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When Cassie comes to Vancouver from Australia for an intensive summer program at a prestigious ballet school, she finds it hard to fit in. A clique of girls who have been at the school a long time don't want the newcomers to get any attention. At first Cassie tries to go along to get along, but when she realizes that some of the visiting summer students are being bullied and threatened, and that she herself is being sabotaged, she finally speaks out--and finds out how far some girls will go to succeed.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, c2013.
ISBN: 9781459803824
Characteristics: 137 p. ;,19 cm.


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Nov 01, 2015

Fourteen year old Cassie travels from Australia to a summer ballet program in Canada. The plot moves quickly, and glosses over a lot of details. There could have been a lot more description about the day to day life of ballerinas in a prestigious ballet academy. There are nice moments in the book where the dancers bond over how much they love dancing and how important it is to them. Too many books and movies about ballet employ the cliché that every group of aspiring ballerinas includes mean girls out to sabotage one another, and the plot of this book is entirely built around that tired idea.

Apr 30, 2014

Fairly good story about young ladies and bullying . Could have had a better more concise ending though.

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