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The Resource Everywhere you want to be, Christina June

Everywhere you want to be, Christina June

Label
Everywhere you want to be
Title
Everywhere you want to be
Statement of responsibility
Christina June
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Matilda Castillo has always done what she was told, and as a result she watched her dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer slip away. So when Tilly gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer with a New York dance troupe, nothing can stop her from saying yes - not her mother, not her fears of the big city, and not the commitment she made to Georgetown. Tilly's mother allows her to go on two conditions: one, Tilly will regularly visit her abuela in New Jersey, and two, after the summer, she'll give up dancing and go off to college. Armed with her red vintage sunglasses and her pros and cons lists, Tilly strikes out, determined to turn a summer job into a career. Along the way she meets new friends ... and new enemies. Tilly isn't the only one desperate to dance, and fellow troupe member Sabrina Wolfrik intends to succeed at any cost. But despite dodging sabotage and blackmail attempts from Sabrina, Tilly can't help but fall in love with the city, especially since Paolo, a handsome musician from her past, is also calling New York home for the summer. As the weeks wind down and the competition with Sabrina heats up, Tilly's future is on the line. She must decide whether to follow her mother's path to Georgetown or leap into the unknown to pursue her own dreams
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Review
Gr 7 Up—Eighteen-year-old Matilda (Tilly) Castillo dreams of a future as a professional dancer, but her mom insists that she enroll in college. Her lifelong dream was almost destroyed a year prior from a slip on the ice; now, opportunity has knocked again in the form of an invitation to participate in a summer dance program in New York City. Tilly is allowed to go, provided that she enrolls in college and makes the deposit, which she does—with a one-year deferment. Once in New York, the teen instantly connects with Charlotte Tran, her outgoing roommate and dance team member. Together they explore the city where Tilly encounters and reconnects with Paolo, a very handsome and hip drummer she rejected while she was injured and angry over her accident. Another dance team member, Sabrina, seems to take an instant disliking to her and tries to ruin Tilly's opportunity to earn a spot with a professional dance group. June has succeeded in creating a diverse set of characters each with their own distinct goals in life. Themes of pursuing dreams, forging one's own path, overcoming hardship, and surviving overzealous competition are interwoven with great balance and will resonate with teens. VERDICT A recommended general purchase.—Susan Harris, Ridgeway High School, TN --Susan Harris (Reviewed 04/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 4, p134)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10663879
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
June, Christina
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 13+
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dancers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dance companies
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Everywhere you want to be, Christina June
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062323410
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780310763338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993421158
Label
Everywhere you want to be, Christina June
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062323410
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780310763338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993421158

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