Author: Angela Morrison
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Music
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Beth was so whiny, so needy, so clingy, and so complying. It was really annoying, like, seriously, don’t you have any self-respect for yourself? I get that the attention to her was a whole new thing because of her transformation. But still, it’s really not much of an excuse for her. Moreover, she just met Derek, and then she fell for him right away. She knows that Scott, her best friend, likes her, but she doesn’t really do anything about it.
I didn’t like Derek all too well, either. He was so controlling and manipulative that just made me want to punch him. He was such a jerk. I just don’t get the way he thinks, especially when he pushes Beth away, but keeps coming back for more. Bipolar.
The romance between Beth and Derek does not have any build-up, and it all happened so suddenly, that the love they have for each other didn’t feel so genuine. Not to mention that Meadow, a girl from Beth’s choir, had her eyes on Derek, but there was really no closure on what had happened. I mean, she’s like a cheerleader, and she doesn’t seem to be the type to just back down to Beth over Derek. But maybe, that’s just me.
The whole middle part was an annoying cycle. Beth meets Derek. They make out. Beth wants more. Derek pushes her away. She gets mad, whiney, needy, clingy. He gets mad. He leaves. She gets depressed, thinking he’s not coming back. They don’t speak for weeks. And the whole cycle repeats again. It was very tiring, but worth it.
The ending was just absolutely breathtaking, beautiful, stunning, crappola. *inserts more synonymous words* I’m not going to say anything about the ending, otherwise it’d be a spoiler. But it was damn beautiful. The tears just kept on coming, and they won’t stop. I was like ASUDHANISDNAKJ the whole time.
Oh, and how I love the lyrics of the songs, especially the ones that Beth wrote. Sing Me to Sleep just sucked me into the story (aside from the whole cycle thing,) and I could feel what the characters were feeling. It was hell of a emotional ride being with them.
Sing Me to Sleep is a simple, tear-jerking, and wonderful story about life, love and family. It made me realize that people live their life, despite whatever they’re going through. And, we may not know, but who knows? We may have already become a source of strength and inspiration to others, just by being ourselves. I’ll totally recommend this to young adult, romance readers!