A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

A Thousand Perfect Notes

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 - becau...

Details A Thousand Perfect Notes

TitleA Thousand Perfect Notes
Release DateJun 7th, 2018
PublisherOrchard Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews A Thousand Perfect Notes

  • C.G. Drews
    My debut is officially out in the world! (insert endless soft screaming) I'm just so ridiculously happy after spending years working towards this so....OK WOW. Emotions. So many of them. More than 3 for sure.Also pleeeease remember not to tag/link me to negative reviews! Not expecting everyone to love it, but I don't need to read those reviews. 💛♪♫♪ Blog post on how I got my agent and book deal with Hachette!♪♫♪Blog post on me flai...
  • ilsa ➹
    SUCH SUBTLE WAYS OF WORLD DOMINATION CAITREREAD UPDATE 3/03/18: I only read this last month but guess what! I got a physical copy and accidentally reread the whole thing. Whoops. Things I noticed in my re-read-It seemed a lot more fast paced this time - THERE IS NOT ENOUGH BECK AND AUGUST I AM SORRY THIS IS TORTURE (view spoiler)[ they only kissed properly once e (hide spoiler)] THEY'RE SO INSUFFERABLY CUTE THOUGH. August calls Beck a marshmallow...
  • Hamad
    “Music is nothing unless it fills your soul with colour and passion and dreams”🌟 Drews is one of the best reviewers on GR and that’s why she knows what is the importance of an honest book review. Before reading this I saw many reviews mentioning that they are “biased” because they know the author, that just made me even more critical while reading this!🌟 A few pages into the book and I was so into the story, the author does not ne...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI'm honestly shocked that this has practically no negative reviews because I personally thought it was pretty awful. If reading this book has taught me anything, it's that I'm a glutton for punishment when it comes to reading over-hyped young adult novels, and I should probably change my blog name to "I hate everything you love." Will I learn my lesson? No. But at least I can admit it.A THOUS...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    „No doubt you’ve painted me the monster. Well, fine. I shall be your monster. But I will also get you into the greatest concert halls in the world, get you the best tutor, make your name be known, make you a famous pianist who will want for nothing.“ Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐When we grow up we have dreams. Dreams of being an artist, an author or a pianist. We’re dreaming of being the best, the greatest, the most famous. But sometimes dreams ...
  • Fuzaila
    The only bad thing about this book was that it got over too quickly. Look,,MY NEW LOVE IS FINALLY HERE Buddy read with my fav flower
  • may ❀
    book #2 done for the booktubeathon ✔who knew this 300 paged book would crush me so thoroughly. well done. this book is so SAD and tragic and the characters are so REAL and flawed and sad and i just wanna curl up into a ball bc what do i do with these feelingsand then the ending comes and its so hopeful and i just, what an incredible debut. 4.5 stars!!full review to come maybe??~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~im so proud of cait for how far shes come a...
  • joanna ☽
    "If people cut him open, they'd never accuse him of being empty." Listen, do you ever finish a book and just stare up at the ceiling, smiling because you just read something so beautiful and simultaneously feeling tears roll down your cheeks because now there is a deep fissure line running through your heart and you don't know if you'll ever be okay again?this review (and an explanation for my recent absence) can be found here on starburnt readsI...
  • Inge
    If you’re thinking, “Oh, I bet A Thousand Perfect Notes is going to be funny because Cait’s blog is funny” then HAHAHA
  • Sky
  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    I AM BASICALLY SCREAMING AS I WRITE THIS REVIEW AND ALSO I AM DEAD INSIDE BECAUSE THIS BOOK KILLED ME, BUT THAT'S FINE... These things happen I guess...I just want to put in that I had to take my glasses off to read this, because the tears make them foggy and salty and then I can't keep reading. One of the ultimate struggles of having glasses. I'm so thankful that I don't need them for for reading, otherwise I don't even know how it would have be...
  • Taneika
    Honestly this book was SO GOOD. However I am now a sobbing mess. This book explores abuse, domestic violence and friendship so beautifully and I LOVED all of the characters so freaking much wow (except for Beck’s mother of course). Beck’s little sister was such a joy, August was amazing despite my not understanding HOW she manages to get away with not wearing shoes and Beck. Beck was such a heartbreaking, realistic and beautiful character. I ...
  • Emily Mead
    Being in the extremely privileged position of a CP to the glorious CAIT, I have in fact already read and loved this. You all will as well - trust me.
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    I am intensely flapping my arms and squawking like a poor abandoned pterodactyl baby at the excitement of actually having been able to read a review copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes! (Thanks for staying with my review after that sentence.) My emotions towards Cait's book can be described roughly as such, starting from when I found out she was publishing a book at all: - oh wow! Cait is finally publishing one of her books, something I've been as...
  • Gray Cox
  • R.F. Gammon
    This is Cait's book, and so OBVIOUSLY I've wanted to read it since I heard it was coming out (like a year ago? Wow it's been a long time). The positive reviews have been overwhelming, and I was almost nervous to read it since I tend to go against hype...but then I won it in a giveaway and decided to read it in one sitting once it arrived. I read this book in TWO HOURS, people. No joke. There is nothing easy about this book. It gets into the down ...
  • Kael
    Okay, now that I’ve pulled myself together I can write a proper review for this glorious work of fiction. Although, usually when I love a book this much my “review” is actually just a bunch of incoherent screaming so proceed with caution....Beck Keverich (the most precious boy in all the world I would die for him ohmagoshndjsksk don’t touch me), is the son of Ida Magdalena Keverich, famous German pianist who, because of health reasons, is...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Picture this: You walk into a bookstore. You buy a book. You love the book. That book, my friends, is A Thousand Perfect Notes. What is there to love, you may ask? Well here's a list for all you doubters out there:"Other people are born for nonexistence."1. This book is so honest. Beck's mother is abusive--and I mean abusive. She does horrible things, just because she wants her son to live out the dreams she herself can no longer push throug...
  • Alice Cai
    4.25*I thought I wasn't going to like this when I read the first 30 pages, but then the story and characters grew on me.The first character that grew on me a lot was Joey (Beck's little sister). Aw she's so cute. I was kind of meh on the main character Beck the whole way though because I just wanted him to rebel already. I did think he was going to fight back harder in the end. I feel like Beck didn't really have that much of a personality becaus...
  • Emma
    This debut novel is very well done. After just a few pages I could feel myself caring for Beck and Joey and I really wanted them to get out of the horrible home situation they found themselves in. Even if it’s a short book (under 300 pages) all the characters were well characterised, even Beck’s mother. Needless to say I didn’t like her but I appreciated that the author told us her story so that we could understand what these kids were deal...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Today, since this is a "let's flail" review, we're going to just discuss the reasons I loved this, because when you're flailing, there are probably not any negatives, right? Right. So, here are some of the reasons that if you haven't already obtained this book (and why haven't you?) you really, really should.The characters are precious an...
  • Dannii Elle
    Actual rating 3.5/5 stars.Beck's violent mother stifles his daily live and his creativity. Her imposed rules of piano coming before school, friends, and happiness leads him to feel estranged from his peers and the world at large. But when Beck meets August, he is introduced to a life lead by happiness and is given the option to approach what is missing in his own life, and figure out exactly why.It is hard to separate a book from its author and m...
  • Alyssa Carlier
    Disclaimer: I only read a draft, and tbh Cait is fantastic so I could be biased. I mean, I haven't used in Goodreads in FOREVER but I just HAVE to review this.Guys, I don't even like contemporary. But Cait's book is just freaking amazing. It has music! cake (of course)! angst! All the characters were spectacularly, beautifully written. The romance was—to use a writing cliche—like great makeup: hardly noticeable but absolutely stunning. AND TH...
  • Maraia
    **Disclaimer** There's no way to not write a biased review when one of your best friends publishes a book, especially when you first read it way back in the beginning, before it was even a Real Book. So, in my completely biased opinion, I love this book, and I think everyone should read it!In my less biased opinion, I still love this book. It's darker than I prefer my YA contemporaries, but it also has a lot of heart, and it's nothing if not an e...