Vivaldi in the Dark
Out-and-regretting-it comprehensive attendee Jayden Phillips turns his cast-iron plans for life upside-down by falling in love with private-school violinist Darren Peace, a sardonic boy with the craziest hair Jayden's ever seen. But all is not what it seems, and Jayden's bullying problem becomes... show more
Out-and-regretting-it comprehensive attendee Jayden Phillips turns his cast-iron plans for life upside-down by falling in love with private-school violinist Darren Peace, a sardonic boy with the craziest hair Jayden's ever seen. But all is not what it seems, and Jayden's bullying problem becomes meaningless when he is confronted with what the music does to Darren. How do you stop a dangerous depression rooted in the same thing that makes someone what they are? Dark moods, blank apathy, and the undertow of self-loathing all simmer beneath Darren's dry and beautiful veneer, and Jayden feels powerless to stop them. Then a mugging gone wrong takes the music forcibly away, and Jayden is finally given the chance to change Darren's life -- and, quite literally, his mind.
Publish date: December 31st 2013
Publisher: Queerteen Press
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
Series: Vivaldi in the Dark (#1)
This is a great YA book. I love this genre, I'm not going to lie. We have two boys. Jayden is middle class and bullied at school but with a lovable family. Darren is filthy rich whose parents don't give him much of an attention.Bullying. Depression.It's very hard to hide bullying. It's harder to mak...
Although this book was about two 16 year old MCs, it didn't really feel like a YA book to me. Yes, there were the normal YA elements, coming out, bullying, a first kiss. But it was also about clinical depression and having no one to turn to and no way to ask for help. It was about parents who don...
BR With Mishyjo, even though I sucked as a BR partner ;)4 PG starsSo here's the thing. Usually YA books are just too "young" for me. BUT THIS BOOK.This book brought me home, kinda. I'm Livvy. 19 and having a baby. With no father in the picture.UntilI meet this man, who takes me and my boy on, and in...
Why I read YA. I've been avoiding writing a review for this, because sometimes I just have a hard time finding the right words to express my thoughts. And also because Kaje Harper's review already pretty much already expresses everything I felt perfectly. So check hers out (if it's not on here, o...
4 sensitive stars.****Review completed February 13, 2014Matthew J. Metzger had me at…The baton came down, the bows came up, and the storm ended. The silence was as ringing as the strings, and rolled in like an angry tide to reclaim the stage, flooding over the orchestra until the very last memory of...