This review can also be found on my blog schakarinI don t really know what to think of Wish While I liked the story overall I also had some problems with it But let s start with the positive aspects I loved that the dancing was such a big part of this book I m not a dancer myself but I ve always ben fascinated with it and I really liked etting to know a little about ballet Indigo was a reat main character she felt real and I liked hearing the story from her point of view As always I would ve handled certain things differently or reacted in a different way at times but it wasn t annoying in any way Indigo s family was a different story for me First of all I would ve preferred a proper introduction to them It took me a while to figure out how many brothers Indigo had and then there was the dog that was mentioned maybe twice throughout the book I ended up liking Indigo s brothers but her parents not so much Her mom seemed a little over the top I don t have any experience with her situation but it felt a little over the top for me And then Indigo s dad was also completely irrational I know that there are people that can t cope with situations like the one he was in but his denial was extreme in my opinion But still these things were just minor problems for meWhat really bothered me was how the story was structured First of all there is a lot of jumping around and we never et any kind indication as to how much time has passed since the last scene and things like that I felt disoriented with every new chapter and that Open for Business (Rough play with anonymous men in a porn shop viewing room) (Rough play with anonymous men in a porn shop viewing room) (The Sex Shop Book 1) got a little annoying with time Then there are a lot of unimportant details that are mentioned but never actually play an important role in the story For example the family dog I don t even remember his name but I think he was mentioned once or maybe twice During the time when the family was really struggling I was always wondering who is looking after the dog I think it would ve been best to just leave him out entirely The sameoes for the tutoring Indigo was supposed to do for some random person This happened rather early in the book when Indigo meets some woman she doesn t like and is asked to tutor her daughter Indigo is really stressed out about it but it never comes into play later in the book I don t think Indigo went to a single tutoring session so why not leave that part outI would ve preferred if there had been explanations about certain things that are important to the story rather than focusing on these side comments With the main story everything seemed to happen very uickly and abruptly without iving us the chance to figure things out on their own The reader is often confronted with facts in a way that this has always been this way and just has to be accepted I don t know if that makes sense or not but I feel like most of the important stuff has either happened before the book takes place or is happening during a break in the story and then the story continues after that s finished Sometimes I just needed to know about what happened after a chapter ends for exampleBut as I ve said I liked the book overall and maybe I was just too picky about these things that bothered me I hope there will be a seuel where we ll et to know about Indigo s dance career and I would also like to know what happens with her relationship with Jesse I realize I haven t really talked about the romance in this book which is let s be honest here uite strange for me But I simply don t have a lot to say about it the romance aspect certainly wasn t the main focus of the book and I liked that otherwise I think it would ve been a little much with all the rest that s Les Lgendaires - Les Chroniques de Darkhell 01. Tnbris going on And it wasn t really swoon worthy in my opinion In fact I think that s why I onlyave this book three stars it just didn t really make me feel anything even though it was a nice and enjoyable read There s always hope for in the futureI m not a fan of ballet but I enjoyed reading this book It has of ballet but I enjoyed reading this book It has a long time since I read YA I think I ll start again It s uite interesting full of angst teenage drama and in this case also some adult drama because of Indigo s momLife in her family is not a ood one Her brothers and Indigo herself face their mother s moodiness every day It is hard to tell what the next day will bring She wants to leave home as soon as possible Ballet dancing is her outlet A way to escape life And hopefully it will become a way to escape her home It s her dream to o to New York and become a ballet dancer She Is Good Too Will She good too Will she her chance or will all her wishes be for naughtAt least she has her friends she can rely on and then there is Jesse Life is not all bad and there is still hope for a better futureI can t wait to read the next books in the series The story of Indigo who s life is about to change in The scent good ways and bad Wish captures the moment when airl transforms into a young woman Hard choices must be made Bravery is reuired The descriptions of how it feels to dance and to perform are especially well done detailed and compelling The pacing moves along دوره حقوق مدنی-عقود معین 1 gracefully as the book builds momentum moving into its dramatic final chapters After finishing Wish I look forward to reading about Indigo her family her ballet and her next adventures Grier Cooper Actual Rating 35 StarsI spent aood 7 years of my adolescence dancing The performing the athleticism the costumes the music I loved it all Though ballet wasn t my main focus I took enough classes to appreciate the extreme talent and dedication it breeds and how it becomes a lifestyle for many My dance background along with the stunningly orgeous cover is what drew me to Wish although aside from that I had no idea what to expect having never read a dance based book What Wish provided wasn t just a book about dance but a ut. If you love ballet fiction For Indigo Stevens ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life At almost 16 she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet so she can begin her ballet dance career First she must prove she’s ready and that means ignoring ,
Hen I The Gordian Knot Vol. 4 grow up Their beauty and the way they could use their body in such a wonderful almost unhuman way made me appreciate them ever since I rememberUnfortunately Irew up in town where there were no ballet classes and my dream about becoming a ballet dancer stayed just a dream but my love and appreciation for the same stayed with meI still love to watch ballet documetaries movies and even though I don t have many opportunities to do so I enjoy watching live ballet performancesHaving said all that I find it pretty odd that I haven t read a book about ballet dancer until nowI am not Aeon Legion going to lie first thing thatrabbed my attention is this Secretul vieții și alte eseuri gorgeous cover I mean just look at it Whoever designed such a beautiful cover deserves an awardWish follows Indigo airl with big dreams and broken familyI couldn t help but fall in love with her She was strong but vulnerable at the same time and my heart was broken when I saw the situation she found herself inThis story is about ballet and wishing upon a dream and I think everyone who likes those kind of stories about dreamers who d like to make something bigger with their tallent would like itBut there is about this story it covers a pretty serious topic and that is alcoholism It covers it in a realistic wayBecause of that I think you should be aware of it s potentially triggering effectThe story is written in first person in present tense Because of that it is an easy and fast read and those who tend to read fast will probably finish it in one sittingThe feeling I had the whole time while I was reading this novel was like I was watching a Down Lambeth Way good teen drama TV showI really like it and somehow I even dare to say that this book took me to place that I missed visiting and I didn t even know itThe end left me satisfied and I am looking forward to see how the story soing to continue Wish Indigo Dreams 1 deals with difficult family issues beautifully and it has a sidebar of hot romance which everyone knows I love The description throughout is beautiful and will take you into the ballet studio somewhere I spent the majority of my youth very accurately If you want to dive into a dance book this is a Lebanese War great one A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour Link Wish Indigo Dreams Series Book 1 35 stars Wish is the first book in Grier Cooper s Indigo Dreams Series This is YA book about a 16 year oldirl who has dreamt of The Sacred Band going to New York to be a part of the New York School of Ballet and becoming a professional Ballerina This is a coming of age book and a journey for Indigo as she finds the correct path to her dreams I don t know what I really expected when I chose to read this book but it was so much then just a ballet love story This book covered some serious topics such as alcoholism and abuse This took me a little by surprise The love story between Jesse and Indigo really took a back seat to the real story of Indigo dealing with her home life and following her dreams This is a fairly uick read I thought the author did areat job at laying the round work for any other books that are coming in the series This book isn t what I consider a cliffhanger ending but of a Happy For Now ending She left the door open for the future books I am interested to see what happens on Indigo s journey to finding her happiness Will she survive at the NYSB can her and Jesse make it through what will happen at home while she is in NY These are all uestions I can t wait to find out the answers toI realize that even in the darkest moments light is still there You just have to look for it IndigoIndigo light is still there You just have to look for it IndigoIndigo life was full of dark moments until she decided to do something about it She showed reat strength and courage throughout this story I liked her characterI thought for 16 years old she had to deal with some pretty Dry Hard grown up issues and I thought she did the best she couldIf you are a fan of a pretty clean YA book and love a story with Ballet as a background then you areoing to want to as a background then you are oing to want to this book I thought it was an intriguing book and it kept my attention all the way throughFollow Us at Book Bitches Blog Facebook Twitter Tsu One of the topics that I have always loved reading and watching is dance especially Ballet as it is something that I wish I could have done or had the ability at least to try For Indigo Stevens Ballet is the only thing that she has that is hers and she is amazing at it the thing is though she has to learn to compartmentalise her life otherwise her personal life will fall
Into Her Ballet Worldher ballet world she may end up losing both When Indigo is on the dance floor her whole life drifts away and she is at peace At home is another story as her mother is always losing her cool and soon her mother s drinking and erratic behaviour starts to become a big problem which causes Indigo to et distracted from her ballet lessons What will happen though when a Das Haus der Angst guy is chucked into the mix and as she falls for him he also becomes a distraction from Ballet Can she let Jesse be the one to ruin everything she has ever worked for The only thing that can help her escape the life she is living or will he understand completely when it comes to the decison making time for Indigo Wish is a novel ofrowing and coming of age it is also a novel of family dramas and secrets and that sometimes the life we live behind closed doors isn t always sunshine and rainbows and that not everybody outside can see on the inside It is a novel about letting people in and sometimes Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education going the extra mile and asking for help and hurting the ones you love is the only option some have in order toet better I really enjoyed Wish as a few of the topics raised in this book reasonated with personal experiences of my own I am looking forward to reading Book 2 in the future. In balance protect her younger brothers from abuse and keep her mother from Searching for Wanda going over the edge But life with an alcoholic parent is unpredictable When the violence at home escalates Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue At the risk of losing everything she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late Scroll up andrab a copy today. Ting heart wrenching account of alcoholism emotional abuse and the weight of a fractured family resting precariously on a teenager s shouldersI d like to start with saying that the writing in this novel was very very ood and never felt clunky or over dramatic Indigo s narrative was honest without being whiny as she narrates the continued deterioration of her family system that s running parallel with the mounting pressure of the looming date of the audition of a lifetime This balance of tensions was incredibly well done and the two storylines intertwined perfectly Grier Cooper definitely knows her dance terminology and manages to translate the physical beauty and intensity of ballet to the page which was a task that s undoubtedly difficult as dance is so visual Cooper likewise writes Indigo s alcoholic mother with an able hand as her erratic behavior and viscous treatment toward her children is painfully realistic and had me cringing and screaming for Indigo to fight back while simultaneously fearing for her and her little brothersThe only aspect of the book that didn t work as well for me were the social ones Indigo s relationship with Jesse didn t resonate with me and seemed to serve as a plot point as it pulls her attention from dancing rather than a real romance Indigo s friends were a mixed bag at times they felt vapid and silly but at other times they really pulled through for her though there was a large cast of them plus all of their boyfriends and it was hard to keep track of them or feel invested in them at times It was nice to see female relationships that were constructive rather than destructive portrayed a majority of the time although there was a mini sort of rivalry constantly in the background between Indigo and another dancer named Marlene that seemed rather unnecessaryOverall As a dancer I enjoyed this book and appreciated the attention to detail As a reader I was invested in Indigo s family s outcome and Indigo s future As a human I was proud to see the way Indigo confronted the alcoholism running unchecked in her family and how she looked to resources such as Al Anon for support I will definitely be checking out the seuel in this series to see how Indigo s family continues to cope and how Indigo herself balances healing herself with her budding dance careerThis review originally appeared at Girl in the Pages Loved this story about a teen irl striving to become a professional dancer while dealing with a stressful and chaotic family situation For anyone who s family felt out of control and dysfunctional particularly readers who have familyfriends who are alcoholics I think this will really resonate This book was engaging and funny despite the intense subject matter I also enjoyed being behind the scenes in the ballet world and watching Indigo develop her skills and confidence as a dancer In accordance to FTC uidelines I must disclose that I received a free copy of this book through Xpresso Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest reviewOriginally reviewed on The Hardcover LoverI don t think many of my readers may know this about me but like Indigo I once had dreams of being a ballerina with some of the best companies Unfortunately for me I was never able to attend any elite studios and eventually my bullying teachers hurt me so emotionally that I uit I still wish that I would have went somewhere else and continued to dance but I never didBallet is the reason why I was drawn to Wish by Grier Cooper Once you dance it s in your blood forever Even if you don t continue you still love to dance in your room or "learn about it That s why I wanted to read this I "about it That s why I wanted to read this I to see how dance shaped the life of Indigo What I found is a beautiful story of a young ballet dancer with dreams of oing to New York and dancing professionally but is being pulled back to help rescue her family from crumbling to piecesIf you look "At The Cover You Ll See A Ballerina In A "the cover you ll see a ballerina in a setting and the cover fits the plot of this novel Indigo Stevens is a talented young dancer and she dreams of attending the prestigious New York School of Ballet To et there she has to stay focused in ballet class I loved this storyline in the book It kind of reminded me of the TV show Bunheads because there is just so much that has to happen for a ballet dancer to even earn an audition I do wish that there were ballet for a ballet dancer to even earn an audition I do wish that there were ballet in this book though I think that would have made it a bit enjoyableLike previously mentioned ballet is not the only thing that s oing on in Wish There s Cooper makes a very brave decision in Wish by tackling alcoholism This is something that many YA authors avoid but I think it s important because there are oing to be teens who have alcoholic family members There are even teens who battle alcoholism If they can connect with a book or a character in a book they might feel comfortable in seeking help for their loved ones If you read this book you ll discover that Cooper writes about alcoholism thoughtfully and carefully She tells the story of two women dealing with it the alcoholic mother and her daughter It s a hard thing to write about it but Cooper does this flawlessly She mentions drunk driving in one chapter She also deals with a lot of problems alcoholics face in reat detail like violence and denialWish by Grier Cooper is a thought provoking book I d recommend it for dancers who enjoy reading about other dancers I d also recommend this book for fans of realistic fiction and emotionally heavy books I also think that teens who have dealt with an alcoholic family members should pick up this book You can win this book and 10 GC on my blog here Ever since I was a little irl I looked upon ballet dancers admiring them and dreaming about becoming a ballerina Esse Sanders the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for DancersBut Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic it simultaneously explains everything and heaps worry on Indigo’s shoulders As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic Indigo fights to mainta. .