Pub. Date: March 4th 2010
Pages: 301 pages
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.
I read this book awhile ago and recently realized that for some crazy reason, I had not written a review. So, I will try my best to remember what I loved about this story.
The plot idea was not very unique, but the way Angela wrote it was beautiful. I found myself engaged in the story all the way through and I was unable to put this book down. As the summary says there are truly four parts to this book and each part had me on a roller coaster of emotions. I felt the pain for Beth at the beginning, the joy, the sadness, the disbelief, the happiness, and every other emotion she had along the ride. Angela is a master at capturing and making the reader feel the emotions she wants them to.
Beth was a wonderful heroine. I thought she was a great representation of teenage girls today, but magnified. I found myself relating to her all the time, just not in the same way. Derek was such an amazing character too, I couldn't wait to find out more about him and then I wanted to see their relationship grow. As for Scott... I didn't care much for his character because he seemed so controlling, but at the end I was a bit more partial to his character.
Overall this book was so beautiful and amazing and it touched my heart. Yeah I know, it sounds cheesy, but its true. I highly recommend this book along with a couple of hours and maybe some tissues...
Rating: 5 stars / 5 stars