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Finally, a squeaky clean Young Adult Romance Novel!
I don't even want to pick up a book anymore if I don't know for certain that it isn't filled with trash. Like swearing, pornographic imagery, sex, murder, evil. It can be pretty hard to find anything decent to read with my strict personal policy. This book really passed my test.
Aria's life is full of secrets--secrets about her mother's death, her father's cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When Aria meets Thomas, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to defy her father. But when tragedy strikes and Thomas disappears, Aria is left alone to transform her broken heart's melody into something beautiful. Porcelain Keys is a captivating love story that will resonate long after the last page is turned.
My Review: Using beautiful imagery through music, Beard crafts this sad tale of broken hearts healing. This book, like notes written out on a page one by one, starts out a melody and crescendo's into this incredibly orchestrated love story, with sadness and hurt pounding through the characters as love and forgiveness ring through in the end.
I really liked this book. It was charming, interesting, sad, sweet and unpredictable. The writing was flawless and fresh, I was able to completely lose myself in the pages. I couldn't believe that this was Sarah Beards first novel. I found myself torn by the characters, rooting for each of them for different reasons. I thought that Beard was able to really bring out the human flaws and honesty in each of the characters which can be really hard to do.
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Sarah Beard has a degree in communications from the University of Utah and splits her time between writing and raising three energetic boys. She is a cancer survivor, a hopeless romantic and an amateur musician. She lives with her husband and children in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can follow Sarah on twitter at @authorsarahb, or at facebook.com/authorsarahbeard. Her website is sarahbeard.com.