He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file -- a picture of a girl with half a face -- that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel is a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
This book was so cute, yet the main character hit on some hard issues along the way. I really enjoyed all of the different relationships between Marcelo and others. And Marcelo, i loved reading about him and seeing things from his point of view and how he learns and grows through the story. I really enjoyed reading this through his perspective. I normally prefer reading though a girls perspective, as i am a girl. But this one I was fine with reading it through his. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone. Its a cute and slightly romantic book that anyone can learn more from.