Paperback, 170 pages
Published April 27th 2014 by CreateSpace
Genre: Young Adult
I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
This book is a YA book that I feel will appeal to the younger of the YA audience. It is a super clean and easy to read story about a teenage girl who is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants out of life when there is pressure from her father to be the best.
Within this short book Emily deals with heartbreak, learning a difficult concerto, disappointment, figuring out her future and a possible new love interest all while staying at a ranch in Montana that is far from what she is use to in San Fransisco.
Emily must master her concerto for an upcoming competition so that she can win and gain early entrance into Julliard but finds it difficult while stuck on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. She is filled with anxiety and some OCD tendencies as well as doubt. Does she really want to go to Julliard early? What will her absentee father think if she doesn't? At the same time she has another distraction from the cute farm hand Breck. Is he being honest with her? Is he just like all the other boys? Can she ignore her attraction to him?
The story itself is cute but because it is so short I did find that some of the issues were rushed or glossed over. I would have liked to have learnt more about Breck and I would also have liked for Emily's OCD to be dealt with in a little more detail. This is coming from my adult mind that likes to dissect and dig deeper into the issues. Young readers will probably not feel the same and find that it is a nice read.
Over all I did like it but feel that younger readers will enjoy it even more.
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