By: Robyn Bavati
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780143569374


Adopted as babies by two different families, Simone and Hannah have never known they are identical twins. Simone has been raised as a dancer, but she hates performing. Hannah loves nothing more than dance, but her parents see it as just a hobby. When the two girls pirouette into each other's lives, they decide to swap places and make their dreams come true.

But how long can Simone and Hannah keep pretending? What will happen when the truth is revealed?


Fate or coincidence? A nurse in an orphanage in Brazil exchanges babies to ensure identical twins, Hannah and Simone, are both sent to Melbourne, Australia to increase their chances of meeting.

Fifteen years later a dance academy in Canberra held over the summer holidays the girls finally meet. The two girls both dance. Simone attends the Victorian College of the Arts and has always been a star, but is tired of the constant pushing by her mother and the stress involved. Hannah, on the other hand, loves dance but has only ever done it for fun and dreams of going further. Could they swap places?

What follows is a delightful story of growing up and finding your true identity. Young love, intrigue and real characters make this a fabulous read for 12+ girls

Who wouldn't want to experience life in someone else's shoes if given the opportunity?

This book was included in our February 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob