Pub.Date: March 25th 2008
Age Range: Young Adult
Source Of Copy: from the publisher - S&S
Seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan lives with a time bomb (a.k.a. her stepfather, Dino Cavalli). To the public, Dino is a world-renowned violin player and composer. To Cassie, he's an erratic, self-centered bully. And he's getting worse: He no longer sleeps, and he grows increasingly paranoid. Before, Cassie was angry. Now she is afraid.
Enter Ian Waters: a brilliant young violinist, and Dino's first-ever student. The minute Cassie lays eyes on Ian she knows she's doomed. Cassie thought she understood that love could bring pain, but this union will have consequences she could not have imagined.
In the end, only one thing becomes clear: In the world of insanity, nothing is sacred....
A nice different story about life, love and passion for music, a read I would recommend to those who love slow and meaningful stories.
This is the second book of Deb Caletti that I read and I have to say it's much better than Honey Baby Sweetheart. The style of writing is still the same - elegant, smooth and focuses more on the thoughts and emotions instead of conversations or actions. However, the plot is, to me, more interesting - more dramas, more conflicts, more insanity and the likes.
Music is a subject that is explored very well in this book. It's different as well, because the author just doesn't tell us how music enlightens people or inspire them, she also shows us a new side of it. Sometimes, for certain reasons, music can be a burden that drives people crazy. Take Mr. Dino for a perfect example.
I think Cassie is a nice character but I don't like the fact that she's quite meek. She gets upset easily and it's pretty hard to understand how she falls for Ian that fast. It sounds like they've known each other forever when the truth is that they've just met. I mean their relationship is lovely but the start is not very convincing. Although I don't like Mr. Dino much, he's my favorite character from the book. He's quite unusual, he has an interesting past and yeah, he's kind of crazy.
A book fans of Deb Caletti shouldn't miss. For non-fans, try it if you have a chance.