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Celebrate with one of these teen novels that feature classical music available at the library and on Overdrive. You can also listen to classical music on Hoopla or Freegal

Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa

Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colorless world until he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life?

 

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

 

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Forbidden by 18th-century restrictions to pursue her dream of becoming a composer, the musically gifted older sister of Wolfgang Mozart risks everything she cares about by accepting an irresistible offer from a mysterious stranger.

 

Nodame Cantabile by Tomoko Ninomiya

Shinichi Chiaki dreams of studying abroad and becoming a conductor. Unfortunately, his fear of flying keeps him grounded. As he watches his classmates achieve what he has always wanted, Shinichi wonders if he should quit music altogether. Then one day he meets Megumi Noda. This oddball girl cannot even read a music score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style. And she teaches Chiaki something that he has forgotten: to enjoy his music, no matter where he is.