Just Dance

Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan is very likely to become a classic. It’s the story of Sophie Bloom, who lives with her parents and brother Nate on a farm in Wyoming. It takes place over a summer when Sophie starts to question whether her mother made the right decision when she left behind her opera career and married her father. Her mother still sings, to the delight of her family, friends and various animals. The book is a coming of age story with realistic and wise adults and children to round out the subplots that all tie up neatly at the end. There are examples of very good writing of both prose and poetry. You will not want the book to end.