For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet so she can begin her ballet dance career. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jes...more
Ever since I was a little girl, I looked upon ballet dancers, admiring them and dreaming about becoming a ballerina when I grow up. Their beauty and the way they could use their body in such a wonderful, almost unhuman way made me appreciate them ever since I remember.
Unfortunately, I grew up in town where there were no ballet classes and my dream about becoming a ballet dancer stayed just a dre ...more
Originally reviewed on The Hardcover Lover.
I don't think many of my readers may know this about me, but like Indigo, I once had dreams of being a ballerina with some of the best companies. Unfortunately for me, I was never able to attend any elite studios, and eventually my bullying teachers hurt me so emotionally that I quit. I stil ...more
Amazon Link--->> Wish (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)
~ 3.5 stars ~
Wish is the first book in Grier Cooper's Indigo Dreams Series. This is YA book about a 16 year old girl who has dreamt of going to New York to be a part of the New York School of Ballet and becoming a professional Ballerina. This is a coming of age book and a journey for Indigo as she finds the correct path to her dreams.
I don't know what I really expected when I chose ...more
I'm not a fan of ballet but I enjoyed reading this book. It has been a long time since I read YA. I think I'll start again. ;) It's quite interesting, full of angst, teenage drama, and in this case also some adult drama because of Indigo's mom.
Life in her family is not a good one. Her brothers and Indigo herself face their mother's moodiness every day. It is hard to tell what the next day will bring. She wants to leave home as soon as possible. Ballet ...more
I don't really know what to think of Wish. While I liked the story overall, I also had some problems with it. But let's start with the positive aspects. I loved that the dancing was such a big part of this book. I'm not a dancer myself but I've always ben fascinated with it and I really liked getting to know a little more about ballet.
Indigo was a great main character; she felt real and I liked hearing the story from her point of view. As alway ...more
I spent a good 7 years of my adolescence dancing. The performing, the athleticism, the costumes, the music- I loved it all. Though ballet wasn't my main focus, I took enough classes to appreciate the extreme talent and dedication it breeds, and how it becomes a lifestyle for many. My dance background, along with the stunningly gorgeous cover is what drew me to Wish, although aside from that I had no idea what to expect, having never read a dance based book. What Wish ...more
I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I jumped at the chance to read this because...ballet. I love ballet; I've been in classes since I was three. So a book about ballet would be combining my two favorite hobbies, and what could go wrong with that?
Not much, it seems, because this was a pretty darn good book. And the author definitely knows what she's doing when it comes to ballet; it feels authentic.
First, there ...more
Author Grier Cooper calls upon her personal experience as a ballerina to weave a beautiful story set in Darien, Connecticut, and told in the first person narrative by Indigo Roberts, as she struggles to pursue her life long dream of studying ballet with the New York School ...more
As main characters go, Indigo was enjoy ...more
Wish is a young adult contemporary novel about 15 year-old Indigo Stevens who is also a ballet student at Miss Roberta's ballet studio and is the first book in a new trilogy. I was immediately drawn into this book simply for the beauty and descriptions of ballet. Dancing is one thing that I always wish I had some level of talent in but never have. Not only are the depictions of dance bea ...more
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I feel like this book missed a lot of pieces. Like parts of it were cut out. It feels incomplete in a way. I can't really explain it. I wish I'd loved this more, but sadly, this book was only meh...
Wish is about Indigo, who's ballet classes with Miss Roberta offer her an escape from her crazy home life. This is the year she hopes to be accepted into the New York School of Ballet but first she has to prove she's ready. That means ignoring J ...more
Overall, this is a quick, easy to read book. Even though I gave it three stars, I think that people who are or know someone who is learning to deal with a loved one being an alcoholic and their recovery would enjoy this more. Especially if they are older teens, like the main character. It isn't something I have had to deal with thankfully, but even so, many of the emotions Indy experiences re ...more
Alcoholism is probably more prevalent in today's society, perhaps because it is now recognized as such a debilitating illness. Grier Cooper deals with the issue well, revealing ...more
This is the story of Indigo, a sixteen-year-old girl who dreams of being a ballet dancer. Having taken ballet lessons for years, she understands that it isn't something that will just happen without a lot of hard work. However, she is struggling at the present due to family circumstances. Wish tells her story, about the circumstances and decisions made that set her on the path to her future.
This was very well-wri ...more
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this book for an honest Review.
Indigo Stevens is a 16 year old girl that will make it far in the ballet world as she has a lot of talent. But her home life couldn't be much further from that if she tries. Haven got and alcoholic Mum and you never know what you can expect when you get home or wake up too. Her friends are all getting boyfriends and falling in love and eve ...more
The author skilfully involves the reader in Indigo’s life – you will get butterflies at Jesse’s attention, you will feel the frustration and hopelessness of Indigo’s attempts to re ...more
If you've just blazed through four seasons of Dance Academy and are looking to fill your fix, read WISH immediately.
Also, whoever did that cover is amazing. SO PRETTY. ...more
While the book focuses on a dancer and her goals, we are not forced to endure endless class descriptions, mean dance girls, mean dance moms, and so forth. A great read for a younger girl with ambitions. Warning: does discuss family alcoholism.
‚ÄúI give myself to the music. My lings sing feelings into shapes. My heart pumps a rhythm; I live for this. I love it. Live. Love. I feel so powerful, I ...more
Her work has been praised as “poignant and honest” wit ...more