A talented young singer grapples with the death of her mother, anxiety, and love during her first year at a prestigious performing arts school.
“Anglophiles, music and theater nerds, and those looking for some classic will-they-won’t-they romance will all find something to enjoy here.” —Kirkus Reviews
Former West End performer and author Vanessa Jones delivers a well-crafted journey of grief and healing in her debut YA novel about Nettie Delaney, a young singer who has just lost her mother and, despite a dreadful audition, has been accepted into a prestigious performing arts school―the very same school her superstar mother attended.
With her mother’s shadow hanging over her, Nettie has her work cut out for her―and everyone is watching. To make matters worse, she hasn’t been able to sing a single note since her mother died. Whenever she tries, she just clams up.
If Nettie’s going to survive a demanding first year and keep her place in a highly coveted program, she’ll have to work through her grief, find her voice, and deliver a showstopper. Or face expulsion.
An ideal read for teen fans of theater and Broadway musicals, Fame, and Glee.