I received a copy of this book for review from NetGalley.
This book is written by Jennifer Longo and published by Random House Children’s.
She had a plan. It went south.
Harper is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to.
Harper is a Scott. She’s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing to the South Pole. So when Harper’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting—apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart.
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This was so much fun to read. I really enjoy reading about ballet, since I never did it. It’s always fascinating to read about what goes on. As far as I know, this is very realistic. I don’t know a lot about ballet, but it does seem realistic.
Harper was a very back and forth character. There were moments when she was fun to read about, but there were others when I just wanted to smack her. She gets really whiny in the parts that take place in Antarctica. She isn’t as whiny in San Francisco.
It was a little confusing trying to understand how Harper ended up in Antarctica. We don’t find out for a long time. This story is written with a split timeline. We follow her in Antarctica and also in San Francisco leading up to going to Antarctica.
I loved how the relationship between Harper and Kate, her best friend, was super relatable. They weren’t perfect and they definitely had their fights.
Overall it was a super fun book to read. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. It was written very well and I cannot wait to find more books from this author.
I was a bit suspiscious of Aiden the whole time. He was definitely too good to be true. But there was no excuse for asking a girl to travel with you and then leaving. That was a bitch move.
Owen was so cute though. I was so worried about him. He was so nice to Harper, even when she left. He emailed her and tried to keep in contact. He also waited for her(don’t we all want a guy like that?).