One Wrong Turn

Chenée Marrapodi

A contemporary Ballet Shoes set in an elite dance academy, this compelling coming-of-age novel is all about overcoming pressure, standing up for yourself and the joy of ballet! The perfect gift for all young dancers.
Amelia is a ballerina on the rise – she’s talented, dedicated and set to star in the lead role of the annual production. But when Valentina arrives from Italy and joins the ballet academy, the competition gets fierce.
Can Amelia outshine Valentina and keep her place in the spotlight?

‘One Wrong Turn by Chenée Marrapodi is a wonderfully engaging book — a page-turner in its suspenseful structure-presenting a range of teenage challenges with insight, understanding and wisdom.’

- Reading Time

‘The story of the girls struggling with their own desires to succeed, and their competing family expectations, is universal … I can absolutely recommend this book for readers aged 11-15.’

- Read Plus

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Chenée Marrapodi

Chenée Marrapodi is an Australian writer and podcaster. She has worked in media for many years, currently for Channel Nine News, and formerly as a reporter for Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, as well as online news and radio. Chenée’s love of words is rivalled only by her love of dance.

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