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
I don't normally read young adult books but I found this one interesting so I gave it a go. The story is well written and had a good flow to it. The characters were well thought out..
I found the narrator to be very good at telling the authors story. She had a nice voice did a good job of pulling of the emotions of the characters. Well done..
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I was not a fan of the performance but overall this was a really good book.
I haven't read any of the Broken Dreams series, so this was my first introduction to the series and the author. The writing was nice, but there isn't a lot going on plot wise. I'm assuming that this is a great prequel for the series and a good introduction into Natalya's backstory.
Jennifer Baggiero did a great job narrating, but the audio quality was a bit hollow. Baggiero has a nice voice for narrating.
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I have not read "One, Two, Three" so this prequel was a first look into a teen ballerina's dysfunctional family. The story moves before and after the tragedy that changes her life forever. I now want to read the previous book to see where this story goes.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
One Dream Only is a short story of a teenager trying to live up to her parents' expectation of being the best ballerina. Sixteen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya's mother is a well-known famous ballerina within the world of performing arts. Her father is a famous pianist. Both has high hope that Natalya will be as famous as they are.
Within that one week, Natalya notices that her parents are having marital problems and are hiding their problems from her. Both want her to stay focus on landing the main role of the School of Performing Arts' end-of-the-year showcase. Within one week, Natalya completed her audition and is waiting for the results. Within that same week, everything changes in her life.
Natalya has to live up to her mother's fame. She doesn't have the techniques down but her ability to interrupted music into dance makes her a lead competitive dancer. Natalya feels so comfortable in her audition that she doesn't feel threaten by her competition. She proves it by offering critique to her second best in the performing arts school. The story goes back and forth from her current state in the hospital and the seven day events of what lead to her to being in the hospital.
The narrator, Jennifer Baggiero delivers a wonderful Russian accent for Natalya and her parents. Listeners would be able to hear her narration from a Russian teenager's perception of what dancing means to her.
The story is so short that I listened to the audiobook twice. I love the way Natalya and her parents speak to each other. The narrator did a great job with the Russian accent and vocabulary of endearments.
I was given this book by the author in exchange of an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.