Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream by Cathy Cassidy

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By Cathy Cassidy

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70 reviews

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.

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20 Oct 2020

I liked this book because there are loads of good characters and links to Cathy’s other books

02 Sep 2020

It was an amszing book and it really showed the struggle of anorexia as i think it would be.

14 Aug 2020

It is really good .I would like to recommend this to everyone.My favourite character is everyone especially Summer bacause she never give up he dream and the story ends in a happy ever after!

14 Jul 2020

so awesome

03 Jul 2020

I love this book

01 Jul 2020

When summer gets ill her dream of become a ballerina are snatched away from her, she gets an eating disorder while her mum is on her honeymoon. Her twin sister Skye has met finch and does not realise that her sister is so sick until it was too late, her eldest sister honey sets fire to the barn and summer inhales the smoke and is unconscious. My favourite character is cherry. I would recommend it to all Cathy Cassidy fans

29 Jun 2020

I think that this was a good book as it explores modern issues that children and young people face today. In my own words, it was a moving story about chasing your dreams but not going too far.

My favourite character was Alfie because he showed Summer where she had gone wrong and that your dreams are not as simple as they seem.

10 Jun 2020

I liked this book because Summer loves ballet and I do too. It is heart-breaking when she gets anorexia and can't go to the ballet boarding school she auditioned for.

19 Oct 2019

I thought it was sad because Summer went on a diet & didn't get a scholar ship. I liked Alfie Anderson

25 Jul 2019

This was an amazing book, perfect for girls that want to become professional ballet dancers. My favourite character is Summer as she would be a lot like me, I used to love ballet, but at the end of the book, she gets fed up and throws her dreams into the ocean (her ballet shoes). I would recommend this to 9-10 year olds who love ballet as it would be perfect to give inspiration to the.

24 Jul 2019

I loved this book as it was based on a real disease that many children suffer from.

17 Aug 2018

It's amazing, enjoyable and is fun to read.

06 Aug 2018

this is the best book ever i love Cathy Cassidy and her books.... its and emotional story a girl with a big ballet dream but before long she falls ill and her dreams start to go pear shaped!!!

30 Jun 2018

This book is amazing and I would read it if I was you

12 Feb 2018

Lovely book, full of happiness, tension and friendship.
I suggest all girls should read it!

28 Aug 2017

This book was amazing! If you love dance, this one is for you!

27 Aug 2017

Best book I have ever read in my life so far! Can't wait to read the others!

25 Aug 2017


25 Aug 2017

Because it is really exciting and ful of drama. Plus it is like dairy of a girl who loves ballet and it shows all the hardships she goes through.

22 Aug 2017

The best ever

18 Aug 2017

I have learnt believe in your dreams

09 Aug 2017

a heart breaking story about a girl pushes herself harder and harder to fulfil her ballet dream but cruelly cracks under pressure

05 Aug 2017

Summer has a everlasting dream to play part in ballet . Summer has a passion in dance but she's worry about her figure . So she eats vegetables and salad so she can have the right figure but her 3 sister start to notice !

05 Aug 2017

An amazing reading experience! Fab!!

31 Jul 2017

I cried because of what she was doing. Read it and be prepared to be amazed

30 Jul 2017

I haven't finished this book at the time I was writing this but I can tell I'll really enjoy reading it! I've already read one book in the series called Coco Caramel, which is about Coco - the youngest of the 5 sisters, and I really liked it. I'm looking for the other books in the series and hope to read all the sisters stories. The book are perfect for people who like to read books about drama and relate to the problems and mishaps the girls go through. The age range I would recommend for this book is 9-13 years.

25 Jul 2017

Really good

28 Jun 2017

I love this book is more about ballet and the Tanberry family.

15 May 2017

Very good book that touches on deep subjects.One of my favorite books!!!

12 Nov 2016

Tells you not to let a hobby ruin yourself

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