Heartbreaking, sad and touching, that's what Sing me to Sleep is. In this beautiful and powerful story we get the chance to meet Beth aka The Beast. She's ugly, damn ugly, she has only one friend, Scott, and some guys in school always bully her.
Her only escape is choir, not the school choir, something bigger, something better, a girl choir in Ann Arbor, and there she can be who she wants, an amazing singer with the voice of an angel.
Beth feels and thinks she doesn't deserve to be loved, not even by her father, who thought she was ugly from the minute she was born.
But the music is her world; she stands there, sings and forgets everything else.
And then she ends up being the main soloist, and everybody notices she's an incredible singer. And that's how the transformation starts.
Now she's a new Beth, different hair, different skin, different look, but the same old Beth in the inside, insecure. When she travels with the choir to Switzerland, to an international choir competition everything changes because she finds what she wasn't looking and doesn't know if it's even real.
Him. Derek, so gorgeous, so sweet, so fantastic, she thinks she doesn't deserve him, but he wants to try even when they are miles away. However, there are secrets between them that are better not to say, or at least that's what Derek thinks and Beth is dying in the inside. And Scott, poor Scott, who could she not noticed what was going on?
I don't usually like stories with love triangles like Edward-Bella-Jacob, but Angela manages it in such a touching way that you totally get the characters.
Like I said before, SMTS is a very powerful, gripping book, Beth's insecurity is something a lot of girls can relate to, not to feel worthy of being loved. And while the story develops you are with the lump on your throat for a lot of reasons and in the end is nearly impossible not to cry or at least sniff, a lot.
The story is very well constructed, I loved the entire choir world thing, and I wish I could be there listening to them singing. It also has very well developed characters and the final part is very beautiful.
Something I really liked is that you can see the pureness of a magic love rising in front of your eyes, and that makes it unique, is very romantic, but no mushy, just enough to feel compelled by the story.
I highly recommend it, is a great book you should not miss.show more
by Mariana Sanchez Rico