Ballet School Rumours (Amberwood Hall Ballet School Adventure Book 3) by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Maryn Belling
Many readers will discover Amberwod Hall’s students are like their own classmates despite the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean between the UK and the US. The universal languages of classical ballet and modern dance join characters across more than 200 years. With both age-appropriate social foibles (gossip, irritation with younger students) and desires for freedom, even boarding-school students experience natural consequences.
Parents, teachers, and caregivers will appreciate interwoven messages about work-ethic, teamwork, responsibility, kindness, honesty, and friendship. As the adage goes “when you spill tea, it stains you, too”.
Students will enjoy the escape to England with both real academic contexts and supernatural bonuses coinciding with the competitive ballet school environment. It’s an especially good selection for students who aren’t ready for the more mature content of Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars series but have outgrown My Sister the Vampire series.
New vocabulary opportunities for students fluent in US English are also present.
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