“I want to stretch to the moon, Delia thought. Far, far away. Twelve-year-old Delia Ferri doesn't remember her mother or her family the way it used to be. All she knows is that her sister,
This is one of those books that I have checked out of the library multiple times and have read several times over. If I owned this book, it would be dog-eared and wrinkled with love.
I read this when I was… I would guess twelve or thirteen. Maybe fourteen, but that seems like a high guess. At that time, I had an infatuation with books about dancing or that included dancing. I liked them because I myself can’t dance, no matter how many times I get that in my head.
I found that I could relate to this in that I am close to my own sister.
One thing that I was incredulous about every time I read this book was how crazy and ridiculous the requests of Delia’s new ballet instructor, Madame Elanova, asks of her. Delia is like the blind servant of this woman. Madame tells her that she needs to lose weight. The entire time I’m thinking, “Come on! She’s pretty athletic, why would she need to lose weight?” But Delia does it any way.
This is a touching story about two sisters and their experiences in life both together and away from each other.
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