Sing If You Can’t Dance
An entirely original and much needed authentic perspective from a teenager coming to terms with her disability as she’s coming of age.
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Ven has her future all planned out. Her dance group is going places and so is she . . . Then she collapses. On stage.
In hospital, Ven discovers that she has a medical condition – one that threatens to ruin everything. No more dancing . . . walking is challenging enough. But she doesn’t want your pity. Ven is determined to have a big, exciting life. Sure, her future might be different, but it’s not over . . . Because if you can’t dance, you can always sing!
Refreshing, uplifting and original, Sing if you Can’t Dance is the unforgettable story of a teenager living life on her own terms.
This book and its narrator are outspoken, determined, angry and hopeful.
I've never read a book like this before. I'm obsessed with Ven and you will be too.
Soars with hope and heart.
A beautiful and unusual book with bags of heart.
Without minimising her pain and limitations, Casale has written a flawed and fascinating heroine who is far more than her disability.
Stays with you long after the final page... This is a novel that doesn’t sugarcoat what it’s like to live with a chronic condition – it’s authentic, relatable and full of a whole spectrum of emotions. If you’re looking for a hopeful book that combines music, friendship and young love, with the ups-and-downs of coming to terms with a disability, this is it.
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