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Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Written by Cathy Cassidy

Part of the Chocolate Box Girls Series

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LoveReading View on Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Best-selling Cathy Cassidy's third story of the Chocolate Box Girls is as irresistible, insightful and captivating as its predecessors. Summer has always longed to be a professional dancer but when she doesn't make the grade for the Royal Ballet School she is sure that her dreams are over. When happier times come to the family and her chance of a big audition comes round again, Summer feels her dreams will be fulfilled. But there are complications and Summer finds nothing is quite as simple as she used to think it was. Cathy Cassidy has an unusual ability to get write under the skin of her teen heroines.

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream Synopsis

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?

This is the third must-have title in this gorgeous series from one of the UK's best-loved girls' authors, Cathy Cassidy. Each sister has a different story to tell - which one will be your favourite? Cathy Cassidy was recently voted Queen of Teen - beating Jacqueline Wilson and Louise Rennison to the throne.

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The Chocolate Box Girls series:

Cherry Crush

Marshmallow Skye

Summer's Dream

Coco Caramel

Sweet Honey

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series Cherry Crush.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Sidney Greenslade, age 11 - 'Cherry Crush is the gripping story of Cherry, a girl with a new life, new home, new sisters and a new, dangerous friendship – a fantastic read!' Read full review >
  • Ella, age 9 - 'Brilliant! The characters were great and it was really well written - I can't wait to read the rest of the series.' Read full review >
  • Rebekah, age 12 - 'I like this book a lot and it is one of the best books I've read in a long time.' Read full review >
  • Jenny Bridgeman, age 9 - 'I enjoyed the book so much I borrowed the next book 'Summer Dream' from the library.' Read full review >
  • Charlotte Rosevear, age 11 - 'I think that this book is amazing... I recommend this book to anyone.' Read full review >
  • Bethany Urquhart, age 8 - 'an exciting family adventure...The book has a cliff hanger end and makes you want to read the other books in the series.' Read full review >
  • Bella Perez, age 9 - 'I love that they have some recipes and a quiz at the back of the book.' Read full review >

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream Press Reviews

Praise for Cathy Cassidy:

'Touching, tender and unforgettable.' The Guardian

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ISBN: 9780141341552
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141341552
Publication date: 7th June 2012
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK's top-selling children's authors. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine named after Jacqueline Wilson. Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers in 2012. She has twice won the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award. Cathy lives in Merseyside with her husband, two dogs and a cat. Read more about the author here.   Photo credit: Louise Llewelyn

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