No One's Watching
At summer dance camp, the romance of Swan Lake collides with the raw energy of Riverdance as fourteen-year-old Kitri falls hard for all things Irish. Especially her crush-turned-partner Blake.
Although she’s expected to follow in her mom’s and grandma’s turned-out footsteps - dance in a ballet company and teach at the family dance school - Kitri can’t help exploring this forbidden dance form. Why is her mom so hostile about Irish dance?
For the end-of-summer dance camp performance, Kitri and Blake are chosen to perform Irish dance, and the stress of defying her mom becomes unbearable. When her arch rival is injured, Kitri is offered the coveted ballet piece in place of Irish dance. Will she destroy her mom’s hopes or tie a Celtic knot to her new passion, suffer the fallout, and hang on?
Ask your local bookstore and library to carry No One's Watching!
World Champion Kelsey O'Connor at the McGrath Feis holding her copy of No One's Watching!
Dancer at the Nation's Capital Feis with the perfect T-shirt. She'd already read the book and loved it!
At my vendor table at the Nation's Capital Feis!
At the McGrath Feis!
4/5 STARS "... by using specific language and mannerisms, the author made both her male and female teen characters seem quite realistic... The author even threw in some comedic moments... Throw in a crush-worthy dance partner and an arch enemy dance rival and you have a cute, entertaining read for tweens and teens!
5 STARS "This book has a story within a story, which usually enjoy and this one is done well. There is some romance between Kitri and Blake, another dance student, but it's presented sweetly and pretty chastely, making this book appropriate for pretty much any age group. I would recommend this book to people that enjoy YA or dance stories. I don't know much about ballet or any type of dancing, but I quite enjoyed learning more about it while reading a good book." - April 25, 2014
BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW
5 STARS "Perfect, I love it" - April 13, 2014
"I finished the book on the car ride home. I have one word to describe it: BEAUTIFUL. Feel free to quote me." :) Noelle (a teen dancer/reader from the Nation's Capital Feis)
Review on page 9 of the August 2014 issue of Irish Dancing and Culture Magazine!
Irish Dancing and Culture spotlights No One's Watching on their Oct. 2014 cover as a giveaway!