Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dance in the Dark by Sophie Cleverly - OPTIONAL

Cleverly, Sophie Dance in the Dark (The Lost Twin #2), 320 pages.  Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, MAY 2018.  $8 (paper).  Language: PG (4 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger).

Twins Scarlet and Ivy Gray are both safely back in Rookwood School.  Now that the evil headmaster Mr. Bartholomew and the cruel Miss Fox are both gone, life is much simpler.  When the ballet teacher, Miss Finch, announces that the school ballet this year is going to be Sleeping Beauty, Scarlet can only see that she wants to be the titular character.  Ivy, though, is dealing with a bully and when Miss Finch goes missing, she gets only more upset and worried.  Something is still not right at Rookwood, but no one will listen to her.

Younger readers may enjoy this light mystery after having read the first in the series.  This one is not quite as tense and dangerous as the first, though.  I don’t see how this can go any further than the two.

EL – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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