A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews (Book Review)

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance
Length: 282 pages
Published on June 7th 2018 by Orchard Books
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

bought via Waterstones

An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

Content Warning: domestic abuse

This is long overdue. All my reviews are, but particularly this one because I read it like a few days after it’s release day back in June. We’re in January (well November when I typed this up). What am I doing?! procrastinating on reviews cause problems

I devoured this book in one session, like I picked it up and BAM! I couldn’t put it down, I also made a twitter thread for it as I read it because sometimes I do that. I make thread where I tweet my emotions into another void.

I love, love the pacing of this book and how even though it’s a fairly fast pace from the get go. It’s not skipping out parts, or missing anything crucial, it’s a nice quick pace to keep you engaged but not lose what’s happening.

Beck is adorable, his sister Joey is also adorable and I want her, cause I’m an only child so yeah. Beck and August together in some scenes just made me laugh, honestly this book took me from feeling sad, protective over these characters to laughing, to nearly crying. That is a hard thing to do…

Dealing with the dark theme of abuse, A Thousand Perfect Notes handles it well, the sarcasm, light hearted parts are certainly needed to give you the relief of the heartbreak Beck goes through.


What did you think to Cait’s debut? If you’ve not read it yet, what have you been doing?! If you say procrastinating then it’s an acceptable answer hehe. If you’ve not read it yet, are you planning to?

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14 thoughts on “A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews (Book Review)

  1. I’ve had heard so many mixed reviews about this one so I have been hesitant on picking it up. But I am so happy that you enjoyed your time reading this one! In one sitting too!! 10/10 (don’t worry I’m behind on reviews too lol)

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  2. I got the Kindle version of this book as a gift and I can’t wait to read it now! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this so I’m just waiting for the right mood to tackle this book cause, as you’ve said, it deals with dark yet important themes. Loved your review! ❤


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