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!
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Miracle McCloy has always known that there was something different about her.Her late mother was a dancer,and her father is a brilliant novelist;just by being their daughter,she is special.Raised by her grandmother Gigi,a psychic,Miracle believes in mysical spirits and auras-in things no one can see.When Miracle'father "melts",dissapearing into thin air,she becomes obsessed with contacting him and bringing him back.The more she loses herself in her quest,the more she simply loses herself-and,in a last desprate attempt,sends her life up in flames.Miracle is unforgettable-and so is her story.
Dancing on the Edge is a very peculiar, quirky, funny, devistating, yet purely beautiful work of art. Weaving you into the life of a emotionally desturbed girl, who ultimately becomes her own heroine. Very descriptive and well written. You truely fall into love with the characters. Great read, definatly reccomend!
A young girl is able to confront her past and her future with a touch of fantasy and psychic ability
Awesome book, very good story line. Extremely creative, this author is a new favorite of mine. You will fall in love with the character.
national book award winner
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, Miracle 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."