Music Boxes is like a modern day fairy tale. But not a sweet, sugar coated fairy tale. This story brings you into a world that is equal parts sinister and enchanting, with the perfect amount of darkness for the middle grade audience. The tension starts immediately and doesn’t let up until the end. I enjoyed watching how Lindsey was sucked into the mystery (even thought I kept yelling at her in my head, “No, don’t do that!”) and her plucky resolve at the end of the story.
Music Boxes follows twelve-year-old Lindsey who has just moved from Nebraska to New York. She is not super excited about the move. She’s a ballet dancer, but her parents’ main focus is on her younger sister’s prodigious violin talent.