Title: One Two Three
Author: Elodie Nowodazkij
Pages: 210 Pages
Publisher: Eloide Nowodazkij
Last year, Natalya 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 onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.
However, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present, and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell. But when upsetting secrets come to light, Natalya quickly shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.
Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?
I really enjoy Eloidie Nowodazkij’s One Two Three Series. Unfortunately, I have read them the wrong way round (any book lover reading this review will be feeling my pain right now). Nevertheless, One Two Three was another really enjoyable read.
Similar in style to the movie Save the Last Dance, Natalya is dealing with the death of a parent along with her dreams to become a prima-ballerina. After the car crash that took her father’s life, Natalya is determined to not let it take her dream too. But how far is she willing to push herself?
One Two Three is a story of endurance and of never giving up on your dreams. Nowodazkij uses her inimitable ability to tap into real life emotions and delivers spiky and relatable settings and characters.
Two hearty thumbs up from me.
One Two Three by Elodie Nowodazkij is available now.
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