Off Pointe Leanne Lieberman

Book Details

ISBN: 9781459802803
Pub Date: September 1, 2014
Lexile Level: 6.0
Pages: 136
Price: $9.95

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When Meg’s summer ballet program is canceled and her ballet teacher suggests she attend Camp Dance to learn new dance styles, Meg is devastated. Worse still, her teacher thinks she lacks stage presence and needs to connect more with her audience. At camp, Meg struggles to learn contemporary dance. A girl named Logan, who is jealous of Meg’s ballet technique and her friendship with Nio, a cute contemporary dancer, makes Meg’s life even more difficult. When Meg, Nio and Logan have to work together to create a piece for the final show, arguments threaten to ruin their dance. Unless they are able to overcome their differences, Meg’s time at Camp Dance will have been a disaster from start to finish.

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2015 CCBC Best Books

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Reviews

"Fifteen-year-old Meg, a promising ballet dancer, has her life and summer plans thrown into chaos when her usual summer program is cancelled, and she has to go to a dance camp instead... Meg finds the new styles hard, and they're even harder when another dancer is outright hostile to her... This is a quick, easy, realistic read, ideal for reluctant readers interested in dance and a little romance."

Booklist — November 1, 2014

"Told from an easy-to-engage, first-person perspective...The journey may be bittersweet, but the message is one of hope and encouragement: no success without failure, no learning without doing, no joy without daring."

VOYA - October 1, 2014

"[V]ery entertaining"

LibraryThing Early Reviewers - September 3, 2014

"Sure to hit the mark with readers looking for an informed and genuine approach to ballet and growing one’s repertoire."

Resource Links - October 1, 2014

"Will appeal to dance fanatics."

Kirkus Reviews - August 15, 2014