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This was a good book in the series where a lot of plot lines and characters are developing. Drina starts by acting in Diary of a Dancer for a few weeks but her grandfather then becomes seriously ill and she learns for the first time how tough being a performer can be and that the show must go on even if someone you know is at death's door. Meanwhile her friendship with Jenny continues to be awkward as Jenny is going through a rough time at home. Her friendships with Rose and Ilonka go from stren...
Still enjoying the series but it's getting more repetitive now. The earlier ones were better, I think.
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.
Not my favourite but oh so lovely to be back in the land of Drina.
# 8 In the Series: Drina travels to Africa with her grandparents so that her grandfather can recover from a nasty bout of pneumonia. On the ship is a local ballet company and they ask her to perform with them. A male member of the ballet company falls in love with her (she has the men dropping like flies).
Not one of the better ones - everything seemed just a bit too much.
see review of book #1