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Pre-makeover Beth is described at being so hideous, that the children in the library where she jobs part-time after school are too afraid of her to let her read stories to them questionable. The bullies at school have coined her as "The Beast" and offer Beth-based pranks for the school's entertainment.
Like Mia in the first Princess Diary film, Beth has bushy, wiry hair that hides her scarred, acne-covered face and her thick glasses, which turn her beautiful blue eyes into tiny buttons.
I addition Beth is taller than most guys and walks around hunchbacked in order to make her stand out less. Like in other makeover-stories I have read or watched i. Although I do not download this kind of easy transformation and the bursts of confidence that go with it, I truly enjoyed Beth's new-found self-appreciation and the acceptance and awe of her fellow girls' choir's singers, when Beth reveals her magic power voice to the world.
What rubbed me a little wrongly was that Beth didn't know that her best friend Scott actually did see the beauty of her real self all along. It doesn't always need to be sports, cheer-leading, rock music etc. What went horribly wrong and made me chuck the book: - Beth and Derek meet. Silencio mortal. Pens que me haba escapado esta maana. Debera haberlo sabido mejor. Los cazadores estn al acecho.
Pero esta vez no fui a la nica que atacaron. Me enfoco en el tembloroso chico. Te lastimaron? Accidentalmente rozo su brazo. Beth has a lot to offer with her amazing singing voice, but not so much with her looks.
She wears big glasses, has bad skin and hair that is a mess like the rest of her. One person who does care for her deeply is her best friend Scott. Things begin to turn around for Beth when she is given the chance to travel to Switzerland to compete in the Choral Olympics. The girls in the choir, who at first put Beth down, help her improve her looks.
One of the girls, Meadow, who is rich and perfect in every way, becomes her fairy godmother and gives Beth a makeover of a lifetime.
Derek, one of the choir boys chats with Beth on-line. She is interested in him but still wary. Things begin to change between them and Beth becomes very confused, especially after he tries to kiss her after the prom.
But before she figures out what Scott wants, off she goes to Switzerland. Beth meets Derek face to face. Derek is star struck and finds her amazing. They spend all their free time together and begin to fall in love. Beth experiences the wonders of young love and those kisses and touches from Derek that she has been denied for so long. But when they return to their normal lives, their relationship grows rocky. She begins to think Derek is tired of her, but he keeps coming back and shows her how special she is to him with his wonderful kisses and words of admiration.
He begins to feed into her worries about Derek. He is keeping a major secret from her and the lies start to mount up, but not for the reason Beth thinks.
Sing Me to Sleep is a very poignant romance that reminded me of the ugly duckling turning into a swan fairy tale. He loves her for what she embodies, from her innocence, her inner strength and her lovely singing voice that reminds him of the angels in heaven. Derek is there to push Beth into believing in herself and that she is someone to be cherished. What Derek goes though is so very heartbreaking, especially for Beth because just as she finds her inner beauty and strength, he must leave her.
Angela shows with the character of Derek why some people are in our lives for only a short moment of time. Because Derek and Beth are so in love with one another, they are very intimate with one another. Beth can be too hard on herself and this may turn off some readers. But I could understand because of the way she has been treated by those around her and her own opinions of herself. But the again, this helps cements the love Beth and Derek have for one another and the overall message Angela is trying to get across with their relationship.
Sing Me to Sleep is both uplifting and heartbreaking. The central ideas of love and devotion are so very strong. After you finish reading this story, the characters of Beth and Derek will stick with you for a long time after. Mar 18, Djezelle rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 24, Drea rated it it was ok Shelves: Morrison knows how to spin a story in a way to keep the reader captivate and interested in her characters. That said, there are still two things about the story that, even weeks later, still really bother me.
One is the make over. I do have a HUGE issue with the lengths that this makeover went to. When you get into cosmetic procedures and other surgeries, I start to cringe. What kind of message is that sending to teenage girls? Who already have SO much to deal with when it comes to body image. She still had doubts about how she looked and took her a while to believe she was truly beautiful.
Every time he disappeared in a rage or tried to control her life, I just wanted to scream. The secret that he kept made the relationship feel false, like something that always stayed just at the surface. I think Morrison was aiming for a much deeper relationship, but for me it just fell short. While the relationship lasted for sometime over 6 months if my calculations are correct they were barely in each other presence during that time and really never knew the real truths about each other.
While Scott had his own quirks, I kept wishing that Beth would dump Derek already and go to him. I think their relationship was the true love story and wish it had played out more than it did.
Of course, their story was not the one that Morrison was trying to tell. I, unfortunately, cannot get past the emotions this book inflicted whether intentionally or not and ultimately hurt how much I could have enjoyed the book. Aug 06, Tanja Tanychy St.
This review will maybe contain spoilers! One thing I dislike is when books are predictable trust me, that's the only thing i don't like about books. I thought this book will be one of those "predictable books". Typical story, she is ugly, nobody likes her, and then she meets a perfect guy. He is starting to act strange, and she knows that something is wrong.
And yes, something is wrong I don't want to say the rest because of people who will read this book. I can't say I was wrong. I knew This review will maybe contain spoilers!
I knew that they'd fall in love and that she'd do everything for him. Maybe I knew that the book would end up like this. But one thing I didn't know - the story behind this book. I'll just say prepare a lot of tissues. And enjoy this heart-breaking story.
And more about the whole story. I think I won't be able to forget this book. Thank you Angela for this story. View all 25 comments. Sep 03, Juliet rated it it was amazing Recommended to Juliet by: Okay, let me start my review by saying that I did not like most of this book.
So Beth, the main character, is ugly. Really ugly. And she has an amazing voice. Really amazing. So the girls in her chorus group decide that she needs to look gorgeous for their concert in Europe. And this is the part I really hate. So instead of maybe giving her some make-up, nicer clothes, and maybe some ProActive, they give her a hell of a lot of plastic surgery. That's right, I am not joking. And afterwards, this loser who was made fun of for years is suddenly a drop-dead gorgeous blonde, who attracts the attention of hot singer, Derek.
And they meet, and fall in love, and blah blah blah. Now the entire time this is happening, it is not so subtly hinted at that Derek may or may not be sick, through the use of many tissues, and him being away for extended periods of time with his family.
And now three quarters into the book, Beth finds out he is in the hospital, dying. Now this is when this book starts to become amazing. And in the last five chapters, I found one of my favorite books of all time. So Derek is dying and he tells Beth that he's going to stop and give up. And I do NOT cry at books. At all. And here I was, whimpering more than Beth as she walks away and hugs her mother quote"trying to remember what it felt like to hold his hand.
After reading the book though I was not happy about the ending, with her and her best friend Scott I proceeded to go downstairs and cry to my sister about the whole thing.
And then I did the same with my friend who reccomended the book to me. And then to my best friend. And my other best friend. Until I was all cried out. And then I thought of that line again, and it started again. So, push yourself to finish it. It will be worth it. Jul 28, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: Girl is "ugly" but is a beautiful singer.
Choir group gives her makeover. Dark secret, etc. What I liked about this book: I liked her best friend more than Derek. What I didn't like about this book: It totally sends out the wrong message to girls. Plus it was completely obnoxious and unbelievable. In the beginning of the book, she describes herself as if she is hideous and her nickname in school is "The Beast". Then over a few weeks I guess? I don't think the book made it clear how long the makeover took , she gets laser surgery to get rid of acne, a new haircut and laser eye surgery which she seems to just get without a consultation; and you're supposed to be at LEAST over 18 years old to get Lasik.
I got mine at 23 years old and my eyesight is already starting to regress a little. And the girls in her choir group kind of teach her how to use a hair straightener and makeup. Nice message, huh? I don't care why he did it the things he did. But the actual "relationship" between Derek and Beth wasn't exactly something to aspire to. Yes, the last 50 or so pages were nice but I was disappointed with the middle part of the book.
Beth and Derek meet at a Choir competition in Switzerland and fall madly in love.
And it's kind of sweet but mostly seems like Beth wants to jump his bones and Derek is like slooooooow dowwwwwn. Then they have to go back to their regular lives but promise to make the long distance relationship work. Which doesn't really work that well because of Derek. He has his reasons but he should've just been honest. You can't hide something so major from someone you say you love. First of all, she is one of those "OMG I love him and can't live without him!
She is one of the neediest, clingiest girls I've read about in a long time. It was a little creepy. Plus, there was her best friend, Scott.
Scott, who loved her before her makeover and continues to love her throughout the book. I luvz kissessss! So that kind of ruined the credibility of the love she felt. Also the fact that she continued to have lusty feelings for her best friend throughout the book and at the end, falls right into Scott's waiting arms. Love triangles are okay sometimes but they start to get old. Especially in these books where an awkward, ordinary girl suddenly has two guys who want her.
And not just normal "Oh, I think she's cute. I want to date her. I want to spend forever with her and I can't live without her! Which lets face it, it's hard to imagine many teenage boys actually being this intense. Beth's best friend who she has lusty feelings for, more physical than Derek, more personality and charm than Derek. Also, Beth had similarities to Bella: Just little things. I'm sure it was unintentional but the love triangle reminded me of Twilight at times.
This is my own fault, really but here is why: Beth said he's from London. I assumed London, England. Really it's London, Ontario but then Derek kept saying "mum" and at one part they sat in front of the Thames River. I was like "What? However, a Canadian boy calling his mom "mum" is just fucked. Unless people in London, Ontario are trying to be as much like London, England as they can.
I'm Canadian but now that I'm in England, I call my mom "mum" as a jokey thing sometimes.
I'm sure I was the only one confused by this aspect of the book and for that, I apologise. I thought all the lyrics were so boring and contrived. The lyrics in "Sing Me To Sleep" just made me roll my eyes. Which reminds me, when I heard the title of this book, I immediately thought of The Smiths song "Asleep".
Sing me to sleep. And then leave me alone. Don't try to wake me in the morning cause I will be gone. Don't feel bad for me I want you to know Deep in the cell of my heart, I really want to go.
And I love that song so I thought there might be a connection. But no. Oh wells. So basically, overall I had mixed feelings about this book.
I liked it as a one-time read but it didn't make me love it. It did make me cry but I thought the actual writing was pretty cheesy.
It made me terribly sad knowing people have to live with this terrible disease. I cried mostly because I couldn't help imagining if it were me or someone I love going through all of it. I just didn't love it. I wanted to love it. I had high hopes for it. I don't know if it was the makeover that ruined it for me or something else but I just didn't like it as much as I'd hoped I would.
This book did have it's good points and it kept me interested. I would recommend this to someone who likes ugly-duckling-turns-into-a-swan stories or anyone who loves Y. A contemporary romance. I needed a whole heart once in my life.
Is that so wrong? View all 13 comments. Jun 02, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: It surpassed my expectations and is definetly one of the best love stories I have ever read. I laughed, I cried, I felt everything Beth and Derek were feeling for each other. Though she lived her life on the sidelines, Beth suddenly found herself thrust into the spotlight when she is chosen to be the new soloist for her all girls choir. With her beautiful voice leading the way, Beth's group wins a spot to compete in the 'Choral Olympics' to be held in Switzerland.
That's when the other girls in the choir decide to give Beth a make over. She receives special treatments for her face, highlights in her hair, and laser eye surgery to have perfect vision. Now her outter beauty matches her inner beauty, but Beth still can't shake the painful identity of 'the beast'. On her first day in Switzerland, Beth meets Derek. He's handsome, friendly, and also very talented in the singing department.
Derek makes it no secret that he likes Beth, just by hearing her sing on her choir's website he was in love with her. At first Beth is doubtful that Derek's feelings are genuine, but when she gets bad news via the phone, Derek is there to comfort her.
One minute they're sitting on a bench and she's crying on his shoulder, and the next they're making out! At that point I hugged the book, screamed a little, and then kept reading! With every page it got better and better.
I fell in love with Derek just as much as Beth did! He opened her up and made her believe in herself like she never had before.
It's been days since I finished reading, and I still can't stop thinking about it. It got to me in a way that very few books have. Anyone who reads it will be emotionally affected. I loved it so much that I would campaign for it to be a movie! If you go to the author's official website Angela Morrison - Sing me to sleep you can read the epilogue that she left out of the book.
But don't read it until you read the book. There is also a link for the trailer, which is on youtube. Feb 09, J. Elle rated it it was ok Shelves: I just cannot help but get the sense that more and more authors are grasping for that instant connection that Bella and Edward had in "Twilight". Now, I know there are lots of haters of that series and frankly, I HATED the last book and once the glow wore off the first book, I realized it's not the best written book I've ever read.
However, I cannot deny that the connection Bella and Edward had really seemed real as least it did to me. I can not say the same about this book. The description of I just cannot help but get the sense that more and more authors are grasping for that instant connection that Bella and Edward had in "Twilight". The description of the book said that it was about a girl, Beth, who is called "The Beast" because of her looks, until she is selected to sing the solo in her choir and recieves the "make-over of a lifetime.
They fall in love in one day despite the fact that she still feels like she is "The Beast" and he seems to be hiding some dark secret. Well, it's not such a secret when I was able to figure out in a chapter that he was dying. Yet, Beth couldn't figure it out for months. Anyway, their "love" seemed contrived, as did Beth's anguish over realizing she might kind of be in love with her best friend, Scott, too.
This book is liberally peppered with song lyrics; a fact that I found wearying. However, despite all this, my eyes may have gone a little misty when Derek did finally die. And the fact that I won this galley for free off of the Goodreads first-reads give-aways was quite exciting.
This really is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. It had me laughing, and it had me crying.
It had me feeling so low, I was effected when I put the book down, yet so happy and hopeful for myself, that it left me smiley and in a bit of a dreamy state. It's just impossible for me to put into words just how incredibly moving I found Sing Me to Sleep. This book has effected me so deeply, it will stay with me forever. Just beautiful. What he goes though is so very heartbreaking, especially for Beth because just as she finds her inner beauty and strength, he must leave her.
Sing Me to Sleep is a book you easily find yourself involved in, living. Toward the end of the story I felt like I was there, astonished by the actions of those around me, feeling the same feelings the characters were experiencing.
The tears sliding down my face proved my involvement. If anyone is interested,this is the song I was listening to http: View all 47 comments.
Oct 17, Seena Seena rated it it was amazing Shelves: As I sit hear with tears streaming down my face including my black mascara I still cannot comprehend how Morrison wrote this book so beautifully. Sing me to sleep will just typing the title of the book I got Goosebumps always be forever embedded in my heart.
Please go out or jump online and download this book. You will not regret it. Some of my favourite lines…… "I know your soul. He brushes my lips with his. His words flow into my soul and twist me into knots. For you. He wants to love. Requirements for being so ugly people call you "The Beast": All of these apply to me. I read some spoilers and I've decided not to continue with this one. I don't particularly care for the moody, choppy writing style.
Beth may be "ugly" but she's also oblivious as hell. The other characters are flat and many of them didn't even come with physical descriptions to at least attempt to flesh t Requirements for being so ugly people call you "The Beast": The other characters are flat and many of them didn't even come with physical descriptions to at least attempt to flesh them out.
The makeover was kind of unbelievable and really convenient. Also expensive. Who the hell is going to pay to have pimples and scarring lasered off someone else's kid? I will say the lyrics interspersed throughout the text weren't terrible. Apr 24, Keli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let me start off by saying I cried, like tears rolling down my cheeks.
I love how the story is more about the inside beauty of love than the outside, I felt that Beth really grew as a character. It's hard to love either Derek or Scott, their both amazing, I did have times where I would get frus Let me start off by saying I cried, like tears rolling down my cheeks. It's hard to love either Derek or Scott, their both amazing, I did have times where I would get frustrated with Derek, but, gosh at the end of the book I couldn't help but cry for him.
I think in the end Beth ended up with the guy I hoped she would, she ended up with the person that loved her eveb before her makeover. Beautiful book, enjoyed it VERY much! View all 5 comments. Jun 14, Joanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: From site US. I can't tell you how amazing this book was. I went through so many emotions while reading this, and I'm just completely blown away by it.
It's brilliant! It covers so many issues all in one heart-warming yet heart breaking story, it's just fantastic. Beth is known as "the Beast" at school. She's unusually tall, suffers with bad acne, and wears thick, beer-bottle classes.
Not only is she bullied atrociously, but she knows the way her father reacted when she was born, commenting on her ugliness, and not staying in her life for very long.
Her self-esteem is the lowest it could possibly be, and has only one friend, Scott. But the girl has a set of pipes on her, and with managing to get the solo spot in her choir, her life changes.
Now we all know bullying is never, ever right, and that it's disgusting in all it's forms. I was bullied when I was younger, so I know how much it sucks. But what Beth has to go through is beyond anything I could ever have coped with. The pain, the humiliation, day after day, it's heart breaking. It upset me so much, that I actually cried. And what's worse, she believes every word the bullies say.
She looks in the mirror, and sees the Beast. Fortunately for us as readers, as the story progresses, we don't get to read too many bullying incidents, but it's with Beth, inthe back of her mind, the whole time.
Even after her transformation into this beautiful young girl, she self-esteem is still low, and believes she will always be the Beast no matter how she looks, because that's who she is; the person she is. It's just so, so sad. But along comes Derek; absolutely gorgeous, and unbelievably lovely, and rock star of his own choir, he sees in Beth what only one other person - Scott - has. Beth doesn't trust him at first, and to be honest, neither did I - a guy that hot saying all the right things?
He's obviously just sweet-talking to get what he wants. But he fell for her before he even met her, before he even saw her. He fell for her voice, and the soul she brings to her singing.
He sews the seed which sparks Beth's realisation of who she actually is, and that beauty is so much more than just skin deep. Yes, he is just as amazing as he sounds - I'm actually getting choked up as I write this, remembering what he does for her. Their relationship, like all relationships, isn't all plain sailing. There are so many rocky patches, it's hard on both of them.