The story was beautifully written and the characters well developed and complex. We followed Abby from tiny, little Acacia Bay to the bright lights of the Melbourne Music Conservatorium and lived through the pain and angst that goes with such a competitive, driven place. The author kept us guessing right until the very end, as to how this journey would end up and that really was part of the immense pleasure of reading this book.
This really is a fantastic read and I had no hesitation in awarding it the five stars I did. Craven has done a wonderful job of educating even the musically illiterate about something she clearly knows a lot about herself. I noted the author had indeed attended the Conservatorium (Con.) and was able to impart her considerable knowledge of the place and its routines.
An excellent work and one I would recommend to anyone. Well done!