Acquired via BookCrossing Nov 2010

The last of the books passed to me by a colleague for the BookCrossing Zone at the University, and quite a good one.  Avoiding too much War stuff, for once, this is the story of Harriet and her wish for a career in the ballet.  Like "Journey to the River Sea", we have a lot of the plot set in Manaus, which is lovely, although it is a fairly standard love story with a bit of romance for the teen readers, and as usual the author loves her principal characters too much – this should be shown rather than told!  A diverting and engaging read, anyway.