Summer's Dream

SUMMER is quiet, confident, pretty, popular and VERY serious about dance . . .

Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts.

Middle school ends and the holidays begin, but unlike her sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and sunny beach parties. The audition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control . . .

The more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she becomes. Will she realise - with the help of the boy who wants more than friendship - that dreams come in all shapes and sizes?

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Reviews of Summer's Dream
  • Elle, age 9

    Summer is a lot like me, except I am obsessed with gymnastics, not ballet.

  • Anna-Marie, age 9

    This book is sooooo great! I couldn't put it down and I loved every second of it! Keep writing Cathy, never stop!

  • Anna-Marie, age 9

    I loved loved loved this book. My favourite bit -idk why- was when Honey ran away and Summer fainted. Don't blame me.

  • Evie , age 10

    This book is amazing! I love dancing just like Summer so this book was very relatable. Read this book if you have ever had a dream, love dancing or even if you love Cathy' s books like I do! Xxx

  • Nimmi Savry, age 13

    I love all of Cathy cassidy books!!!

  • Nicole, age almost 13

    Before my friend lent me this book, my reading world was only Goosebumps and Hardy Boys. I hated others who said there was a bigger world out there...but I took my chances with this book and I swear it was magical!!!!
    Thank you Cathy for showing me this world.
    Good luck on your next books

  • Regan, age 8

    I really liked this book. I'm always nagging my mum to buy me the whole Chocolate Box Girls set, though I've only got CHERRY CRUSH, MARSHMALLOW SKYE and SUMMER'S DREAM. I'm really exciting for LOVE FROM LEXIE, too.

  • Anonymous commenter

    I am soooo excited to read this! I just listened to the extract and am already LOVING it. I am a ballet dancer to, so I completely understand Summer's passion. Well done Cathy!

  • Jessie , age 14

    Read this when I was about 8, still my favourite book now, have read it over 10 times. It sits so deeply with me every time I read it. As soon as I open the pages, I am in tanglewood, in Summers world. I can relate so deeply with a number of the characters in this book, especially Summer. This book is so beautiful and has inspired me to do many things. Thank you so very much. xxx

  • Lucy, age 12

    I love Summer's dream as I can relate to it. I am a dancer and I also fell into the mental illness of anorexia. I am still a lot better but summer's dream helped me so much and I think that its defiantly the best book in the series.

  • Katie, age 11

    This was the first book I've ever read of yours, and I can't describe how much I loved it! I read it twice, it was amazing! Summer's Dream is definitely now my favourite book! Thank you Cathy for writing amazing books

  • Anonymous commenter

    When i was reading this book a read chapter after chapter, I couldn't put it down. the drama ,romance and the friendship kept me reading more and more.
    I'm but this book was mush easier to read then most it really helped me. I shared this book with my classmates they line up to read it, and they all enjoyed it too. I'm going to beg my parents to get me more of these amazing books.


  • Halle, age 8

    OMG. I love this book so much but sometimes, Summer thinks of that voice in her head, not knowing it's her.

  • Keeva, age 10

    This is a wonderful book. I started of reading Daizy Star books and then I thought I would try the book Summers Dream, It was the best book I ever read in my whole entire life. I am a ballerina too just like Summer and I like to impress my ballet teacher a lot and get all the dances perfect. When I started reading this book I couldn't put it down and I read it in 2 nights. I love your books Cathy Cassidy. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE OF THESE WONDERFUL BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lots of love
    Keeva xx :) :) :)

  • Zoë Hopkins, age 11

    Brill book

  • Orla, age 10

    When I picked this up in the school library i fell in love with it.Literally,I cannot count how many times I got in trouble for reading this in class.I felt like I wasn't there,but in summers world.

  • Izzy, age 13

    I love this book so so much I would definitely recommend it to anyone epessially if you love dance (like me:) It really gets you hooked in it, so definitely read!

  • Emma, age 11

    Bus is my fav book out of the chocolate book series and I recommend it to any one who loves dance or is have any pro lems with life. I read this when I was 9 and I am now still reading it.

  • Megan, age 10

    I love summers dream and I would reccomend it because you get stuck in the story!

  • Anonymous commenter

    A heartfelt book
    Amazingly realistic

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