The Lucy Variations

By ZARR, Sara

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ISBN
978-0-316-20501-6 978-0-316-23201-2
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 8 Up—When 16-year-old Lucy walked out of a concert in Prague two years earlier, following a devastating discovery, her grandfather and mother abandoned their dreams of her career as a pianist. With Lucy's younger brother, Gus, now the rising star of the family, she must adjust to life as an average high school student. But the arrival of Will Devi, Gus's new piano tutor, inspires Lucy to reexamine herself and challenge her family's assumption that she lacks devotion to her craft. Though self-possessed and intelligent, Lucy is often an im...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2013

When sixteen-year-old Lucy Beck-Moreau impulsively quits an international piano competition, she jettisons a deep-held family tradition, a lifestyle, and her career as a concert pianist. Back home in San Francisco, Lucy is relieved to escape the pressure to perform, but life without the structure of musicianship is unfamiliar and uninspiring. High school is a struggle, and friendships are complicated, but what's worse is the guilt of givi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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