What if the whole world was watching while you fell in love for the first time?
Daisy and Noah have the same plan: use the holiday concert to land a Julliard audition. But when they're chosen to play a duet for the concert, they worry that their differences will sink their chances.
Noah, a cello prodigy from a long line of musicians, wants to stick to tradition. Daisy, a fiercely independent disabled violinist, is used to fighting for what she wants and likes to take risks. But the two surprise each other when they play. They fall perfectly in tune.
After their performance goes viral, the rest of the country falls for them just as surely as they're falling for each other. But viral fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. No one seems to care about their talent or their music at all. People have rewritten their love story into one where Daisy is an inspiration for overcoming her cerebral palsy and Noah is a saint for seeing past it.
Daisy is tired of her disability being the only thing people see about her, and all of the attention sends Noah’s anxiety disorder into high speed. They can see their dream coming closer than it’s ever been before. But is the cost suddenly too high?
About the Author
Melissa See is a disabled author of young adult contemporary romances. When not writing, she can be found reading, baking, or curled up with her cat, most likely watching anime or 90 Day Fiancé. She currently lives in the New York countryside. You, Me, and Our Heartstrings is her debut novel.
“An enticing portrayal of two teens confronting obstacles while falling in love in the public eye."
"With a charming, unforettable vioce, You, Me, and Our Heartstrings is an ode to big dreams, first love, and the people who believe in us even when we don't beleive in ourselves."
Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow
"You, Me, and Our Heartstrings is a heartwarming debut that combines romance, disability, music, mental health, and family into a symphony of pitch-perfect emotions."
Ashley Schumacher, author of Full Flight
"Melissa See beautifully weaves a swoon-worthy romance into an earnest story about disability, mental health, and the dark side of viral fame. You, Me, and Our Heartstrings will make your heart sing."
Daniel Aleman, author of Indivisibile