The Lucy Variations

The Lucy Variations

eBook - 2013
Average Rating:
3
1
1
Rate this:
"Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Co., 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316232005
0316232009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Orange_Fox_31 Aug 20, 2014

this book was good and interesting

m2 Jul 28, 2013

An interesting coming of age story about a famous prodigy who quits piano; the book is about how she attempts to regain her love of piano and performance.

n
noora10
Jun 12, 2013

Okay, I have to admit, I was really looking forward to reading this. Being the former pianist I am, Lucy's actions at the beginning were very relatable. I felt like I understood her need to quit. I couldn't stop reading the beginning, because I liked it so much. It was simple, relatable, and well written. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the middle and ending. I just couldn't understand why she did some of the things she did! More characters were introduced, leading to more conflicts as well!. And I can't say that they were all resolved. Her actions just made her seem stupid, selfish, and childish- not the inspirational, thoughtful girl the author was shooting for. They say it's good for characters to change throughout a book, but in this case, the change was simply too much for me! The ending was way more complex and confusing than it should've been. I ended up hating Lucy, the same character I first compared myself to!! What started out as relatable, interesting, and a good read overall, ended up as confusing, boring, and a nightmare overall.

Age

Add Age Suitability

n
noora10
Jun 12, 2013

noora10 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

n
noora10
Jun 12, 2013

Lucy Beck-Moreau was born into a musical family with high expectations. Her grandfather is very strict and expects the best out of his children and grandchildren. Because of her mother's failure to satisfy grandfather, the pressure is on Lucy to succeed at piano. And she did. At 15 Lucy realizes that she doesn't want to play anymore and quits- for good. Her brother now carries all the pressure. His new piano teacher feels like he can show Lucy the joys of playing piano- just for fun- without disappointing anyone.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SCCLD

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top