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Caletti, Deb.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.
ISBN 0689867662
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When Cassie Morganís mother has an affair and remarries the mad, musical genius, Dino Cavalli, Cassie tries to make herself as unobtrusive as possible so as not to encourage his wrath, especially when her stepfather is composing. An impending deadline adds more stress to the situation, and when Dino takes on a young protégée, Ian Waters, Cassie tries to fight her attraction to the young violinist.  Ian breaks his arm while on a secret date with Cassie and Dinoís mental state declines further.  This well-written book looks at the problems of remarriage, mental illness and its effects on a sensitive teenage girl in a realistic and sometimes humorous way.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2007-2008)
SUBJECTS:     Mental illness -- Fiction.
                        Love -- Fiction.
                        Stepfathers -- Fiction.
                        Remarriage -- Fiction.
                        Violinists -- Fiction.
                        Musicians -- Fiction.
                        Washington (State) -- Fiction.

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