The Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Beautiful, golden-haired Summer has always dreamed of dancing. So when a place at her chosen ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts. Middle school ends and the holidays start – but unlike her sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and beach parties. The audition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control. But the more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she feels. Will she finally see that dreams come in all shapes and sizes?

  • The third book in Cathy Cassidy’s gorgeous series
  • Irresistible family fiction for fans of Hilary McKay
  • A compelling tale of finding your own happy medium
  • Summery and heartwarming but with important themes

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  • This book is amazing – it will make you laugh cry and smile! I would recommend it for age 10+ but if you are younger – have a go! Xx Cathy Cassidy never fails to impress me!

    30 April 2019

  • This book was amazing me and my sister both love it its definitely 5/5

    15 December 2014

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    this was the first cathy cassidy book i had read and i loved it

    17 March 2014

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    This book is absolutely amazing you have so got to read it! NOW

    9 March 2014

  • I personally think that this is a fabulous book explaining the life of summer. J think this is the second best book in the series. I recommend it.

    5 March 2014

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    Cathy Cassidy

    She’s been an art teacher, magazine editor and agony aunt but we like her best as a top-selling author. If you love books about family, friendship and chocolate, then look no further than Cathy!


    Cathy won the Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children’s Books for Scarlett in 2007, the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award in 2009 and the 2013 Doncaster Book Award for Summer’s Dream. She was also crowned Queen of Teen in 2010.

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