Review: Wish (Indigo Dreams #1) by Grier Cooper
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 Jesse Sanders, the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers.
But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from 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.
"There's always hope for more in the future."
I'm not a fan of ballet but I enjoyed reading this book. It has been a long time since I read YA. I think I'll start again. ;) It's quite interesting, full of angst, teenage drama, and in this case also some adult drama because of Indigo's mom.
Life in her family is not a good 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 go to New York and become a ballet dancer. She is good too. Will she get her chance or will all her wishes be for naught??
At 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 future...
I can't wait to read the next books in the series. :)