Author: Jennifer L. Fry
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
When fifteen-year-old actress Lucy Carter loses her older sister in a car accident, her mother shuts down and her father can’t hold the family together. Their only choice is to ship Lucy off to the Edmond School for Performing Arts. But boarding school is no cure for Lucy’s grief. With failing grades, wooden stage performances, and curfew violations, Lucy is threatened with expulsion. For the once talented Lucy, it feels as though she has nowhere to turn.
One night, Lucy hears mysterious music drifting through the school’s old heating system. The music leads her to a troubled but passionate songwriter whose brilliance gives her the strength to perform like never before. Yet their intense relationship puts Lucy in a precarious position: if she follows her muse, will she lose herself? And if she breaks it off, can she stand on her own again?
Reading this book has been very easy and fast. But the context causes conflicting emotions, at least in me. There is a romance in this story, and it is not easy. Also the starting of the relationship takes a while from the beginning but I enjoyed the read even before the romance side. The characters..oh the characters! Why don´t they just wisen up! They irritate me and they make me smile. The story in this book is not an easy one, it is a deep one from multiple angels. I have the last pages to read to finish it so I do not know yet if it has a happily ever after ending or not, but for the characters sake I do hope so!
This book has aroused a lot of different feelings and has made me root for the characters to cope with all the things going on. Not every book does any of this. Even if it is not the easiest book to read considering the grim things in the story, it was otherwise very much that. I love when reading doesn´t require me to gather up enough concentration to be able to read and understand what I´m reading. The story in it self did that for me. The relationships in this story are hard, which is not in many books I read. It did give the story credibility. All in all it has been a
4 star read!
About Jennifer L. Fry:
Jennifer L. Fry is a writer, artist, and teacher in Marin County, California, where she lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable dogs, and orange tabby cat. Though she has been writing since she was young, A Part to Play is her first novel.
Author website: http://www.jenniferlfry.com/home/