Rosie in Year 5 has sent in this book review of a book that she has really enjoyed. Thankyou Rosie!
"The book I have read is called Starlight Academy by Jess Renison. On Cassie March’s first day at Starlight Academy she really doesn’t want to go because she prefers climbing trees to dancing. The characters in this story are Cassie, Megan, Flo, Bella, Jasmine, Tara and the very strict headmistress Mrs Frost. Cassie finally discovers that she is good at dance and she actually love it. Cassie tries to win the lead role in The Nutcracker. Does she get the main part or her arch rival Tara?"
From the Starlight Academy website: " Welcome to Starlight Academy, where girls follow their passion for performing in a fairytale castle by the sea.Dancer Cassie March is a free-spirit, who finds it difficult to conform to the stifling world of rules and regulations. She’s used to doing her own thing and finds herself in frequent battles with the perfectionist headmistress, Mrs Frost.
As the school production of The Nutcracker approaches, Cassie finds herself pitched against Tara Davenport, the school’s most talented dancer. She’s desperate to land the leading role, and she could be in with a chance - if only she could just stay out of trouble. Will her best friend – law-abiding but accident-prone Flo – manage to pull her into line? And will her secret dream ever come true?"