She thought she was on her way to the top...
Sixteen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya has one dream and one dream only: becoming the best ballerina ever. Dancing's always been who she is and she's working her hardest to land the main role of the School of Performing Arts' end-of-the-year showcase.
But...will she make it?
Within a week, Natalya's life will be changed forever.
Prequel novelette of One, Two, Three
About the Author
Elodie Nowodazkij is a YA and NA writer. She was raised in a tiny village in France and moved to the US at nineteen, where she learned she'd never lose her French accent. She now lives in Maryland with her husband and their cat (who doesn't seem to realize he's not human).
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Interesting so far. Jms
A short but fantastic read! I've already read the book which follows this one, ONE...TWO...THREE, and can honestly say that I found this one even better. This novella was written after the first book, but that doesn't make it an after-thought. Although some books written like this often feel as if they're the authors way of stacking up a series, ONE DREAM ONLY not only explains the events leading up to the first book but bring depth and understanding which enriches the entire story. I gained a much better insight into Natalya's character and even though I've already read the continuation of her story, sympathize with her more than before. I was especially impressed with the way the book is put together. The chapters don't follow a chronological order but jump back and forth around the day of the big accident. The author managed to make this time shifting not only easy to follow (it's exactly stated at the beginning of the chapter) but arranged them in a way that brought tension and emotions to their peek. It was a sheer joy to read. Emotions and depth are one of the best parts of this series, and especially this book. I had no trouble being pulled into Natalya's world, fevered for her auditions, felt her confusion, and wished hope would turn out to be more than a light at the end of the tunnel. Her story pulls at the heart strings and the characters around her help create a believable world. But even when the world crumbles around her, it's great to see Natalya's strength (and weaknesses). I definitely can recommend this, either before or after reading book one...or even as a read on its own. It's length makes it easy to read in less than an hour, but it leaves the reader craving for more. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book and am leaving a review simply because I really enjoyed it and can only recommend it to other fans of teenage romance/ballet and beautiful stories.