So friends have you read this one yet? I'd like to get your thoughts on it if you have. I've finally read it and I almost wish I had not. It was the single most depressing YA book I've ever read. I'm very much NOT saying that it was a bad book...but...
The story was excellent and built up really well. The characters were intriguing. The book was beautifully written in fact. (Here's the but...) It just depressed the heck out of me. I realized at the end that it's (semi) based on a real person which made me even more sad.
I realize I'm babbling but I did have a hard time with it. I know that these things really happen but my goodness I cried. I had some issues with a few other things in the book but I won't even go into all that because I could type for the whole day.
Like I said...I'd love to know what you thought if you've already read this one.
About The Book:
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.
**review copy borrowed from library