One Wrong Turn
If I wanted the lead role, Valentina had to go.
A contemporary Ballet Shoes set in an elite dance academy, this compelling coming-of-age novel is all about overcoming pressure, standing up for yourself and the joy of ballet! The perfect gift for all young dancers.
Amelia is a ballerina on the rise – she’s talented, dedicated and set to star in the lead role of the annual production. But when Valentina arrives from Italy and joins the ballet academy, the competition gets fierce.
Can Amelia outshine Valentina and keep her place in the spotlight?
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘This is a wonderful story of ballet, friendship, and growing up. It explores the competitive world of elite ballet, but also how friendship is the key to becoming your best self. With strong themes of family support and expectations woven through the story, it will be loved readers in Year 5 and up.’ Lamont Books
‘One Wrong Turn by Chenée Marrapodi is a wonderfully engaging book — a page-turner in its suspenseful structure-presenting a range of teenage challenges with insight, understanding and wisdom.’ Reading Time
‘The story of the girls struggling with their own desires to succeed, and their competing family expectations, is universal … I can absolutely recommend this book for readers aged 11-15.’ Read Plus
‘There is so much love in this excellent new book by debut author Chenée Marrapodi, and [it’s] not just for ballet lovers, although they will also be totally captivated.’ IC3