Daisy and Noah have the same plan: use the holiday concert to land a Julliard audition. But when they’re chosen to play a duet for the concert, they worry that their differences will sink their chances. Noah, a cello prodigy from a long line of musicians, wants to stick to tradition. Daisy, a fiercely independent disabled violinist, is used to fighting for what she wants and likes to take risks. But the two surprise each other when they play. They fall perfectly in tune. After their performance goes viral, the rest of the country falls for them just as surely as they’re falling for each other. But viral fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. No one seems to care about their talent or their music at all. People have rewritten their love story into one where Daisy is an inspiration for overcoming her cerebral palsy and Noah is a saint for seeing past it. Daisy is tired of her disability being the only thing people see about her, and all of the attention sends Noah’s anxiety disorder into high speed. They can see their dream coming closer than it’s ever been before. But is the cost suddenly too high?
I’ve been excited for this book since before it even sold. I’ve followed Melissa online for awhile, and her book about a disabled musician who goes viral with her duet partner, but as inspiration porn, sounded freaking amazing and I am so happy that it sold! I could not wait to read it.
This book is adorable, so sweet, and packed with emotion. I had a few qualms, but overall I really, really loved it.
I loved both Daisy and Noah so much. They both felt so full and so real. I loved Daisy. It feel like it’s a bit hard to describe her, because she’s all Daisy. The reason I loved her so much was because she was her. Determined, talented, sweet, and a badass musician. I love her. And Noah was so sweet. He’s anxious and a bit awkward, but is also a badass musician and he cares so much, about his family, his music, and Daisy.
Noah and Daisy together, ah, they are so, so cute. They have their issues, but I loved how they grew and recognized where they needed to grow. I love them.
There were certain scenes that made me want to scream. I was so proud of Daisy at certain point because she’s so badass and I loved seeing her stand up for herself. There was another that I desperately want fanart of. It was so packed with emotion, and so amazingly written, just oh my gosh, it’s brilliant. It shows Noah and Daisy being there for each other, and just, them being them, and I love it. And then the last line, another piece of brilliance. It’s so, so good.
Another thing that I loved was how open the book was about Noah’s anxiety, and how he goes to therapy and takes medication.
Also, along with a fantastic romantic relationship, this book also has amazing friendships. I loved how strong the side characters were, and how real they felt. They were also such great friends.
While there was a lot that I loved about this book, there were a few things that I didn’t quite love. At times it felt like the pacing was on the faster side, and certain scenes felt a bit clunky. But, this is just my personal opinion!
Overall, I really loved this book. I loved the writing and the characters and the friendships. There were a few things that I didn’t quite love, but they were honestly minor and I loved the whole book a lot.