The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

Book 19/30.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The Piano Teacher was my 19th read of the year. It took me two weeks to get through it, yet none of the 18 books I read before took me longer than one week to complete. You’d think the reason for that is The Piano Teacher is some massive tome, but nope. The edition I read is only 331 pages. The reason it took me two weeks to finish it is because this book was DREADFULLY DULL!!

This would have been a 1 star read were it not for the fact that the story picked up midway through the book and became mildly interesting. The main reason it would have been a 1 star read was because all the main characters were so goddamn unlikeable. Trudy Liang, one of the main characters, is apparently so charming she can sell ice to Eskimos, but I found her obnoxious AF. In fact the only reason that the idea of Trudy being considered charming crossed my mind is because the author beat me over the head with that “fact” at every opportunity she could. Will Truesdale, another main character, was as dull as ditchwater and utterly forgettable. Claire Pendleton, the piano teacher, was spineless, unbearably naïve, immature and immensely irritating. There were a few minor characters who were mildly interesting, but not enough for me to care about them or this book.

The Piano Teacher has a rating of 3.34 on Goodreads and I’ll conclude by saying that is exactly what is deserves, if not less.

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** A guide to ratings **
1 star – did not like it
2 stars – it was okay
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing

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