Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you.
It's almost the end of middle school, and Charlie has to find her perfect song for a music class assignment. The class learns about a different style of music each day, from hip-hop to metal to disco, but it's hard for Charlie to concentrate when she can't stop noticing her classmate Emile, or wondering about Luka, who hasn't been to school in weeks. On top of everything, she has been talked into participating in an end-of-year performance with her best friends.
Then, the class learns about opera, and Charlie discovers the music of Maria Callas. The more she learns about Maria's life, the more Charlie admires her passion for singing and her ability to express herself fully through her music. Can Charlie follow the example of the ultimate diva, Maria Callas, when it comes to her own life?
This evocatively illustrated graphic novel brilliantly captures the high drama of middle school by focusing on the desire of its finely drawn characters to sing and be heard.
Author: Kyo Maclear
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.20h x 6.60w x 0.90d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 3.4
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 503905 / Operatic
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2019
Booklist 03/15/2019 pg. 56
School Library Journal 04/01/2019 pg. 80
Shelf Awareness 04/05/2019
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2019 pg. 144
Publishers Weekly 05/27/2019
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average