Allegra Shapiro is a twelve-year-old girl who is the youngest contestant in the Ernest Bloch Young Musicians' Competition. As she meets new people and struggles with her persistence for the violin and her concerto, she discovers a new meaning to herself and her background.
I enjoyed the book's musical themes, which a lot of books rarely describe accurately. Some parts of the book were a little hasty and seemed to pop out of nowhere, but overall it was an enjoyable, easy-read book.
This would be a great read for 8th graders and up, to anyone who likes reading about music, or a book about everyday life without the teen drama. :)
Suggest the Library purchase this book