(Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood


Under a Dancing Star

Laura Wood ë 3 free download Under a Dancing Star review ✓ 103 In grey 1930s England Bea has grown up kicking against the conventions of the time all the while knowing that she will one day have to marry someone her parents choose someone rich enough to keep the family estate alive But she longs for so much for adventure excitement travel and maybe even romanceWhen she gets the chance to spend the summer i. Wood evidently strives to emulate Shakespeare s acerbic wit but strays instead into the obnoxious and that s why Under a Dancing Star made me gag a littleThe plot is very much derivative of Much Ado About Nothing as opposed to using the source material as an inspiration Rather than infusing her prose with the themes or conflicts of the play Wood makes its ancestry abundantly clear the conseuence of which is that Under a Dancing Star reads like starstruck fanfiction Perhaps the Shakespearean parallels lured her into a false sense of security the gauzy characterization is heavily dependent on archetypes and the existing characters of Beatrice and Benedick which I must say maybe even denies Wood her imagination The novel itself is saturated with the suspicion that it was written with the view of satisfying Wood s enthusiasm for the play rather than crafting an original coming of age standalone Crucify meA key selling point of Much Ado About Nothing is of course the sharp tongued feisty yet caring and compassionate Beatrice Wood s retort is Bea a character who is evidently aspiring to a feminist icon A particularly irritating facet of the novel is that it is explicitly direct in its delineation of the moral orthodoxy of the time lacking the nuance that makes a compelling feminist novel As far as my parents are concerned daughters aren t terribly useful asset I m not supposed to go out into the world and actually do thingsThey d like me to be ornamental I m just too much for them Too big too loud too clever Such pretentious exposition affords a reader very little credit And let s not forget those subtle reminders of Bea s searing agency It s time to take my destiny into my own hands Her dialogue is contrived and her freuent outrageous sex references as a means to differentiate her from her peers are uite frankly wince inducingThe moral orthodoxy in uestion feels mysteriously archaic for the interwar period serving only to instigate the somewhat conventional narrative of feisty tomboy refuses to marry for moneysecurity She doesn t need rescuing It s also glaringly incongruous with the tone elsewhere Bea s parents and their agenda would fit seamlessly into a Victorian euivalent Come on it s time to break free of these static images of feminismRedeeming features there must be Wood s writing is lively and engaging though at times pretentious whilst her evocation of the Tuscan landscape is stunning Perhaps had the romance been compelling and less saccharine I may have enjoyed this But as it stands good guilty pleasure reading With thanks to Scholastic for the Advance Reader s Copy

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Laura Wood ë 3 free download Under a Dancing Star review ✓ 103 With their new friends gleefully setting the rules for their fling Bea and Ben can agree on one thing at least they absolutely positively will not cannot fall in loveA long hot summer of kisses and mischief unfolds but storm clouds are gathering across Europe and home is calling Every summer has to end but for Bea this might be just the beginni. It s no secret that I love Much Ado About Nothing Italy and books with artsy people This had all three of those plus an absolutely stunning cover and I really enjoyed this overall First off Bea and Ben is one of my OTPs and I loved this take on their relationship any form of fake dating can get it I also liked that this addressed some of what happened in 1933 but I think it remained too simplistic while trying to portray various points of view same as with Bea not adhering to the traditional image of femininity This wasn t perfect but it didn t need to be that for me to really dig this

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Laura Wood ë 3 free download Under a Dancing Star review ✓ 103 N Italy with her bohemian uncle and his fiancée a whole world is opened up to Bea a world that includes Ben a cocky young artist who just happens to be infuriatingly handsome too Sparks fly between the uick witted pair until one night under the stars a challenge is set can Bea and Ben put aside their teasing and have the perfect summer romance. Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood Disclaimer Laura is my pal But I made her be my friend because I m OBSESSED WITH HER BOOKS They re the perfect comfort reads which just speak to my soul This one is no exception a PREUEL to MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING set in THE THIRTIES in ITALY in an ARTIST S COMMUNE UM Excellent In every way I have so many thoughts about Ben and Bea and the misshapen way they fit together during the book and in the future I want a seuel obviously

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    (Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood Wood evidently strives to emulate Shakespeare’s acerbic wit but strays instead into the obnoxious and that’s why Under a Dancing Star made me gag a littleThe plot is very much derivative of Much Ado About Nothing as opposed to using the source material as an inspiration Rather than infusing her prose with the themes or confli

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    (Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood I loved this book It was so uniue It’s about a girl named Bea who lives in England and her parents ship her off to live with her uncle in Italy so she can become ladylike it’s set in the 1930’s In reality her uncle is engaged and his fiancé is friends with a bunch of painters and writers who also live with them Bea joins them and it’s basically a bunch of people living together and having a lot of fun There is romance obviously

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    (Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood I LOVED the Much Ado About Nothing film as a kid based of course off of the Shakespeare play This book takes on one of the character paths from this play and follows the story of Beatrice and Benedick who have a love hate relationship throughout the book Bea is a 17 year old girl sent to Italy by her parents to be watched over by

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    (Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood Another Laura Wood novel that did not disappoint This was just a pleasant surprise and I love every single bit of it Just like A Sky Painted Gold I think I can reread the novel over and over again’From today on Laura Wood is one of my auto buy authors

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    (Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood Laura Wood ë 3 free download read & download Under a Dancing Star A dreamy and romantic summer read with a little seriousness than I was expecting but that's certainly no criticism considering the time in which it is set Plus Much Ado is my favourite Shakespeare

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    (Under a Dancing Star) [PDF/EBOOK] ´ Laura Wood I am in head over heels in love with Laura Wood’s YA historical fiction Last year I fell in love with 1920s Cornwall in A SKY PAINTED GOLD and this year I was whisked away to sun swept Tuscany in the 1930sInspired by Much Ado Abou

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