I have recently read the book Things Hoped For by the miraculous Andrew Clements. The main character in this book is Gwen: a determined girl from the country who lives with her grandfather in New York City in order to pursue her dream of becoming a world-famous violinist.
The excitement in this story begins when Gwen gets a message from her grandfather saying that he’s going to be gone for a while, but that she should make sure that no one knows he’s away.
As Gwen’s big college auditions draw nearer and her Uncle continues to come and demand to see her grandfather she befriends an interesting trumpet player who helps her through this hard time. Amidst all this Gwen discovers just how much she means to her Grandfather. The only question is: where is he? Will he ever come back?
You should read this book, and trust me; you’ll keep reading until you find the answers.