Grace Notes (Paperback)

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  , This song has a grace note
a tiny note that's there for embellishment
but can easily be ignored,
not played.
Tonight, I add it in -
just because.
We can all do with an extra note
of grace.

Grace Dalfinch is a talented violinist who longs to play contemporary music in bars but whose mother forbids her. James Crux is an aspiring street artist who promised his dad that he wouldn't paint in public until he's eighteen and legal. When Crux witnesses Grace's secret performance in a viral video, he's inspired to paint her and her violin on a not-so-legal wall, and when Grace stumbles across her portrait in a Melbourne alley by an anonymous street artist, she sets out to find its creator.

Grace Notes is a debut contemporary young adult verse novel, set in the most locked-down city in the world - Melbourne, 2020. It's a love story, at its heart, but it's also a book about young people using art to make sense of the world around them, and to shape it too. It's for fans of Cath Crowley's Graffiti Moon, and verse novels like Pip Harry's Are You There Buddha? ,

About the Author

Karen Comer is a freelance editor and presents writing workshops to children and adults. Earlier in her career, she worked in educational publishing and was the editor for children's art magazine BIG. She lives in Melbourne. Grace Notes is her debut novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780734421722
ISBN-10: 0734421729
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English