Entranced by a neighbor’s music, a teenage girl learns what it means to love
At fourteen years old, Deidre is just beginning to notice boys. Her cousin Susan is about to go on her first date, with a drop-dead gorgeous sixteen-year-old, but Deidre doesn’t feel ready—that is, until she hears Jeff Elliot play. She’s making dinner for her mother when the sound of the piano comes down through the ceiling—a haunting melody of heartbreak and loss that fills her with a joy she never imagined.
When Deidre meets Jeff by their apartment building’s pool, she knows immediately that she loves him. Although he is much older than she, Deidre believes she understands him like no one else can. But as she and Susan begin to find, nothing is as blinding as love at first sight.