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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
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Washington Irving
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The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
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Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
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Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
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Off Pointe

Off Pointe - Leanne Lieberman Firstreads giveaway through Goodreads. Thank you very much.

Delightful, tightly written little book about teenaged dancers facing their fears and expanding their lives. I too dreamed of becoming a ballerina, though due to health problems switched to singing and theater when I was 12. I've had the good fortune to be able to perform as a professional actress, though never as a ballerina. This book captures the heart of a young performer, and an introvert. I remember well the shear terror of going to a sleep away camp at around 8 or 9 yo. Meg is older, but the emotions are well portrayed here. The book is short, but the point is made succinctly. It doesn't need more.