Lucy Variations, offers a balance of drama, music and
Sara Zarr’s new novel,
of her prodigy status, 16-year-old Lucy Beck-Moreau is unable to save her
elderly piano teacher from a stroke. And then her own grandmother isn’t doing
too well, and Lucy’s friend Reyna is having a tough time, too. What else could
possibly go wrong?
the crises and distractions at home, Lucy strays away from the piano. She’s
used to performing in enormous concert halls and reading reviews printed the
next day. But now with her younger brother, Gus, taking the spotlight, she
seems to have lost her thrill for music.
she really love piano, or was it the awards and competitions that really made
Lucy practice? Sometimes it seems like quitting would bring her more attention
than ever before. In between shuffling through pages of sheet music and leaving
the craziness at home for coffee dates with Will, Lucy tries to find the girl
behind the pianist posters and figure out who she really wants to be.
learning that it can be hard to live up to the rest of the world’s
expectations, and sometimes you have to put yourself first. Find out what
happens to Lucy when The Lucy Variations hits
shelves tomorrow, May 7.
you follow Lucy’s lead and learn the piano?
What instrument are you dying to play? Share in the comments below.
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BY CAROLINE CASSARD ON 5/6/2013 12:00:00 PM
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