Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil–sisters by adoption–vow to make their name famous in the history books.
Pauline’s an actress.
Petrova loves anything with an engine.
Posy loves to dance.
Still, putting yourself in a history book isn’t exactly easy…
Sweet, very sweet.
I watched the movie a year or so ago, and then only recently found out there is a book. I loved the movie, so I thought, well, I’ll read the book.
I really enjoyed it. It’s written more classic style, so it’s not a read you’d call, “fun” or “exciting.” If you’re looking for an adventure novel, this is not it. But its enjoyable, happy, with three extremely lovable girls.
I don’t get the title at all. The ballet shoes really were dwelled on for one paragraph. It wasn’t about ballet at all. They spent more time acting than dancing. A title like “Theatre Curtains” would have fit better, however, that’s not very poetic.
I love theatres and the thought of doing all the things these children do. The book automatically appeals to me. I read over half in one afternoon, because it was just such a good read. I might even read it again some day. I don’t know. It was cute. The girls are realistic. They have faults, they squabble, and they all really love their sisters, even if they do give Posy curry for having her feet admired by the head dancer. It was published in 1936. And it’s still relatable today. People don’t change much over time.
However, writing styles do change. It’s not my favourite style to read. It doesn’t even have a main character. The title gives you the impression it’s about Posy, the dancer. The ending gives you the impression its about Petrova. And all the way through, it loves to talk about Pauline. It’s really quite even. I like a first person book. This wasn’t it. But I still like it.
The ending got me in the movie, and it gets me in the book, too. It’s just such an anticlimax. I won’t spoil it, but I was so disappointed. After all that happened…. It was unsatisfactory, and unrealistic. But sweet. And a little bit sad…
Perhaps this book appeals to me by the way the three girls are always so concerned with money. I guess it reminds me of myself and my “over-developed sense of stinginess”. But I can identify with them. And that I love.
Yes, it’s a good book. It’s definitely worth taking the time to read.