Loved it! A gentle book about a very ordinary young lady who, through difficult times, becomes a very extraordinary person. Many little life lessons here for all of us - old and young alike. Simple messages like, never give up, small and simple things have big results, lives can be touched in so many ways, or that even in troubled times we can go forward and make a difference. McCall is gifted at letting a quiet story deliver many beautiful messages. It makes one want to try harder to be a little kinder, do a little more, touch a heart or two, and do the best possible wherever you are and in whatever life hands you. These subtle messages go way beyond the musical metaphors and the sweet story in La's Orchestra.