Instructions for Dancing
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with a new and utterly unique romance.'An endearing, affecting portrayal of the journey of love. Everything Yoon touches turns to gold... this cinematic supernatural romance will be no exception' Booklist Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman - she's even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.When she's given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out - from the moment they first catch each other's eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love - that it doesn't last.But at the dance studio she meets X - tall, dreadlocked, fascinating - and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie's mind about love?'A story of love's unpredictability and the importance of perspective that unfolds with ease and heart' Publisher's Weekly'A remarkable, irresistible love story that will linger long after the reader turns the final page' Kirkus Praise for Nicola Yoon:'Gorgeous and lyrical' New York Times'Powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching' Jennifer Niven'This extraordinary first novel about love so strong it might kill us is too good to feel like a debut' Jodi Picoult
Penguin Random House Children's UK
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"Nicola Yoon has done it again!! I was not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster this took me on. I like how there’s an underlying theme that love is more than romantic/true love. Like her other works, I need this one to be a film asap; Evie and I are the same person, and I need to see my fictional twin on the big screen. "
"This book was a beautiful tearjerker. It supernaturally explored teen romance. I give this book 5/5 stars. However, it was a bit fast-paced, and events happened so fast that they were hard to comprehend. However, Yoon makes up for this with excellent dialogue, quotes, and a stellar storyline. This is yet another one of Yoon’s masterpieces. I recommend this as an excellent read. #teen_romance #powers #nicolayoon "