Dancing on the Edge Author:Han Nolan Miracle McCloy is the child of a talented dancer, who died in childbirth, and a brilliant, reclusive novelist. Raised by her grandmother Gigi, a psychic, Miracle becomes a dancer herself, and a loner who believes in mystical spirits and auras. Then her father disappears. When no one can give an explanation, or even a version of the truth, Miracl... more »e becomes obsessed with contacting him and bringing him back. As she loses herself in her quest, she loses her self and, in a last, desperate attempt, sends her life up in flames. In the page-turning tradition of best-selling novels I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and The Bell Jar, Dancing on the Edge gives readers a story and a heroine they will never forget. "Nolan dives into the mind of an emotionally disturbed girl in an intense, exceptionally well-written novelThe shadows of truth, suffering, self-expression, and repression are examined without psychobabble in this sad, funny, and tender story." Kirkus Reviews, pointer review "Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl's mind and making them care deeply about her chances for the future." School Library Journal, starred review« less
ISBN-13: 9780756950354 ISBN-10: 075695035X Pages:244 Reading Level: Young Adult Rating:
I loved this book and bought several copies for my nieces. It is a coming of age story about a young girl living in a dysfunctional family. Slowly all the things that she thought were "truth", were not, including the circumstance surrounding her mother's death and her birth. This is a story about strength , determination and listening to one's heart. I highly recommend it!