Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jilly at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr.
Summary: Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain.
That was all before she turned fourteen.
Now, at sixteen, it's over. A death, and a betrayal, led her to walk away. That leaves her talented ten-year-old brother, Gus, to shoulder the full weight of the Beck-Moreau family expectations. Then Gus gets a new piano teacher who is young, kind, and interested in helping Lucy rekindle her love of piano -- on her own terms. But when you're used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself?
National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr takes readers inside the exclusive world of privileged San Francisco families, top junior music competitions, and intense mentorships. The Lucy Variations is a story of one girl's struggle to reclaim her love of music and herself. It's about finding joy again, even when things don't go according to plan. Because life isn't a performance, and everyone deserves the chance to make a few mistakes along the way.
Why I Can't Wait: First off, it's been a few weeks since I have done a WoW pick. I just wasn't feeling it. But I am so excited about this book. Music is such a huge part of my life. I would have a hard time in those post-apolotiptyic worlds where there is no music. Anyways, I digress. I am really interested in seeing where this book goes. It sounds like an amazing contemporary.
What are you waiting anxiously for?