If this were a movie, you'd open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world. Everything would be in black and white, except maybe for the girl in pink polka-dot tights, and this really great music would start to swell in the background. All of a sudden, you wouldn't be able to help it -- you'd be a part of the story, you'd be totally sucked in. You'd be in this place, filled with big lies, mysterious secrets, and a tween girl turned sleuth....
Zoom in on thirteen-year-old Dani Callanzano. It's the summer before eighth grade, and Dani is stuck in her nothing-ever-happens town with only her favorite noir mysteries at the Little Art movie theater to keep her company.
But one day, a real-life mystery begins to unravel -- at the Little Art! And it all has something to do with a girl in polka-dot tights.... Armed with a vivid imagination, a flair for the dramatic, and her knowledge of all things Rita Hayworth, Dani sets out to solve the mystery, and she learns more about herself than she ever though she could.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lindap69 - LibraryThing
I liked Dani's passion for old movies and old movie stars as well as her flair for the dramatic. She is dealing with issues, growing and changing but refreshingly lacking in the heavy angst of teen novels. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing
Thirteen-year-old Dani has an awful summer ahead of her. Not only is she dealing with her parents' divorce, but her best friend has moved away and isn't calling her. The only good thing about this ... Read full review
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