Someday, Somewhere

Someday, Somewhere

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"When Dom's class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row, playing violin like his life depends on it--and she is transfixed. Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track down Ben Tristan, a magnetic genius who whisks her out of her limited life in New Jersey and into a fantasy world of jazz clubs and opera, infatuation and possibility. As Dom's web of lies grows, though, so does Ben's manic need to conquer Beethoven's famously intense Kreutzer Sonata. But Ben's genius, which captivates Dom, conceals a much darker truth, and the facts of her own life will make it impossible for Dom to help him."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : KCP Loft, 2018
ISBN: 9781771389310
1771389311
9781525300424
1525300423
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cha
Description: 270 pages ; 24 cm

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Someday Somewhere is a very good book. It’s very touching. It’s about a girl named Domminique and a boy named Ben. Ben is rich and goes at Brighton Academy while Dom is poor and lives in a shady neighbourhood. They both meet at a concert Dom’s school was going to. Dom sneaks back to see him and they start dating but Ben has some darker problems to attend to. I really liked how the difference between them didn’t break them apart. They both had almost the same dream even though they were so different. I also liked all the references to the music. I learned a lot while reading this book; like what a Sonata is. The book is good at letting you know something without actually writing it. For example, it shows the list of all the violinist in the concert and you see that his name isn’t there so you know he’s not going. The character background was well thought out and links well to their actions. Readers that like romantic and music novels would like this book. I would give it four out of five stars.
(Reviewed by Nora T. for the CloverdaleTeenBookReviewProject.)

Suspense, romance, joy and wonder are only some of words that describe Someday, Somewhere. The reason for the vast vocabulary is because this book took you on a roller coaster that passed by all of those stops and more. The novel was packed with thrilling moments of adventure and self-discovery as well as love. The captivating story is told by two points of view, a talented violinist living in the city who has goals and never stops working for them, and a young girl struggling to stay afloat in a small town with dreams to dance her way past the stars. Upon seeing Ben for the first time performing at Carnegie Hall while on a school trip, Dominique knows that he is going to be a special part of her life. Their love story kicks off when from the help of her best-friend she receives the courage to travel back into the city to find him. Ben shows Dominique a new world like she’s never seen before full of adventure and possibilities and in return she shows Ben the power of appreciation and creativity. Together the two discover love in new lights, but even the lights of new hope can go out when put against the shadow of a secret. There were many moments in this book where the descriptive writing was exquisite, making them my favorite parts. Such as When Dominique is being shown around the great city of New York, it really felt like as the reader I was seeing it all for the first time too in a magical atmosphere Ben created. I also really appreciated the moments in the book when it sowed the struggles of the characters because it gave the love story realistic scenarios that happen in most relationships. The only thing I would change is I wish that it was longer! In the sense that I wanted more but also because I feel that the ending needed a longer explanation. I recommend Someday, Somewhere to anyone from the ages 13+ It really has something for everyone. I give it 4 stars out of 5 for its beautiful imagery and captivating story. While reading you will get sucked into a word where the only thing really holding you back is yourself. It was a privilege to read such a climactic story.
(Reviewed by Sydney DY for the CloverdaleTeenBookReviewProject)

The book follows the main character, Dominique who buses with her classmates from New Jersey to New York to Carnegie Hall to see a concert. There, Dom is swept by the soaring music, and by the boy in the front row: the boy with the wild black hair, playing the violin like the world’s most beautiful madman. With the help of her best friend, Dom sneaks back to New York to find this boy, Ben Tristan, one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. Soon Ben sweeps Dom into a new world of jazz clubs and opera, but Dom is posing as someone she is not...and Ben’s obsessive playing conceals a darker truth that may tear them apart. This book is very well written and will surely make you route for Dominique and Ben like they’re your best friends. This book starts with a slow moving story but it finishes so fast you don’t even realize you’re done the book!

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