Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison
Release Date: March 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320My Rating/Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
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 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 an amazing story. The real message of this book comes in many shapes and sizes,love who you are and dream.
When i first heard about this book, I knew I wanted to read it. When i read the summary i immediately felt sorry for Beth. The kids would call her a "Beast" I was wondering how could a character like Beth overcome those "demons." this is one of the books that you can't hope but watch it bloom.
And Beth did bloom, In the beginning she always known herself to be "Damn Ugly or The Beast" that was her, But when she songs- she become this beauty person she has always been from the inside. I don't know how she dealt with the High School Bullies. I would have been suspended all the time. lol But Scott her Bff has always been there for her. Then we have Derek who is more like Beth than he is lead on to be. I was torn between the two. This book is a definite tear-jerker.
The relationship with Beth, Scott, and Derek, was very enjoyable to read. This love triangle was different from all the others. Beth has been friends with Scott, when she got the fabulous make over it didn't matter to Scott, seeing he always loved her for her. She goes on a trip for Choir and meets Derek, who has been obsessed with her ever since he heard her sing. When they finally meet the love just grown from there. When it came the the love triangle aspect i think Scott represented the past, her school life,just what she grown up to be. With Derek she could start over and not be this "Beast" he saw her for what she wanted to be.
I couldn't have read should an awesome book without Angela writing it! It was my favorite part of this book. Her writing just flowed. I'll be reading more of her work.