Find out more about Nicola Yoon’s new book Instructions for Dancing – and read the first 3 chapters!
More about the book!
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon is out now from Penguin Random House SA!
Nicola Yoon is the bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, a Michael L Printz Honor book and a National Book Award finalist.
About the book
This is not a love story … Until it is …
Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even donating her beloved romance novel collection to the local Little Free Library – a ‘give a book, take a book’ swop-box.
After swopping her collection and taking a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she receives a vision of how their romance began … and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually. For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love – that it doesn’t last.
As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X.
X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything – including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he’s only just met.
Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it’s that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?