Eileen's father has moved out. And he has taken the piano--which Eileen had always thought of as the family piano. To Eileen, a gifted musician, the loss of both is tremendous. Suddenly, Eileen's life has changed, even though none of this was of her making or in her control. To continue with her music, she has to practice on an ancient beat-up instrument in the school auditorium. And she comes home to an empty house because her mother has had to take a job. Locked into herself by anger, shame, and betrayal, she isn't able to tell anyone about her feelings. How Eileen begins the hard job of reconciling with the reality of her new life makes a touching and involving novel. Donna Jo Napoli has created a character that young readers can identify and sympathize with as she begins to change the tunes that together compose her life.
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Published March 26, 2012
by Dutton Juvenile.
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