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
  • 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

  • Jessie, age 8

    I love Summers Dream so far but I don't know witch book i think is the best out of Cherry Crush Marshmallow Skye and Summers Dream

  • Anonymous commenter

    This book is so sad. I have just finished it for the fourth time and I cry every single time. She has anorexia and Alfie is there for her 100%. I bet it is her father who made her like that. She needed attention but she still needs it, even after he left

  • Niamh Osborne , age 9

    Hi,how do u do it Cathy! I absolutely love your books especially this one

  • Jenny, age 16

    I am yet to find a book that sits so deeply in heart. I first read this book when it came out and then kind of forgot about it. This year however, its become evident to me that I in fact suffer from EDNOS (starving coupled with binging in my case) and this book has allowed me to relate to summer. read back and see how it changed her life and where I can change to get better.
    Thank you Cathy

  • Rainy, age 18

    I love this book so much,i really want to read the next book.#addictedtoit!
    I can relate to this book as I am pretty much a perfectionst, it is so realistic!Cathy Cassidy can you write more books about the chocolate box girls! Please! What about you write from the parents point of view?

  • Linda Baby, age 11

    I just loved this book!

  • Alice , age 12

    Love this book!

  • Sophie , age 14

    This is my absolute fave Cathy Cassidy book, and one of my fave all time books as well. The first time I read this book I couldn't put it down! Maybe because it sorts realate said to me, I've been dancing for 8 years and dancing is my life, even though I only take one class a week so far ( Jazz dance, and I hope to take more next year). As soon as I finished this book I picked it back up and started reading it again, and again, until I had memorised many phrases, quotes and opening sentences. This was my inspiration for dancing, and probably saved me from an eating disorder, and made me better and more determined that I've ever been. I would love for you to write more books based around dance, and I'm sure summer has inspired many girls like me, and even those who don't dance, it has helped me achieve my dreams of becoming an okay dancer!! Thanks so much Cathy, and I would LOVE it If you could write som more books around dancing!
    Sophie xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Hayley , age 11

    I love this book as I can relate to it( I love to dance!!!) and I have learnt about anorexia and its dangers

  • Anonymous commenter

    This book is awesome and my favourite book :)

  • Dominika, age 11

    I really enjoyed this book it has so many amazing twists and character development it was awesome! I can relate to Summer because I am a perfectionist and i like to impress.It was amazing to meet you Cathy keep writing awesome books!

  • Alara, age 12

    This is such an amazingly written book and I just love it, it's made me smile and cry. Summer is such a deeply thought through character and I expect that it took a lot of time to make the story... I love the way you draw me into your books and it's like I'm right there with Summer.
    Lots of love,
    Alara x

  • Anonymous commenter

    This book is like AMAZING!!! Like really. Man its amazing. I couldn't put it down!
    Even when I was eating I was like: Gotta read more pages. I was sooo excited when I got the book!! I mean, wow! Really! This book (plus the others) is like amazing! Wow, I've said amazing alot haven't I? Really. Woooow!

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