One two three by Elodie Nowodazkij
Release date: June 19, 2015
Publisher:Amazon Digital Services, Inc
Buy or borrow: buy
Synopsis: PERFECT CHEMISTRY meets SAVE THE LAST DANCE in this story of tragedy and hope, anger and forgiveness.
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 onetime 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?
My Thoughts: I love anything that has to do with ballet, so this book was perfect for me. Nata was on her way to achieving her dream when a car accident that killed her father changed all that. Not only did it damage her dancing career, it sent her mother into an alcoholic depression, leaving Nata to grieve alone and take care of her Mother. This was Nata's first time attending a public school. There she meets Tonio, a boy that has gang ties and is trying to turn his life around by getting a scholarship through soccer. The whole book Natalya keeps pushing Tonio away, but he always seems to be there for her even if she doesn't want him there. When Natalya overhears a secret she isn't supposed to know, her world changes again. This time, she's going to need Tonio, but will he still be there for her after pushing him away? Y'all really need to buy\download this book. You won't regret it.
Recommendations: Push girl by Jessica Love and Chelsie Hill