Review: Flirty Dancing* | Jenny McLachlan

Flirty Dancing | Jenny McLachlan
Published: 3rd July 2014 by Bloomsbury
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A while back I went to an event at Bloomsbury publishing where I had the delight of meeting Jenny McLachlan; after hearing her talk about the Ladybirds series I couldn't wait to read them... so on the train home, my best friend Emily and I sat next to each other laughing to ourselves at Jenny's witty and uplifting book!

Flirty Dancing follows our protagonist Bea as she faces boy troubles, friend troubles and general life troubles, all the while trying to compete in a prominent television dance series. This book, along with Love Bomb (which I finished within the next few days) had me transported back to being 13 and I was not complaining! I remember feeling all of the emotions Bea feels and her character really made me realise it wasn't just me who thought I was an alien growing up- I just wish I'd known that when I was going into secondary school!

I adored the humour so much in these books, its very rare that I laugh out loud at a book but I was chuckling all throughout this... the people on the train loved me! 

All the characters in Flirty Dancing remind you of somebody you know/knew at school which makes it very relatable. Although this book is mostly aimed at younger children, I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to have a blast from the past, remembering their mortifying childhood moments but realising that they're not the only one who felt a little out of place.

Jenny's writing is witty, heartwarming, romantic and just thoroughly enjoyable throughout so be sure to check out The Ladybird Series

*I received this book for review from Bloomsbury. All views and opinions are my own*