Maria's managed to gain the support of most of the class, but how will they choose to act on that? And with their insecure, desperate teacher still firmly in the "blame Maria for everything" camp, the choir competition and Maria's future at school remain vulnerable.
So cheezy, this, but I'm still reading it. Maria seems to be singing "Amazing Grace" in solo a cappella every other chapter, and music is hard to translate into emotion on paper alone so it plays more hokey than anything. Also, somebody needs to fire her teacher. Sheesh.