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Nova in New York

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Barbara K, Reviewer

Last updated on 06 Dec 2018

My Recommendation

It was really nice to read a YA book about a girl's family life and goals, instead of her love life and romance.  This book was short and an easy read, but there was angst, too.  Nova is from Canada.  She is accepted into the Joffrey Ballet's prestigious intensive summer program, where she has the chance to become an apprentice.  She explores New York.  She challenges herself and works hard.  She makes a new friend, but she also worries about her family at home.  

Her mother died when she was young.  Her father is alone and her aunt, who danced when she was younger and encouraged her dreams of being a ballet dancer, has cystic fibrosis.

This was a really sweet book and is perfect for teens and pre-teens.

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