One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij
One, Two, Three by Elodie Nowodazkij. I was sucked into the story right from the beginning and I loved the passionate, gritty, complicated characters.
The story was intense and the build-up towards the revelation of a family secret riveting, but the anti-climax stopped the story in its tracks. After such anticipation, I was disappointed at the little effect the revelation had on the relevant family members and it was this that ultimately let the book down.
Recommended age: 13+
Title: One, Two, Three
Series: Broken Dreams # 1
Author: Elodie Nowodazkij
26 June 2014
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When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love.
Last year,seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.
But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her one-time prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.
At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least, a more pleasant present. Keeping him an arabesque away proves to be a challenge for Natalya and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.
When upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.
Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself? — Extract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.