Sunday, 22 April 2012

Drina's Dancing Year by Jean Estoril, (Children's, 9 years +)

 This edition 1987, Macdonald
176 pages, Paperback
Personal copy

Theme: top class ballet school, auditions, nerves, flu, forging friendships & enemies, justified temper tantrum, life in the ballet world, watching famous people rehearse, minor rebellion, theatre life, stability, modesty, humbleness, talent, lots of laughs, a few tissues

Book blurb from Goodreads

 Drina and her new friend Rose successfully audition for the Dominick School in London, and thus begin their first year of proper ballet training

Nayuleska's thoughts
I've finished this earlier than planned with Drina being read only 1-3 chapters a day since I feel ill & needed something to cheer me up. I'm enjoying picking up what are now insignificant observations but in a few books or teo down the line will be a big deal for Drina. She can be a rebel, which adds spunk to her character. Disappoints end up becoming grand things in this 10/10 read.

Suggested read
Make sure you've read about how Drina's grandmother tried to stop her from dancing in book one, Dancing for Drina. 

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