Sunday, 23 September 2012

Drina Dances in Paris by Jean Estoril (Children's, 9 years +, 10/10)

This edition 1992, Simon & Schuster
190 pages, Paperback
Personal copy

Themes: amazing ballet opportunities, more travelling, being with good friends, a shocking discovery, enemies getting what they deserve, arrogance ignored, moving reunion, true friendship, keeping secrets, lots of tears & laughter, blossoming romance

Book blurb

Drina finds it hard to settle into her old life in England again after her exciting trip to New York. But she throws herself back into her dancing, and tries to push her memories out of her mind. Then she has the thrilling offer of a trip to Paris - where she has a wonderful surprise!

Nayuleska's thoughts

Drina has a lot of personal conflict in this book. She and Christine clash more than words with a result that Drina didn't expect & Christine didn't want. Drina is learning that her talent gives her positions in ballet that others don't have. She has no idea just how good a dancer she is becoming, so feels guilty as she lands major parts. She soons throws herself into the spirit of the ballet, even more so when Grant crosses her path on purpose. The emotions of a middling teen are well portrayed in this 10/10 read.

Suggested read

Make sure you read #6 Drina Dances in New York

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