stifles his daily live and his creativity. Her imposed rules of piano coming before school, friends, and happiness leads him to feel estranged from his peers and the world at large. But when Beck meets August, he is introduced to a life lead by happiness and is given the option to approach what is missing in his own life, and figure out exactly why.It is hard to separate a book from its author and m...
  • Maraia
    **Disclaimer** There's no way to not write a biased review when one of your best friends publishes a book, especially when you first read it way back in the beginning, before it was even a Real Book. So, in my completely biased opinion, I love this book, and I think everyone should read it!In my less biased opinion, I still love this book. It's darker than I prefer my YA contemporaries, but it also has a lot of heart, and it's nothing if not an e...
  • Miriam Joy
    I was extremely apprehensive about reading this. I mean -- excited! Definitely excited! I requested it without even hesitating when I saw it on NetGalley. But then the pressure kicked in, and I began to get seriously nervous about reading it. I put it off. I kept telling myself I was waiting until nearer the release date.The truth is: when you've known someone more than five years (and Facebook said Cait and I became FB friends five years ago yes...
  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel InkI'll admit I was scared to read this book. Not because of what it's about, but because of who wrote it. Cait has been a dear friend of mine for a few years new and I've beta read for her before. So I was scared to read this book because what if I don't like it? Or will people think I'm biased? But of course I had to read it. And I was careful to be just as critical with this book as I am with all others. And it sti...
  • Vicky (tangledpages)
    I don't think I've read a book that has engulfed me in it so deeply that it has barely let me out to breathe. This was such a hard hitting book and completely un-put-downable. A full review is to come, but let me just say that considering this book only arrived today and I've already devoured it, I'd say this is one to definitely bump up your TBR lists come release date.This is C.G. Drew's debut novel and I really can't wait to see where she goes...
  • Daphne (Illumicrate)
    4.5 stars An absolutely pitch perfect read. In between the hurt and the hope, C.G.'s writing stands out beautifully.It's find it hard to write reviews about books that deal with difficult subjects, as I don't want that to be the focus. This book is so much more than that. I loved the ache that my heart felt. Beck is a perfect cinnamon roll of grumpiness and talent, and August is a warm blanket of sunshine and snark. Together, their friendship mad...
  • Amber Robertson
    thank you Hachette Australia for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. all thoughts are my own.Trigger Warnings: physical abuse, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, lack of food, poverty, major injury, graphic violenceYOU CAN ALSO FIND MY REVIEW FOR THIS BOOK OVER ON MY BLOGI was beyond excited to be able to receive an Australian authors debut novel. I absolutely love supporting other Australian’s and if I was still in hig...
  • Olivia
    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I don't read as much contemporary or even young adult fiction, as I read adult fantasy, but when I heard about Cait's book I immediately requested a review copy. I read it in one sitting. It is gripping and gut-wrenching.I really enjoyed my read, but I must point out just how dark this is. A Thousand Perfect Notes is the story of Beck and Beck really hates his life. Beck grew up w...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    She shattered my heart then handed it back to me, piece by piece, taping it back together with a gentle hope. So, so lovely Cait. 4.5 stars. Review to come.