Did anyone else read the Drina series whilst growing up? The stories were all about Drina and her friends as she attempts to become a ballerina and I simply adored them. I read them so many times that Drina came to feel like a friend rather than a fictional character. I recently found my copies at my parents house and was interested to see whether they had stood the test of time. Whilst coming off as a bit dated (this one was originally published in 1959) I was surprised that it was still an enjoyable read. The characters were all strongly developed and the book wasn't as fluffy and light as I had remembered.