REVIEW À In and Out of Step


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REVIEW À In and Out of Step ☆ Think about the woman you’re becoming’ Leonie said trying to prevent Cassie’s flight from home and the problems there 'You could find yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire' Her past denied and dance championship dreams discarded Cassie Sleight leaves home In the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Keimera shThink about the woman you’re becoming’ Leonie said trying to prevent Cassie’s flight from home and the problems there 'You could find yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire' Her past denied and dance championship dreams discarded Cassie Sleight leaves home In the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Keimera she starts a career. I've returned to upgrade this review The impact of the story lingers like the aftertaste of an award winning wine of which I've been lucky to sample a few Another reason I upgraded this review is that I gave 'Across the Nightingale Floor' 3 stars and this novel is much richer than it hence the upgrade Also I think my initial 3 star rating was influenced by the fact that it was a woman's story yes I was a bit embarassed This novel was an out of character read for me My girlfriend asked me to read it She wanted me to understand what sexual harassment was like from the female perspective 'In and Out of Step' sure makes it clear I think men should read this novel especially football players and male teachers The HG and Roy parody is really good The school plot was riveting for me It's an honest account of what first year out female teachers experience my observations of what they go through The underlying explanation for why they are expected to put up with so much abuse was very interesting I can now see male school managers at my school are passive aggressive when dealing with women teachers experiencing classroom discipine problems From mate teachers elswhere this is wide spreadI got Jake's motivation and empathised with his situation That subplot makes a man thinkThis may seem like an odd comparison but Knight's style of writing reminds of Conn Iggulden in terms of creating a very real world He is my preferred writer

In and Out of StepThink about the woman you’re becoming’ Leonie said trying to prevent Cassie’s flight from home and the problems there 'You could find yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire' Her past denied and dance championship dreams discarded Cassie Sleight leaves home In the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Keimera she starts a career. I've returned to upgrade this review The impact of the story lingers like the aftertaste of an award winning wine of which I've been lucky to sample a few Another reason I upgraded this review is that I gave 'Across the Nightingale Floor' 3 stars and this novel is much richer than it hence the upgrade Also I think my initial 3 star rating was influenced by the fact that it was a woman's story yes I was a bit embarassed This novel was an out of character read for me My girlfriend asked me to read it She wanted me to understand what sexual harassment was like from the female perspective 'In and Out of Step' sure makes it clear I think men should read this novel especially football players and male teachers The HG and Roy parody is really good The school plot was riveting for me It's an honest account of what first year out female teachers experience my observations of what they go through The underlying explanation for why they are expected to put up with so much abuse was very interesting I can now see male school managers at my school are passive aggressive when dealing with women teachers experiencing classroom discipine problems From mate teachers elswhere this is wide spreadI got Jake's motivation and empathised with his situation That subplot makes a man thinkThis may seem like an odd comparison but Knight's style of writing reminds of Conn Iggulden in terms of creating a very real world He is my preferred writer

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In and Out of Step à T sort of woman does she become ‘In and Out of Step' looks at how the world a person lives in shapes that person for good and for bad It is a story about friendship and family belonging alienation sexual harassment and change The title alludes to the way Cassie Sleight uses dance as a way to interpret life and process her reactions to it. As my father says A bloody good read I'd add honest insightful clever very moving a range of emotions and witty Update 14 October '11Having given Marchetta's 'Jellicoe Road' 4 stars I needed to upgrade this novel It is superior depth and breadth of themes and characterisation Really beautiful writingIt has imprinted on my memory in a way that novels haven't for a while SUMMARY ß eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Christine M. Knight

Christine M. Knight ✓ 8 REVIEW

Christine M. Knight ✓ 8 REVIEW On the English staff of the local high school Exposure to Mark Talbut a man struggling to be modern yet threatened by power shifts in the workplace and in society causes Cassie to assess her reactions as a teacher and a woman As she does so the secrets of her past surface Will that past continue to choreograph Cassie’s present steps Wha. NOTE I upgraded the star rating from 4 to 5 stars on 6 October after having read other booksThis is an original and compelling story for sure The title is brilliant and works well on so many levels for the various characters' lives The world of Keimera emerges strongly as a real place with very real people living there I was impressed by the weaving of plot and subplots to form this crafted narrative I really like the way this world reflects the complexity of everyday people's lives rather than focusing on one aspect of a life It made perfect sense to me that Cassie could be a teacher by day but at heart a ballroom dancer Similarly Mavis and Kate with their day jobs versus their heart's true leanings I enjoyed the dimension that characters' lives had I loved the way dance formed the backbone of this story It was interesting how it informed Cassie's approach to life's challenges I loved the community dance scenes It was interesting to see how compatibility in partnerships was explored through dance I've decided to take dance lessons as a result of reading this novelThe school plot was fascinating It was a relief that this was not a formula story echoing 'To Sir with Love' or 'Dangerous Minds' etc The school plot I suspect is really an exposé on the underlying reasons for the breakdown in discipline in public schools as well as the decline in respect for women From my own student days I can see that this happened The double standard between what male teachers rejected and yet expected female teachers to endure was clear in my days too I just didn't think about it then The exploration of the culture that nurtures sexual harassment was riveting So too was escalation in events because the crossing of boundaries went unchecked Would a timely drawing of the line by male leaders have saved 'the women who cannot be named' from such pain 'In and Out of Step' better deserves the hype that was given to Helen Garner's 'First Stone' My favourite plot was the evolving love story and the exploration of how a heart can be divided between two people I've been torn that way myself but didn't understand it until Cassie gained insight into herself For this reason reading is so enriching Summing up this novel is extremely good I originally gave it 4 stars because it isn't always a cozy read due to some of the darker themes even though Knight provides many light moments though including humour to insulate the reader and to offset the darkness Ultimately the story is uplifting This is one of those novels you'll want to reread which I am now going to do having read a fewer lesser novels recently