The Lucy Variations

The Lucy Variations

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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donutwombat
Sep 03, 2017

When I first picked up this book, I was really looking forward to reading it, because as a musician myself, I was interested in Lucy the pianist. It started off really great, but the further it got into the story, the more characters were introduced, and that made the story go down hill. At the end, Lucy, who started as a smart and mature girl, ended up seeming dumb and childish from her decisions.

Orange_Fox_31 Aug 20, 2014

this book was good and interesting

m2 Jul 28, 2013

An interesting coming of age story about a famous prodigy who quits piano; the book is about how she attempts to regain her love of piano and performance.

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noora10
Jun 12, 2013

Okay, I have to admit, I was really looking forward to reading this. Being the former pianist I am, Lucy's actions at the beginning were very relatable. I felt like I understood her need to quit. I couldn't stop reading the beginning, because I liked it so much. It was simple, relatable, and well written. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the middle and ending. I just couldn't understand why she did some of the things she did! More characters were introduced, leading to more conflicts as well!. And I can't say that they were all resolved. Her actions just made her seem stupid, selfish, and childish- not the inspirational, thoughtful girl the author was shooting for. They say it's good for characters to change throughout a book, but in this case, the change was simply too much for me! The ending was way more complex and confusing than it should've been. I ended up hating Lucy, the same character I first compared myself to!! What started out as relatable, interesting, and a good read overall, ended up as confusing, boring, and a nightmare overall.


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