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THE TRANSFORMATION

Beth has always been "The Beast",that's what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth's only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she's selected to be her choir's soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.

THE LOVE AFFAIR

When Beth's choir travels to
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Hardcover, 301 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Razorbill (first published March 1st 2010)
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Aik Chien 인첸
I must say that Sing Me To Sleep is one of the best books I’ve read these few years. Angela cleverly weaves a touching, absorbing story about friendship, family, love and life. Sing Me To Sleep makes me see the harsh realities of life, the unyielding power of friendship, and shows us that true love transcends all.

Beth was once an ugly girl who was bullied some mean boys in school. After she received sessions of beauty treatment in order to be presentable as the Bliss’s soloist during the Choral
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oliviasbooks
***This review contains some mild spoilers***
This book has been a Christmas present (Thank you, Kim). And that makes not-finishing it pretty impolite (So sorry, Kim). But I also know, that Kim has the same opinion as I have when it comes to reading and pleasure: Spending time with a novel means having fun, means being entertained in the first place to us. And if a book starts to bore, to annoy or to make turning pages hard, there is always the possibility to switch books. I could peruse the ques
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Lara
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Eunice
4.75 of 5 stars

Beth has always been "The Beast" - that's what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth's only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she's selected to be her choir's soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever. When Beth's choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy and fell in love instantly. However there is something Derek is hiding from her
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Jasprit
Sing me to sleep was one of those books which had been on my wish list for ages, but I just never got the chance to buy. As you can imagine I was ecstatic when I got a copy.

Sing me to sleep is the story of Beth or the “beast” as she refers to herself, she’s always been picked on and ridiculed at school by the school bully’s about her looks. Everything changes when Beth earns herself a solo in her choir group Bliss. The other girls in the choir group take it upon themselves to give Beth a makeove
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Mitchii
Where should I start? This book is one hell of an emotional ride for me. I laughed, I cringed, I smiled and I cried. And oh boy did I cry, I bawled like a baby. It never happened to me. I tear a little that’s all but this book wrenched my heart. It’s about loving yourself. It’s about family, friends, music, love and most of all it’s about life. I so love this book!

I didn’t expect this book to be this beautiful. I didn’t expect at the end I’ll cry. But man, it pulled out the cry baby in me, the p
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Angela Morrison
Dec 21, 2013 Angela Morrison rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
At last I can bring you a low-priced Kindle edition of SING ME TO SLEEP. This is a new author edit, complete with the epilogue the powers at Razorbill made me cut. I think you'll agree it finishes Beth, Scott and Derek's tragic tale perfectly.

I've heard from so many SING readers around the world and hope to now hear from many more. I'm thrilled to make it available to more readers at last.

The kindle edition is available at http://www.amazon.com/Sing-me-Sleep-A...

November, 2010

I'm so excited!!! S
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~Tina~
Sing Me to Sleep is a story about a girl named Beth. Her first memory growing up is her father describing her as dame ugly. Growing up, Beth is known as The Beast. Teased and abused by the boys at school just because she's tall, facial scars and coke bottle glasses. Her fathers words rings true, she believes those words...dame ugly, the Beast, no one will ever love her, but, she can sing, really sing, and it's beautiful...

This book is..Beautiful!

Sing Me to Sleep really hit me hard, it's filled w
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Arlene
Jun 08, 2011 Arlene rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Arlene by: TBR Reduction Challenge #7 - Nic
There were definitely some heartwarming moments in Sing Me to Sleep, and I completely understand how this book could be quite charming for the majority of YA contemporary fans. Therefore, I’m going to equate my indifference for this book to my current mood. See, I think I’m on the precipice of a reading slump, and I don’t want to blame SMtS for what might be a bad book mood.

So, I will start off by saying that I feel the writing and the characters were both sharp and intriguing; and while I stru
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Emma
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Katie(babs)
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Drea
I’m still really torn about how I feel about this book. On one hand it’s an interesting story and excellent writing. Morrison knows how to spin a story in a way to keep the reader captivate and interested in her characters. It’s a true gift when an author can get a reader to care about the characters even when I didn’t agree/like everything they did/went through.

That said, there are still two things about the story that, even weeks later, still really bother me. One is the make over. I don’t min
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Judy
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
This review will maybe contain spoilers!

One thing I dislike is when books are predictable (trust me, that's the only thing i don't like about books.) I thought this book will be one of those "predictable books". Typical story, she is ugly, nobody likes her, and then she meets a perfect guy. He is starting to act strange, and she knows that something is wrong. And yes, something is wrong...(I don't want to say the rest because of people who will read this book). I can't say I was wrong. I knew
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Juliet
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Lisa
I can't begin to say how much I LOVED THIS BOOK! It surpassed my expectations and is definetly one of the best love stories I have ever read. I laughed, I cried, I felt everything Beth and Derek were feeling for each other.

Though she lived her life on the sidelines, Beth suddenly found herself thrust into the spotlight when she is chosen to be the new soloist for her all girls choir. With her beautiful voice leading the way, Beth's group wins a spot to compete in the 'Choral Olympics' to be held
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Nerea Nieto
No. I know the author's intentions were right, but I can't stand a sick love like this and pretend it's ok.
Derek was a manipulative an controlling guy and Beth was a girl with low self esteem who grew too dependent of him.
Is that the vision of love that I want young readers to learn? No.
I enjoyed the reading, I did, but Derek was so creepy the whole time and I didn't mind about his secret and everything, he still had this abusive personality that I couldn't forget about.
And Beth? I thought that
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Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
I don’t think I can do this book any justice.

As I sit hear with tears streaming down my face including my black mascara I still cannot comprehend how Morrison wrote this book so beautifully.

Sing me to sleep will (just typing the title of the book I got Goosebumps) always be forever embedded in my heart.

This story is so much, pain, love, hope & loss.

Please go out or jump online and buy this book. You will not regret it.

Some of my favourite lines……

"I know your soul. It’s there in every note”
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J.Elle
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Keli
Let me start off by saying I cried, like tears rolling down my cheeks.


Starting this book I felt a little guilty for not reading Morrison's first novel TAKEN BY STORM but I couldn't resist it, the beautiful cover and the way the book started just grabbed me and pulled me in. I love how the story is more about the inside beauty of love than the outside, I felt that Beth really grew as a character. It's hard to love either Derek or Scott, their both amazing, I did have times where I would get frus
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Alina Alehnovich
У вас почти получилась Анджела. Почти….

Я хочу сказать вы взяли отличную идею, историю, но совершенно испортили ее главной героиней. Признаться, мне сложно вспомнить хоть одну книгу, где героиня была бы столь же эгоистичной и глупой, как в данной книге.

Я хочу сказать… эй… одна вечерняя прогулка по городу и уже столь невероятная любовь? Нет, правда?

Бет… она была ужасна. У меня было ощущение, что она непросто влюбилась в Дерека, а решила вцепиться в него, вгрызлась словно бульдог.

«Ты меня любишь? Т
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Cassie Johnson
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Zemira Warner
Aug 15, 2011 Zemira Warner rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who is willing to cry a lot
This really is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. It had me laughing, and it had me crying. It had me feeling so low, I was effected when I put the book down, yet so happy and hopeful for myself, that it left me smiley and in a bit of a dreamy state. It's just impossible for me to put into words just how incredibly moving I found Sing Me to Sleep. This book has effected me so deeply, it will stay with me forever. Just beautiful.

It’s hard to say why this book made such the emoti
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Kym McNabney
SING ME TO SLEEP, WINS MY HEART

Wow, where do I begin. I was blown away when I read TAKEN BY STORM by Angela Morrison’s, so I had no doubt, SING ME TO SLEEP would be good. Yet I couldn’t have begun to foresee what an impact Beth’s story would have on me.

When I finish reading a book, I often run to the computer to write my review. Not so with SING ME TO SLEEP. There was no way I was emotionally ready after finishing the final pages. Heck, I wouldn’t have been able to see the screen, anyway.

I was p
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Nick
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Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
First off I would like to say that there is one thing I don't like to do and that is CRY! I really hate sappy love stories that end up making your cry at the end of the book. This is why I have never read a Nicholas Sparks book. Though I didn't actually cry I almost did and that is just as bad..lol So I have a warning for those who are like me. It is a very heart warming story though, I must give it that. :)

Warning!! This book will probably make you cry!

I am a sucker for Beauty and the Beast typ
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Joanne
THE TRANSFORMATION
Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.

THE LOVE AFFAIR
When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves he
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Sandra
Sing me to sleep is about a 17 year old girl called Beth. Beth's life is kinda really lonely and miserable because every one is either scared or disgusted of her. She's been called ugly her whole life. In school they call her beast and bully her constantly. In the library ( where she works at summer) the little kids are scared of her. Her only friend is Scott ( a boy she have been best friends with since 3rd grade). Then one day she goes to choir and surprisingly volunteers to be the soloist for ...more
Sherry
Feb 12, 2010 Sherry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone/everyone
Recommended to Sherry by: Angela Morrison
First off, I have to admit that this isn't the type of book I usually read. Most of the books on my shelves contain some level of paranormal activity/creatures, mythology or something of that sort. I have been thinking about what I would say in this reivew all morning. To come up with words to describe this book just isn't possible, but i'll give it a try. Exciting, romantic, heartbreaking, breathtaking are just a few words that come to mind when I think of the brilliance that is Sing Me to Slee ...more
Lisa
Jan 11, 2012 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, y-a
I’d rather be miserable loving you than happy with anyone else.


3 and a half stars

Basic plot:
Girl is "ugly" but is a beautiful singer. Choir group gives her makeover. "Hot" guy from another choir falls in love with her. Dark secret, etc.

What I liked about this book:
-It was cheesy but it still managed to be likeable and it kept my interest.
-The last 50 or so pages had me in tears, so obviously it was good at tugging at the heartstrings.
-The best friend. I liked her best friend more than Derek.
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“I know your soul. It’s there in every note”. He brushes my lips with his. “You can’t fake that. You can’t hide it” 104 likes
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