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Katherine Forrester is ten years old when she is reunited with her mother Julie, a concert pianist who was hurt in a car accident years before. Their happiness doesn't last long, however; Julie dies and Katherine is sent to boarding school by her father and stepmother, Manya Sergeievna.
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The days drag by, with Katherine studying piano at every opportunity and her classmates ignoring her. She does make a few friends during her time there, however, among them the aspiring actress Sarah Courtmont.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   boarding school! (wack wack!)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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