the ladybirds

Review: Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan

Flirty Dancing
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flirty Dancing is a quick, fun read – made even more tempting by the fact that it was Apple’s (Free) book of the week on iBooks when I read it 😉

Bea Hogg is the shy schoolgirl, still dealing with the fallout of a friendship group explosion. When the dance competition Starwars comes to town, her best friend joins Pearl’s dance troupe (Pearl being her ex-best friend turned enemy). Bea’s nan suggests she learn to jive – with the school hottie, Ollie Matthews – who just so happens to be Pearl’s boyfriend.

Similar to Holly Bourne’s Normal series spends one book each focusing on one girl, Flirty Dancing is one of a quadrilogy – the other books focus on Kat, Betty and Pearl (“The Ladybirds”) who used to be friends but grew apart – I love these types of series and this is a really cool concept.

The characters were really well rounded and interesting – I loved Lulu (Bea’s dance teacher and Ollie’s sister), Nan and Emma (Bea’s little sister).

Overall, a fun read that doesn’t take itself too seriously – with a new, invigorating voice. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

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