On the first couple of pages I wanted to strangle a character. Lily's piano teacher, whom Lily refers to as Crusty, immediately ticked me off. At times she was ok, but as the book went on I just couldn't warm to her at all because of the first few chapters. What she referred to as critizism was just plain abuse. And Lily's mother... was more concerned about living her dreams through Lily. Lily herself wasn't a bad chaacter. She learns to do what makes her happy, but I don't understand how it took her so long to stand up for herself. I liked Rafe quite a bit. He sounded cute, I do love a drummer! I liked the pacing and it was well written. Overall, it was a cute book with a good message, but it's just not for me.