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Cherry Blossom Dreams

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Sometimes, something happens in your life that changes everything. When Sasha was six, her dad died suddenly and the world changed forever. Now she's twelve, it feels like things are changing all the time: her twin brother hardly talks to her any more, her mum's dating a teacher from school, her best friend Lily keeps going on about boys ... and Sasha doesn't feel ready fo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Sandra Deaconu
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Când i-am dat ratingul, mi-am imaginat că sunt un copil de vârsta celor din poveste, așa că am fost generoasă și i-am dat 4 steluțe. Mi-am adus aminte de gusturile mele pentru lectură din acea perioadă și sunt sigură că mi-ar fi plăcut. Nu a primit notă maximă pentru că aș fi vrut ca misterul legat de Casa Florilor să fie un pic mai complex. O recomand în special pentru 10-13 ani, dar poate fi citită la orice vârstă, ca aproape orice altă carte pentru copii, cu o limonadă asezonată cu nostalgie ...more
I think this is one of those books I would enjoyed a lot more when I was younger. The tone and themes of the book are very "coming of age", but more so for 12-15 year olds (and possibly younger). Main character Sasha is quite realistic in trying to find her place in the world through a crush on an older boy, the pressure to be "cool", the stress of keeping her mother's secret (that she's dating one of the teachers). Although I did find myself pretty frustrated with her at times, I feel like that ...more
Sophie Crane
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: women-in-h-f
I had never read one of the books written by Gwyneth Reese before this one, but after I read the first page I found it very difficult to put it down!
It is a lovely book and the feelings and thoughts that Sasha(the main character) goes through are easy to relate to.
The author really draws you in,and the ending left a smile on my face...
I would recommend it to 11,12 and 13 year old girls.
I am very happy with this book,it is one of my favourites.
Kathleen Dixon
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kathleen by: the Bookshop
Shelves: england, teen-reading
This is a nice story for kids from 10 to 14.

Sasha will soon be 13 and she's upset because everything seems to be changing. Her twin brother doesn't talk to her like he used to; their mother is dating one of the school teachers - they really like him, but all her previous relationships have ended badly; Sasha's best friend wants her to get involved with her with the popular girls at school, and Sasha just isn't into that scene .....

Sasha and her brother have also been going into Blos
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Cherry Blossom Dreams is a lovely and beautifully written coming of age for preteen girls, that will capture their imagination and sense of whimsy. Sasha is a realistic character that most of us could relate to at that age. The crush on the older and unobtainable boy, the peer pressure to grow up before we're ready and for those who have lost a parent. The twins both fear that her latest relationship will end in tears, after past tumultuous relationships left their mother confined to her room at ...more
Brit McCarthy
I had been in a bit of a reading and reviewing funk so when this turned up in the mail I couldn’t believe it. Publishers still wanted to send me books to review? Even when I hadn’t posted anything in ages? I wondered if Bloomsbury had made a mistake, but as I was at the end of Brisingr (by Christopher Paolini – yeah I’m still going with my Inheritance Cycle Series Binge Read) I put this one at the top of my pile. And then I read it in a weekend. So proud of myself! And here is the expected revie ...more
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16/20 - Une famille sympathique que l'on prend plaisir à connaitre et à voir évoluer !
Eve beinguniquebooks
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this book we meet Sasha who's mum is moving in her toyboy boyfriend who just happens to be a teacher at her school!

Her best friend is Lily, a girl who's brother Rafferty she has a crush on while she discovers that her brother Sean's best friend Zack is who actually like her!

As their strict grandma is set to come visit as she disapproves of their mother's actions and choices things are a bit tense especially as Sean's snake goes missing in Blosso
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Simple, yet sophisticated.

The title made me think of a dreamy book more than actually it is, but I enjoyed it anyway.

I think that if I'd read this book about an year ago I could like it more, yet I wasn't dissapointed.

It was a lovely book and it amused me that I found my friends and me in the characters. The resembles in the personalities were so strange and this made me to like this book more and more page by page.

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Lungu Eliza
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
o carte superba! :-) :-)
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it
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There's something about pre-teen characters that sometimes put me off. I think it's mostly because of the immaturity and overwhelming way they blow up every situation. But despite that, this book was one that drew attention to the reality of growing up and the pressure to grow up too quickly.

This book begun better than I expected. Sasha was more mature that I expected - always looking at things a bit more rationally and sensibly than a normal pre-teen character would. And I


Yolanda Sfetsos
I received this ARC from Bloomsbury Australia about a week ago and was intrigued by the blurb. I also love the bright cover, it's so pretty. Anyway, I picked it up on Friday and was pleasantly hooked right away!

Sasha is twelve and her life is changing in so many ways that she's finding it hard to keep up. Her mother is now engaged to one of her teachers--who also happens to be a younger man. Her best friend Lily is more concerned with clothes, boys and hanging out with popular girls-
Eugenia (Genie In A Book)
*This review also appears on my blog Genie In A Book*

Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Cherry Blossom Dreams is a light and fun read, which middle graders should enjoy. This is a book that for older readers, is easy to skim read - though there are still some lessons which everyone can take out. Sasha is dealing with the tween issues of family situation changes, friendships shifting and of course, crushes coming into the picture./>Thank
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sasha and her twin brother Sean are 12, almost 13. Their father died when Sasha was 6 and since then their mother has had a couple of unsuccessful relationships resulting in her suffering depression and their bossy Granny coming to the rescue. She is now dating Leo, a handsome young teacher from school, which is a huge secret. Sasha has a crush on Raffy, her best friend's older brother in Yr 10, who persuades her to let them hold a party at Blossom House, a vacant house Sasha's mother has been t ...more
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was surprisingly good i mean it sounded good but being 13 years of age a book aimed for girls 9 to 12 wouldn't normally entertain me that much but this did I read this in like a day
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It's not a style of story I read for myself (am not a fan of family dramas in any age range), but I can see a good number of my Y4-Y6 would enjoy it. It's nicely written, you can sympathise with the characters, and it's fun.
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