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    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format arrive for class they are simply there occupying the studio, no introduction or grande entrance Luis just says, Come in, come in, to the barre, sweatshirts off, please, let s see what we have here He says ballet is the most royal of dance In a black T shirt and tights his body looks royal, exquisite Lean, carved muscles look powerful as coiled rope, still, waiting to whip into action Hers too They make me think of high class horses FROM THE BOOK."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 215 pages
  • According to Kit
  • Eugenie Doyle
  • English
  • 07 September 2019
  • 159078474X

10 thoughts on “According to Kit

  1. Sheila Welch Sheila Welch says:

    In ACCORDING TO KIT, the main character lives on a Vermont farm and longs to be a dancer Obviously, most teenaged readers will not share Kit s experiences She shows 4H calves, has seen chickens that have been killed by a fox, and helps milk cows She also has three dance classes a week at the nearby college with an attentive male instructor Yet, it seems to me that Kit s story has a universal appeal and reflects aspects of the lives of many young women She s struggling to become her own pers In ACCORDING TO KIT, the main character lives on a Vermont farm and longs to be a dancer Obviously, most teenaged readers will not share Kit s experiences She shows 4H calves, has seen chickens that have been killed by a fox, and helps milk cows She also has three dance classes a week at the nearby college with an attentive male instructor Yet, it seems to me that Kit s story has a universal appeal and reflects aspects of the lives of many young women She s struggling to become her own person and feels underappreciated and misunderstood by her family and even her best friend She s particularly alienated from her mother While being home schooled on a farm creates its own physical distance, Kit s internal sense of isolation is familiar to many kids her age Although Kit is only fifteen years old, her first person narrative is beautifully written and rings true The details of farm life both the hardship and the beauty are perfectly portrayed Kit thinks about the farm related accidental death of her half brother but also recalls wanting to savor forever the scent of freshly mown hay Dance represents all those things that are missing in her farm life artistic expression, worldliness, and belonging to a community of creative soul mates These things are absent in her mother s life as well Kit s feelings toward her mother are complicated and their conversations are realistic All of the characters in Kit s family are fully developed, and readers will feel the love and connection that Kit has for them even as she tries to leave them behind There are some lovely, poignant scenes in this story but no sentimentality.Several other reviewers have mentioned the relationship between Kit and Luis, the dance teacher who is standing in for the beloved older woman instructor who s struggling with MS Personally, I felt this was handled very well with just enough foreshadowing to prepare readers for the scene during the trip to Canada Kit s reaction and later reflection on the incident give a good indication of the level of self awareness that she s developed during the course of her unique story I highly recommend ACCORDING TO KIT


  2. Cindy Hudson Cindy Hudson says:

    Kit can t believe her mother would force her to stay home and be homeschooled just because a classmate at her high school pulled a knife on another student She doesn t want to stay home and spend eventime helping take care of the dairy farm she lives on with her mother, father and grandfather And when homeschooling turns out to be not much schooling, since no one actually has time to spare to work with Kit on lessons, she ends up on her own a lot of the time.But at least Kit can lose her Kit can t believe her mother would force her to stay home and be homeschooled just because a classmate at her high school pulled a knife on another student She doesn t want to stay home and spend eventime helping take care of the dairy farm she lives on with her mother, father and grandfather And when homeschooling turns out to be not much schooling, since no one actually has time to spare to work with Kit on lessons, she ends up on her own a lot of the time.But at least Kit can lose herself in her ballet lessons she takes at the local college that is until her beloved teacher Ursula becomes sick and can no longer teach Graduate students pick up the slack, but it s not nearly as fulfilling for Kit as Ursula s classes were When Luis arrives with his wife and baby to take over the class, Kit is enthralled by his attention to her Luis sees her potential and encourages her to audition for a prestigious art school in Montreal, Canada, a long drive and a world away from her Vermont farm.Predictably, Kit s mother says no, but Kit is full of newfound confidence and a desire to dance Plus, she wants to live up to Luis s expectations, and she can t let no be the answer.According to Kit by Eugenie Doyle highlights the complexities of the mother daughter relationship How much does a mother open up to reveal herself to her daughter What dreams for her future does a daughter share with her mother When the two have different visions for the daughter s life, how can they reconcile their conflicting desires for what s best According to Kit also juxtaposes two very different pursuits farming and ballet and manages to show the rewards and challenges of both It shows Kit s longing for a mother who will talk to her and share her emotions, not hold everything inside as she carries with her a long ago personal tragedy There s lots to discuss here for mother and daughters Despite one scene near the end of the book where Luis aggressively comes onto Kit sexually, a scene that seems out of place and under addressed for its impact, I recommend it for mother daughter book clubs with girls 14 and up


  3. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToo.comKit has lived her entire life on a Vermont dairy farm Her life is one constant routine It starts with the morning milking and chores and ends with the same at night The only variety is her dancing.Things change a bit the fall she turns fifteen When a crazy kid in her high school science class takes out a knife and cuts another student, Kit s mother decides she s had it with public education She pulls Kit from the high school an Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToo.comKit has lived her entire life on a Vermont dairy farm Her life is one constant routine It starts with the morning milking and chores and ends with the same at night The only variety is her dancing.Things change a bit the fall she turns fifteen When a crazy kid in her high school science class takes out a knife and cuts another student, Kit s mother decides she s had it with public education She pulls Kit from the high school and tells her she will be homeschooling from now on But homeschooling for the daughter of busy farmers turns into Kit taking care of her own learning.At first it seems like fun, but things get boring pretty quickly Math means helping her mother with the farm accounting, science is helping with the chores and milking and listening to her father s schemes to increase revenue for the farm She reads a lot and decides to keep working on the research she started at school for a project about bats that fascinates her Physical education is, of course, her dance classes One benefit of the homeschooling deal with her mother is that her dance classes increase to three times a week.Being around her parents 24 7 doesn t always bring out the best in everyone Kit is fairly certain that her mother tries to be as mean as possible by complaining and finding fault in everything Her father attempts to calm the waters between mother and daughter, but often the only escape Kit can find is heading down to her grandfather s trailer or going up into the haymow to dance away the stress.ACCORDING TO KIT by Eugenie Doyle is the story of one year in the life of a young girl whose dreams of an exciting future don t fit with her dairy farm lifestyle As her day to day story unfolds, readers get to know Kit and will admire her determination to make her dreams of dancing as important to her mother as they are to her


  4. Carol Carol says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Lovely novel, lyrical writing, great insights, memorable, well drawn characters and one flaw that ruins the novel for me SPOILER ALERT An adult male teacher makes the moves on a 15 yr old student She comes to her senses and they both suffer a certain consequence, which she considers punishment enough for him Oh, wrong YA readers, teen girls, adult women, all should refuse to let a guy get away with it Kit, our young heroine, tells her readers, I don t exactly blame him and I don t Lovely novel, lyrical writing, great insights, memorable, well drawn characters and one flaw that ruins the novel for me SPOILER ALERT An adult male teacher makes the moves on a 15 yr old student She comes to her senses and they both suffer a certain consequence, which she considers punishment enough for him Oh, wrong YA readers, teen girls, adult women, all should refuse to let a guy get away with it Kit, our young heroine, tells her readers, I don t exactly blame him and I don t exactly blame myself and I don t want anytrouble More is expected, morally, behavior wise, professionally, of an adult an inexperienced, naive girl under our legal system is not held culpable if someone tries to seduce her the seducer is punishable under the law This novel is literary a good thing but a little slow paced, with an ending that didn t ring true for me, though I wouldn t knock off a star for that This business of letting the rat fink keep his secrets intact just sent me over the edge Kit, turn him in Readers, don t follow her example Comment 1 Permalink Most recent comment Jul 23, 2010 11 36 PM PDT


  5. Jerome Parisse Jerome Parisse says:

    Kit loves to dance But she lives on a farm in Vermont with her mom and dad and it is winter cold, snowy, and sad like the heart of Kit s mother Kit s life is simple, almost boring and revolves around farming and homeschooling, a decision from her mom Kit escapes her world through dancing The arrival of Luis and Clara, professional dancers who will serve as substitutes for a sick teacher at the studio, transforms her life, fills her with hope, and lets her see what her future could look lik Kit loves to dance But she lives on a farm in Vermont with her mom and dad and it is winter cold, snowy, and sad like the heart of Kit s mother Kit s life is simple, almost boring and revolves around farming and homeschooling, a decision from her mom Kit escapes her world through dancing The arrival of Luis and Clara, professional dancers who will serve as substitutes for a sick teacher at the studio, transforms her life, fills her with hope, and lets her see what her future could look like But things seldom unfold as planned, and Kit will experience exactly this.Eugenie Doyle has written a beautiful coming of age story with believable characters and vivid pictures of the Vermont winter The life on a farm feelsreal than real, and Kit s young eyes are a fantastic tool used to see the world around her Her family, her friends, her dance teachers, all are analysed and described in the simplest way, though perfectly The story is clearly structured, the plot is good, and the resolution is satisfactory I just wish the story s pace was not quite as slow, but once again, it s probably just me and my love of fast stories that influence this judgement A good read


  6. Katherine Katherine says:

    This book opens wonderfully, with a strong protagonist and a good supporting cast Doyle seems to do an excellent job of inhabiting the world of the characters, and that world is very well fleshed out I also appreciate that there were several points at which she could ve taken a conventional route to ending the novel but she chose not to Doyle also does an excellent job creating a believable world She avoids cliches, but she manages to bring in aspects of life that resonate with the readers a This book opens wonderfully, with a strong protagonist and a good supporting cast Doyle seems to do an excellent job of inhabiting the world of the characters, and that world is very well fleshed out I also appreciate that there were several points at which she could ve taken a conventional route to ending the novel but she chose not to Doyle also does an excellent job creating a believable world She avoids cliches, but she manages to bring in aspects of life that resonate with the readers and thus is still able to draw them in.That said, the ending of this book really struggles There are too many things happening at once especially considering the slower pace of the earlier chapters , and there seem to be several different threads that are never quite tied up They wouldn t necessarily have to be tied up in a traditional, formulaic way, but most of them aren t even addressed It certainly didn t ruin the book for me, but I wasn t satisfied by the ending


  7. Shelby Miller Shelby Miller says:

    Spoilers The storyline started out slow with a lot of talk of the chores she does on the farm It got better though when she started taking ballet from Luis and Clara and understanding the families pain from Timmy s death Although, I was skeptical about her increasing relationship with Luis because this is not the first book about ballet that the main character hooked up with and or was in love with an older married man that I have read I hate these books Well I was right It was uncomf Spoilers The storyline started out slow with a lot of talk of the chores she does on the farm It got better though when she started taking ballet from Luis and Clara and understanding the families pain from Timmy s death Although, I was skeptical about her increasing relationship with Luis because this is not the first book about ballet that the main character hooked up with and or was in love with an older married man that I have read I hate these books Well I was right It was uncomfortable to read and I still don t understand why Luis did that in first place Marriage problems Secret pedophile I don t know I gave this 3 stars because I admired Kit s need for dance and how she fought her way to the audition only to end disastrously but it was uncomfortable to read it and frankly her relationship with Luis just made me mad


  8. Bethany Bethany says:

    Kit is a fifteen year old dancer who lives on a farm with her Mother, Father and Grandfather She loves dance and has to find a way to follow her dreams.


  9. Laurie Logsdon Laurie Logsdon says:

    Diary format, but limited audience ballet farm home school setting.


  10. Joanna Joanna says:

    Coming of age of a young ballet dancer cow milker Quite fun to come across some Vermont specific details here and there.


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According to Kit❮Reading❯ ➽ According to Kit ➶ Author Eugenie Doyle – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk If it s not one thing, it s a mother Kit s life is simple farmwork, school, and dance until her beloved dance teacher, Ursula, gets sick and her mother decides to homeschool Kit because of an incident If it s not one thing, it s a mother Kit s life is simple farmwork, school, and dance until her beloved dance teacher, Ursula, gets sick and her mother decides to homeschool Kit because of an incident at school Kit doesn t know how she can possibly deal with her mother, the Lady of Sorrows, and she can t stand not dancing The senior students take over giving lessons at the dance studio, giving Kit some respite from her daily struggles with her mother The arrival of According to MOBI :Ê Luis and Clara, professional dancers who will serve as substitutes at the studio, transforms her days and gives her hope Luis is gorgeous, a brilliant teacher and dancer, and very supportive of Kit, even encouraging her to apply to a special dance school in Montreal and volunteering to take her to the competition and personally introduce her to the director And that is when Kit s life gets complicatedFinally The subs are here Luis and Clara Coll and baby Lola When we arrive for class they are simply there occupying the studio, no introduction or grande entrance Luis just says, Come in, come in, to the barre, sweatshirts off, please, let s see what we have here He says ballet is the most royal of dance In a black T shirt and tights his body looks royal, exquisite Lean, carved muscles look powerful as coiled rope, still, waiting to whip into action Hers too They make me think of high class horses FROM THE BOOK.


About the Author: Eugenie Doyle

Eugenie Doyle is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program She has published short stories for adults in various literary journals Six months of the year, she, her husband, her twin sons, and her daughter farm acres, growing mostly hay but also raspberries, strawberries, and garlic She writes for six months a year, and farms the other six months Ms Doyle presents life on a small farm clearly and compellingly, revealing its inherent beauty and worth.