Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Bowler, Tim.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004
ISBN 0689861613
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Meet 14-year-old Luke.  He is a very talented musician but he has lost interest in playing.  His father has just died and Luke is having trouble coping with the loss.  He father was a concert pianist and now Luke cannot stand being around music and is haunted by the sounds.  And his life is changing as well.  He begins to hang out with a gang and breaks into a house.  Now you may think that this experience would change someone's life.  And you wouldn't be wrong but you may be surprised at how it changes Luke.
SUBJECTS:     Death -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
                        Music -- Fiction.
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