Seventeen-year-old Cassie Morgan knows Dino Cavalli, the famous, world-renown violinist. In fact, Cassie lives with him; hes her stepfather. Cassie knows him as a moody and unstable man, incapable of living a day without setting everyone close to or around him on edge. But one good thing comes from Dinos existence: Ian Waters, Dinos violin student. From the beginning, Cassie knew that they would be inseparable. Cassie struggles with retaining her sanity and all she holds dear.
When reading this book, its clear that Deb Caletti has had a real taste of what shes described in this book. In Cassies world, everyone seems to be mad and she and Ian seem to be the only sane ones. She discovers that sometimes people just have to let go to the things they love.
I really liked this book, especially since I also play the violin. In the story, Dino is trying to train Ian to become a master violinist, much like him, but he says that Ian isnt angry enough, that he didnt play like he needed to. I dont think that Dino was right; people should play with passion, not anger. I would recommend this book for teens who enjoy playing music or just want to enjoy a good book.