The Royal Ballet School Diaries is a book series written for adolescents aged 9–12 by Alexandra Moss. It is about a young girl named Ellie Brown, who has moved to Oxford from Chicago and learns about the prestigious Royal Ballet School and works hard by auditioning to get into the JAs (Junior Associates) Programs, which trains aspiring ballet dancers (girls and boys alike) to get ready for the Final Audition at the Royal Ballet School's Lower School for a spot to get in.
"This is a good book for middle school adolescents to read", says Find Articles.com.
"The Royal Ballet School Diaries jets to a spirited start with this tale of a 10-year-old who moves from Chicago to England with her widowed mother, who has taken a job as a professor at Oxford. Still, Moss's facility for characterization and dialogue and her plot's carefully measured emotion will likely make readers wish to tune in for another performance."
ELLIE BROWN : Ellie is the protagonist of the series, as she is recording the story with her diary. Ellie lost her father in a car accident when she was very young. She was "bitten" by the ballet bug when she was three years......