Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Title : Sing Me to Sleep
Author : Angela Morrison
Genre : Contemporary
Published Date : March 4th 2010
Publisher : Razorbill
Pages : 301
Awards : Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2010),Best Books 2011 Award Winner for Young Adult Fiction (2011)

From Goodreads :

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.

My Review :
I first knew about Sing Me to Sleep from my friend recommendation. The blurb honestly gave me an impression of another ugly-turn-to-beautiful-and-all-man-kneel-before-her novel. Turned out I was fooled.

Sing Me to Sleep deals with insecurity, self-esteem, and peer-pressure. 
Our main character, Beth, was an ugly girl chosen to be a choir soloist thanks to her beautiful voice. But became a soloist has it price. The main stage. The light. The attention. And because of all that, one of Beth choir member gave her a total makeover, changing her into a Beauty.

But because of her own father had called her "Damn ugly" in the past, Beth always viewed herself as an ugly, worthless girl. But that is until she meet Derek. He made Beth look at world the way she never had before, teaching her to appreciate herself, and slowly made her habit of underestimating herself disappeared.

For me, Beth character was great, deep with complex, and I could totally relate to her inner struggle. Sure, she was all clingy to Derek, but I could understand that, because she used t be ugly and that was her first boyfriend. But sometimes, I didn't understand her when Derek was moody and annoying and she was still all over him, not mad at all. 
On another side, Derek, was a bit unstable. He's sometimes nice, sweet, and all that, while another time he's moody, pushy, overly confident, etc. 
Beth's the one and only best friend, Scott, was another thing. I didn't like him very much, because I think that Scott was too self-oriented. But I don't know, maybe that's just me.

Overall, I have to say that the story was great. It made me cry, I admit. But the character, and how the story ended wasn't too great for me personally. So, I had to give this 3 star. But try it if you love Contemporary and tearjerker romance. It was great, but the character was not really.

My Rating :

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1 comments

  1. whoa so sweet the riview,,thanks..putting it in my tbr ^^

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