Heartbreak Symphony by Laekan Zea Kemp

🌸Heartbreak Symphony🌸
by Laekan Zea Kemp
Pub Date- 4/5/22
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Clap When You Land meets On the Come Up in this heart-gripping story about navigating first love and overcoming grief through the power of music.
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Grief affects everyone differently some just move on and it hits them through smells, songs and memories. Others it changes them on a different level and leaving them a little altered so they don’t feel alone. 

Aarón Medrano’s mother has passed away and it has strained his relationship with his family and left him haunted by his favorite musician who has gone into hiding. 

Mia Villanueva is grieving her father who passed after their mother abandoned their family and left her older brother to take care of them.

They both are auditioning their talents but are afraid to put themselves out there. They are finding themselves in this very sensitive age and already have had to go through so much. Now they are not safe from the government while their neighborhood is being picked off by I C E . All of these supportive characters just plucked from their life and the characters own life never to be seen again.

My niece and nephew are half Mexican and during the height of that time I was terrified by all the rhetoric and things randos were saying against Mexican Americans, I mean they can hear that. They are all listening. I don’t know when people’s couple generation immigrant status became better than newer immigrant status fing check your entitlement.

This book was about grief, young love, struggles, desperate tough times and finding who you are through it all. 

❓ Do you play any instruments? These characters connected to music heavily.

Thank you @littlebrown and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

Clap When You Land meets On the Come Up in this heart-gripping story about navigating first love and overcoming grief through the power of music.

Aarón Medrano has been haunted by the onstage persona of his favorite musician ever since his mother passed away. He seems to know all of Aarón’s deepest fears, like that his brain doesn’t work the way it should and that’s why his brother and father seems to be pushing him away. He thinks his ticket out is a scholarship to the prestigious Acadia School of Music. That is, if he can avoid blowing his audition.

Mia Villanueva has a haunting of her own and it’s the only family heirloom her parents left her: doubt. It’s the reason she can’t overcome her stage fright or believe that her music is worth making. Even though her trumpet teacher tells her she has a gift, she’s not sure if she’ll ever figure out how to use it or if she’s even deserving of it in the first place.

When Aarón and Mia cross paths, Aarón sees a chance to get close to the girl he’s had a crush on for years and to finally feel connected to someone since losing his mother. Mia sees a chance to hold herself accountable by making them both face their fears, and hopefully make their dreams come true. But soon they’ll realize there’s something much scarier than getting up on stage—falling in love with a broken heart.

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