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is reading this Treat Tuesday!
I received a copy of The Immortal Von B. while visiting ALA 2013 in Chicago this weekend and needed a sweet treat to enjoy while finishing the book. A Wendy's Chocolate Frosty is always a great pick. It is cold, sweet, cheap ($0.99) and under 300 calories. It always hits the spot.
Summary: Josie Brunswick has had many life changes over the past few years. Her father was hired to be lead scientist for a genetics company and their family had to move to Vienna. Shortly after arriving and getting settled, her mother dies and her father begins to distance himself. She loves music. She loves to listen and play, but she also is filled with knowledge of all aspects of music including classical history. Why wouldn't she? Her mother's favorite composer was Beethoven and studying him is like studying her mother. When an accident in her father's lab sends her and those around her on an escape route through Vienna she discovers who she can trust and who she can love.
Review: Unfortunately, the person at the book booth gave a little too much information away, so I kind of knew where the book was going to go. I will not do this to you. What I will tell you is that Carter can take the minimally musically literate (me) and teach what needs to be known to thoroughly enjoy this story. Although there are not many laugh out loud moments, the witty banter throughout the book is truly enjoyable. The publisher's booth says there will be a second book to follow, so if you aren't satisfied with the conclusion, you will just need to be patient!