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Okay I'm a dork. I read and bought this book off of Ebay because when I was a kid I read the first five books in this ballet series. After I finished the fifth, I couldn't find any more on the Scholastic order form they used to pass out at lunchtime in my elementary school. I was devastated. My mother even called scholastic and asked if there were any more. They told us to contact the author and ask her to write more books. Then one day last month (thanks to Goodreads) I started wondering what e...
I had not read the Drina books since I was a child and I recently re-read them all. I read the first 5 as a child and then as a teen I hunted down the final 6 once I realized they existed. I am happy to say that for the most part they hold up to the test of time. They are very much in the style of British school stories but I quite like those. I think the whole series is definitely worth the effort it takes to hunt them down.
In some ways, this might be the most difficult book of the series to review. The previous five are clearly impacted by nostalgia, and the subsequent ones interested me more for the sake of completing the series, but THIS one I can only recall with complete and utter shock. I discovered it nearly 10 years after my initial reading of the series, when I was in college. It was the first time I had unfettered access to the Internet on my own computer, and it was my first introduction to the delights
I love the Drina books, and this one was particularly fun as I live in New York. The book was written in the 60s, but it was still accurate in terms of geography. It was sad to hear her mention the World Trade Center Towers several times. She also refers to 30 Rock as the RCA building.
Read this series in JR High and simply LOVED them! I need to track these down.....
One of my favourites. Drina loves New York so much and her enthuiasim lives off the page. Also first time Grant appears.
The One Where We First Meet Grant. Sigh. I suppose I liked the rest of this enough, but it was just such a shame to suddenly have to bring a boy into it all!
This is one of my favourite Drina books. She travels to New York as her grandfather is going there on Business and she falls in love with the city as well as an American.This is the book that Drina grows up and Estoril does a great job capturing one of my favourite cities and well as the pleasure and pain of being in love for the first time. Of course this wouldn't be a Drina book if she somehow didn't find an opportunity to dance. She ends up being in a school dance show after meeting Yolande M...
see review of book #1