Review: ‘The Sound of Letting Go’ by Stasia Ward Kehoe

I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘The Sound of Letting Go’ by Stasia Ward KehoeThe Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated on February 6th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Family, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: requested from publisher
For sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad. She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave.

But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal. Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy? Should she side with her parents or protect her brother? How can she know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go?

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I loved the family aspect of this book. The relationships between her parents were so incredibly written. Especially between Daisy and her mom. It’s always hard to be a teenage girl dealing with everything else and having your family be behind you. How Daisy balances her family, friends, love and school life were all molded together and I found that the author wrote that very well. Daisy’s life had me hooked from the very beginning and I couldn’t imagine being able to live that life every day. It’s heartbreaking.

My first time reading a verse book and I happened to enjoy it immensely. The poetic writing style and fast and easy pace set me on a page turner and before I knew it, the book was over. Though the entire story-line was predictable, I still rather enjoyed it and thought the writing was beautifully written.

Wonderful story with a memorable topic that is sure to get readers reading more verse books! I know I’m hooked on these after reading The Sound of Never Letting Go.

reading progress



Newsflash: Nobody should share their life with the World Wide Web.
It’s adults, not teenagers, who need the lessons in social media.
Some of them actually ask for our autographs. Mega-weird. Anyone can have a blog, so it’s definitely not special to have one.
It’s important to do anything a man can do and do it better.
I haven’t felt that type of eye-heat in a long time.
We don’t have to turn into cyber bullies just to get our point across.
It’s funny how you want to separate events in your life into either good or bad piles, but sometimes, the same thing fits into both categories.
People like conflict when it comes to blogs.
Can you imagine life before the internet? In the olden days, people had to go to a library just to find something out. Who would ever do that? I would rather just stay stupid.
I also know that what you post affects people. You have to really be strong to put up with criticism.
It’s really, really easy to love something—or someone—once. It’s much harder to learn to love something-or someone-the second time, but it’s that second time that usually matters most.
Loving once is easy. Loving twice is easier, but love anytime is always worth it.




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