Title: Sing Me To Sleep
Author: Angela Morrison
Publisher: Razorbill (March 4, 2010)
Reading Level: Young Adult
THE TRANSFORMATION 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 HEARTBREAK The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.
Sing Me To Sleep is truly one of the deepest, and most thoughtful books of YA today. It's just one of those books that make you go 'wow' right after you read it. It's a journey full of emotion, loss, and heartache. It will leave you breathless with everything you read.
I loved it so much because of its meaningfulness and awe. Morrison really creates such a beautiful story of love. It isn't cliche or overused. But love here is defined differently and uniquely.
The plot was actually really smooth and fluent as the changing of totally different settings occur. It's amazing how Morrison just has the pure talent to write with such a legato prose.
Beth is one character that I definitely admire and she is a totally unique character to that compared to other YA female characters. She has a sort of maturity and she understands and perceives everything in a whole different level. Scott and Derek on the other had are also wonderful guys whom I adore. I love both of them because of their love for Beth and also, their personalities.
Sing Me To Sleep is such a great book that you definitely have to pick up once it releases. It'll really break your heart and sew it back together and make you cry your heart out.