Monday, October 18, 2010

Goodreads: I want to stretch to the moon, Delia thought. Far, far away.

Twelve-year-old Delia Ferri doesn't remember her mother, or her family the way it used to be. All she knows is that her sister, Pearl, and her father are fighting more and more. Pearl is withdrawn and angry, so Delia vows not to give her father anything else to worry about.

Delia loses herself to the rigorous world of ballet, and only when it has consumed her completely does she begin to understand how fiercely her sister had to fight for her own truth. Delia discovers that the bond between two sisters can't be broken -- no matter where the dance of life takes them.

Kritters Thoughts: A cute little book. It was a find to fulfill one of the categories for my goodreads challenge I am doing for this quarter. It was one of the harder categories - books about dancing.

A story of two sisters trying to find their way through the world with just their father due to their mother passing away. One of the sisters turns to acting out and ends up at a boarding school where she finds training horses as a way to devote her energy and time. The other sister turns to dance, but dance has the opportunity to let her down through a horrible and demanding teacher.

I was a ballet dancer through my growing years. For 13 years, I devoted a lot of my after school life to ballet and other types of dance. I was never destined to be a dancer - too short, bad feet and the list goes on. BUT I had the heart for it and I still like to shake my groove thing every so often!! I have rhythm, grace and confidence - but my body just wasn't built for it. I believe that this little girl had a hard time realizing that sometimes you may have the heart for something, although you will never be able to complete the road.

I loved this book. It was a YA book - so an easy read. I would recommend it to all my friends who love the art of dance and would enjoy the journey of a girl trying to discover where she fits in.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 288

GR Oct-Dec Challenge - Put on Your Dancing Shoes

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