I am no fan of novels nor even having the interest of reading one. There are a lot of English novels at home but those never hit my interests.
However, just very recently, while sporting for kids musical books at a book shop nearby, I bumped into a novel, a musical one. It is the Guitar Notes by Mary Amato.
Here’s the summary of the novel.
On odd days, Tripp uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters.On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she’s trying to become even more perfect–she’s already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected. What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship.Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart.From beloved author Mary Amato comes a YA novel of wit and wisdom, both heartfelt and heartbreaking, about the power of music and the unexpected chords that draw us together.
By just merely reading the summary of the novel, one can imagine a setting where the characters fall in love by and with the music, the songs they are playing. Isn’t it great to feel like being loved and in-loved much even more when music also plays a role?
Sometimes, I also put myself in the characters’ roles and even put more spices on it like thinking that we are in a guitar center sessions attending a music class and with the one I also been longing to love and be loved. Oh well, I think I need to stop daydreaming.
Anyway, the novel seemed really great. So grab a copy of this one now and start falling in love with music.