Dancing on the Edge

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Puffin Books, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 244 pages
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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 novel?The 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

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Nolan is a BRILLIANT writer. - Goodreads
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Full review to come after NaNoWriMo ends and I'm less insane. Read full review

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I loved this book especially for the stuff I was going to at the time. Reminded me we all have some serious issues. Read full review



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Han Nolan is the author of Send Me Down a Miracle, which was a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award, and If I Should Die Before I Wake. She lives with her family in Alabama.

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