Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

We rated this book:


I loved this book. It was an adventure of a young girl and her dream to become a star dancer. From war orphan at a very young age to a professional ballerina, Michaela’s story is very inspiring!

Michaela was born with a skin disease called vitiligo, making her a spotted child. Her mother and father were very kind and generous, but when she was very young they died. When she moved in with her uncle, she was disliked and ignored. Michaela was sent to an orphanage where she was treated badly again. Michaela faced many scary and tough challenges, but when she was told American families would be adopting her and the other girls and boys, her life started to change. She and her best friend were adopted by a very generous couple who had adopted other orphans before. She and her sister, Mia, now had the opportunity to do what they wanted to. With many years of practice, Michaela became a professional ballerina and an inspiration to many people including me and I would love to meet her in person.

I think this book deserves five stars. Anyone would enjoy reading this because it is a good story and Michaela inspires people to overcome their obstacles to follow their dreams.

Reviewed By:

Author Michaela DePrince and Elaine Deprince
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 14-Oct-2014
ISBN 9780385755115
Amazon Buy this Book
Issue March 2015
Category Young Adult


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina”