Between the Notes

Between the Notes

Book - 2015
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After Ivy is forced to move to "the wrong side of the tracks" due to economic hard times, she discovers that not everything--or everyone--is what they seem, even herself. Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will love this funny, poignant, and relatable story.

When Ivy Emerson's family loses their house--complete with her beloved piano--the fear of what's to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Forced to give up her allowance, her cell phone, and the window seat in her lilac-colored bedroom, Ivy moves with her family from her affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, aka "the wrong side of the tracks." Hiding the truth from her friends--and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own--seems like a good idea at first. But when the bad-boy-next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy's carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

Once things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some surprising new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. And she may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First editon
ISBN: 9780062291721
Branch Call Number: YAFICTION Roat
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 22 cm


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KarenTherese Jun 03, 2018

I LOVED this story! It brought me back to my younger years when I discovered the joy playing the piano can bring!! Recommended!

Jun 03, 2018

I LOVED this story! It brought me back to my younger years and my love for playing the piano!

Jun 03, 2018

this was unexpectedly good and i loved the depth the characters had. the message was very important and the development stuck with me

Jun 23, 2016

This is another selection by my teen for our summer reading group. Although the story of a well off family losing everything and having to live with less is a good lesson. The lead character had trouble with the idea and growing into the person she needed to become.


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