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Saved By The Music
Saved by the Music is a masterpiece who deals with so many teenage problems all wrapped up in the story of a young and lonely girl, Willow, who has led a colorless life throughout her short years, in the shadows invisible to her mother’s eyes. These kinds of situations are the ones you are supposed to be advised upon by your parents; fitting in, having friends, going too far, coping with pain, etc. When you find yourself into one of them, it’s important to know that there are people out there who actually care for your well-being. It’s just a matter of learning to trust to those close to you, in this case Aunt Agatha, and most importantly, to accept you do have a problem. It’s something so hard to do, but not impossible, though it may seem that way.
This book doesn’t really have a huge cast of characters, just a few others besides Willow, Aunt Agatha, Axel and Willow’s mother. I tried not to pick sides, but I failed miserably and I somehow ended up looking forward to Axel’s appearance in every page. He was an interesting character, stunning and also broken, just like Willow, but you had to dig deeper into the story in order to find out exactly what is going on inside his troubled head. Big surprise once you get there.
It’s also obvious just by reading the title that Music has an important role here as well. At one point we can find a beautiful description about music and of how people let it into their lives. That just by listening, you can feel how the music, be it instrumental or lyrical, go deep inside your soul and leave a mark. It says that music is powerful, whether you’re sad, angry or happy, it will be able to ease you, hug you or simply be there for you; and this is what Axel, Aunt Agatha and even Willow can relate to, how they channel their emotions out of their system and face the dark world building up around them through their fears. Actually, I think this is something we all can relate to, and I liked making that connection with the story. I truly recommend it if your looking for an emotional ride.
“And remember, things are only obstacles if you perceive them as such,” – Aunt Agatha
♥♥♥♥ 4/5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)
About the Book:
The last place fifteen-year-old Willow wants to spend her summer is on a run-down former coffee barge, which her aunt is converting into a floating concert hall. In Saved by the Music, Willow thinks she’s alone until she meets Axel, an older teen who lives isolated from the world on the sailboat docked nearby. An unlikely romance sparks as the two grapple with their darkest secrets and bond through shared pain and laughter. It is a summer where music must do more than just soothe the soul.
- Title: Saved By The Music
- Author: Selene Castrovilla
- E-book: 280 pages
- Publisher: ASD Publishing, LLC
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