Perfect Chemistry meets Save the Last Dance in this story of tragedy and hope, anger and forgiveness.
Last year, 17-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?
This is a sweet story about a young woman’s coming of age. Natalya must come to terms with the after effects of a horrible car crash. One that took away her father and her chance to dance. When she returns to the town that she spent her summers as a young child Natalya finds solace in her oldest friend and a young man that brings out so many emotions in her and awakens her body like no other.
It was nice to see Natalya and her two friends find their way through it all. Each one is going through their own problems and seeing them be there for each other was nice. Narrator Jennifer Baggiero does a good job of bringing this story and its characters to life.