There is something painfully beautiful about heartbreaking stories.
Whether it is about war, family, friendships or love, it doesn’t really matter. Some stories just tend to break your heart, and you still end up loving them. It’s not strange to see why – if a story has the power to make you break down, it means there is something essentially important to you in there, or something very, very beautiful.
The last book that made me feel that way was one I read about a month ago. Needless to say, I absolutely loved it. So, let me introduce you to it, and you will probably see what the fuss is about.
When two worlds collide
In the small, impoverished neighborhood of Trenton, Dominique helps her mother make ends meet after school, while dreaming of getting in NYU and becoming a professional dancer. In uptown New York, Ben is a musical prodigy, who aims at being the best violinist in Berkley. It only takes a moment for them to meet. And a moment to change each other’s lives.
Dominique will not have the courage to tell him where she comes from, weaving one lie after the other. At the same time, Ben is turning more and more obsessed with his striving for musical perfection. What Dominique doesn’t know, is that Ben keeps a secret of his own. And his secret is much more serious.
In a time difficult for both of them, will they finally be able to be honest with each other? Which one, if any, will be able to leave their hardships behind and set a course towards their dreams? And, most importantly, what will they have to sacrifice in the meantime?
This is Someday, Somewhere
I could start by saying what an amazing book Someday, Somewhere is, but I feel that it wouldn’t do the book justice. Therefore, I will put it this way: Someday, Somewhere is the best book I have read in 2018. Portraying the everyday hardships of two completely different worlds, Lindsay Champion manages to communicate thoughts and feelings in an absolutely marvelous way.
Portraying characters in an incredibly relatable way, the author manages to help the reader understand the heroes’ backgrounds, their lives, and the reasons the two of them are drawn together. In a magical and effortless way, the reader is immersed in the feelings of a struggling teenager, and the mind of a musical genius.
Love, pain, and everything in between
The story is filled with moments of heartbreak, friendship, pain, and adorable scenes of falling hard in love. The author narrates this so adorably, that it could have been corny, but not the way Lindsay Champion describes it. There is something very special about a story that takes you back to your first awkward feeling of falling in love. It is a delicate and difficult thing to describe. However, the author does not disappoint.
A story filled with melodies
Can there possibly be more things to love in a book? Yes, indeed there can. Someday, Somewhere is filled with music. Wonderful scenes and carefully picked songs that create a very fitting soundtrack to the story of Dom and Ben. Long after you have read about their adventure, the music will linger in your mind – and that makes it all the more perfect.
I could go on about this story, but sometimes less words do better justice. So, what you actually need to know about reading Someday, Somewhere is this: This book will break you heart, and it will be absolutely worth it.