I confess that I don’t read many books from the young adult genre and, if I do, it is usually a fantasy book that happens to be young adult. It really has to do with all the angst that can come from that genre, sometimes I just can’t take it seriously. With that said, this book, Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon, caught my eye because it is about finding oneself, understanding love, and dancing. Definitely sounds like both an interesting and possibly swoony read. Perfect for lazy summer days and I wanted to share this book with you. Keep on scrolling for details ↓.
Synopsis and Details:
Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.
As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything–including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he’s only just met.
Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it’s that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance | Release Date: June 03, 2021 | Publisher: Penguin/Delacorte Press | Length: 304 pages | ISBN: 978-1524718961 | ASIN: B08LP93HVW | Formats Available: Ebook, Hardcover, Audiobook