dancergirl

dancergirl

by Carol M. Tanzman

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ISBN-13: 9781459281653
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 304 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 11 Years

About the Author

Carol M. Tanzman is an award-winning theatre director and nationally recognized arts educator. Her first YA novel, The Shadow Place, was a YALSA's Quick Pick, an NCTE ALAN Best Book, and was listed in the CA Collection for Middle & Senior High Schools. In addition to her Harlequin Teen books dancergirl and Circle of Silence, she is a contributing poet to the Dare to Dream…Change the World anthology.

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"Question of the day," Jacy says. "What's the worst thing that could happen to you?"

Jeremy Carl Strode, aka Jacy, settles beside me on the worn marble stoop of the brick building we both call home. Jacy and his parents live on the fifth floor; Mom and I have the apartment above them.

"Alicia!" His bony elbow pokes me. Jacy's wearing the vintage AC/DC tee I gave him for his sixteenth birthday and a pair of ripped jeans. Knowing him, he's probably got on zero underwear because of the August heat wave.

"I heard you," I say. "Are you talking about school next year or, like, life?"

"Anything."

I fan my orange tank top over my stomach. "Is this for the Gazette?"

Just before classes ended in June, Jacy was named features editor at WiHi, our neighborhood public school officially known as Washington Irving High. He's in line for editorin-chief when we're seniors if he can keep his father, "Mr. Go to MIT and Be An Engineer," out of his mop of curly hair.

"Let me think," I say.

"That'll take a while."

"Not everyone aces Calc in tenth, genius-man."

Jacy ducks his head in embarrassment and checks his cell. "Better get going if you want to show up to work on time."

In June, I'd scored a job at Moving Arts, the studio where I study dance. The sweetest part is that I can take as many classes as I want for free.

Halfway down the steps, Jacy trips and slides the rest of the way on his butt. My laugh cuts through the muggy air.

"Glad I amuse you," he mutters.

"All the time."

I give him a hand up and we head north past midsize apartment buildings, neat brownstones and the ethnic restaurants that, according to my mother, give the Heights its charm. Air-conditioned cars glide down the street, although the sidewalk is empty. The smell of garbage baking in metal cans is enough to cause the fainthearted to, well, faint.

"Got it!" I pull a rubber band from my messenger bag and twist my long, wavy hair into a ponytail. "Worst thing—it's the spring concert and the auditorium is sold-out. There's a scout from Merce Cunningham's company. I'm doing, like, fifteen pas de bourree—" I demonstrate the step-side, cross-back, step-side move "—and then I trip. Not just a stumble but a humongous slip. The next thing you know, I'm sprawled facedown across the stage. God, how humiliating is that?"

The audience laughs. Samantha Warren gives a snarky smile as she completes her set of perfect pas de bourree. I try desperately, awkwardly, to catch up to the count, knowing my entire career-to-be is ruined—

"I knew you'd say something like that." Jacy sounds triumphant. "You always think you're going to tank a performance."

"I could easily blow a dance!"

"Not ever!" Jacy insists.

Pleased, I coat my lips with French Vanilla ChapStick. We've reached the intersection of Clinton and Montague. Clothing boutiques, Trinity Church and upscale art galleries line the sidewalks. Moving Arts Dance Studio stands across the avenue, west of the subway entrance.

"What's your worst nightmare?" I ask.

No answer. Instead, Jacy steps off the curb—and that's when I see it. Without a doubt, he could do the math: If an SUV travels at forty miles an hour and an idiot steps directly into its path, it would take X seconds to smash said idiot's brains—

My arm shoots out. Desperate fingers pull his tee. "Watch out!"

A horn blares. Tires squeal. Jacy falls into the gutter with barely an inch to spare.

"Omigod!" I breathe. "Do you have any idea how close you came to roadkill?" He grins as he stands. "Don't laugh, Strode. It's, like, the third time you've done that since school let out!"

"Sorry."

"Sorry?" I jerk him around so he has no choice but to stare directly into my eyes.

"I didn't see the car," he mumbles. "It came down the street really fast."

"Not that fast. I saw it."

"So you're Superman with X-ray eyes and I'm not." "Don't be a jerk," I say.

"I have to be someplace, and you're late." He makes a show of looking both ways. "Is it safe to cross now, Mommy dearest?"

I stare at him, and he actually waits for me to nod before stomping off toward the subway.

Now, how does that work?

Jacy's the one who does something stupid and I get snapped at. But that isn't the only thing that pisses me off. We've been together more than fifteen minutes, and he didn't bother to mention he's meeting someone.

Who? Jacy hasn't dated anyone since his spring breakup with Tiffany Kahlo. If he were hanging out with someone new, well, you'd think I'd be the first to know.

It's not like I'd be jealous or anything. Everyone knows it's a disaster to hook up with someone you've been friends with since third grade. A person you had to inform, at age twelve, that deodorant is a rather useful invention. Somebody you know goes commando on hot days and you don't even find it gross anymore. Put simply, Jacy and I have WTMI: Way Too Much Information about each other.

Whatever. By the time I enter Moving Arts, the line of tutu-skirted preschoolers waiting to check in for Fairy Tale Dance reaches halfway across the studio's air-conditioned lobby. The din is deafening, which is why I stamp at least fourteen class cards before realizing what should have been obvious.

What's the worst thing that can happen? With the stunt he pulled out on the street, Jeremy Carl Strode clearly avoided having to come up with an answer. That's when I decide there's a new question of the day. What—or maybe who—is Jacy hiding?

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dancergirl 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
In-Interest More than 1 year ago
Ali has a passion for dance, a passion that soon leads her into danger as she gains the attention of the public. Some people envy her, others idolise her and some people take their admiration for Dancergirl to an obsessive level. The author, Carol M. Tanzman, does a wonderful job at introducing something refreshing and new into the already very populated young-adult scene. It's a bold move introducing something with as much originality as Dancergirl has, but it certainly paid off. There is a big dance element incorparated into the novel with certain dance terms that two weeks worth of ballet did not help me identify. Although this can seem a bit troublesome, it didn't really bother. Their are two options; read past them and draw up your own definition or do a quick google search. As I mentioned before, it really doesn't take much away from the story. The love Ali has for dance is admirable and I can see people signing up for dance lessons after reading this book. If your not a fan of dancing that's not a big problem as there is many other elements to the book. What I didn't realize was that mysetry plays a big part on this book. Tanzman manages to engage the readers and take them on a journey complete with potential culprits and paranoia. As Ali gets more and more paranoid, so do the readers. Everyone has the person who they believe is watching Ali but if you guess it first you deserve some kind of special recognition because it's so well hidden. 3/4 in I had by suscpions about the real offender but the wonderful thing about the book is your never sure. All the characters seem very real, like any other normal group of friends. Samantha, the rich 'perfect' type, was not and instant like to me. I found her a bit cliche' but at the end she does something that I think ws pretty shocking for her. Shocking in a good way. The book really highlights how people have different sides and it takes something dramatic to bring it out of them. A favourite of mine is Ali's guy friend, Jacy, who has a habit of falling over which may seem funny untill he reveals why which is quite upsetting. This book makes the readers aware of all the danger that surrounds the internet. Publicising internet awarness in the form of a young-adult is a perfect way to highlight it. The novel doesn't say 'don't do this and 'don't do that' but it does make the reader wary about what actually goes on on the net. This book is actually quite scary, reading when your at home alone in the dark is certainly not advisable.
booknerdreviews on LibraryThing 27 days ago
This book has such a creepy element to it. Alicia is being watched by a stalker after videos of her dancing are posted online. Everyone knows she is `dancergirl¿ and she ends up with more attention than she could ever have bargained for. So when videos of her continue appearing online¿ videos she never knew were being taken, of her in her room dancing, Alicia knows that things have escalated.What unfolds is a little bit of a who-dun-it style mystery where Ali and her friends have to try and narrow down who the stalker is one by one.Whilst I think this story is aimed at teens aged 13 ¿ 17 (and I¿m much older!) I really thought the story had a strong moral behind it about the dangers of the internet ¿ that we¿re not all as anonymous as we think we are, and a fable for teens to be careful.Highly entertaining, and I didn¿t guess until close to the end who was responsible so that was refreshing also!!
RtB on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Reviewed by ValerieReview copy provided by Deb Shapiro and CompanyI was intrigued by the premise for this book. Cameras. They¿re everywhere now, all the time, and so tiny you can hardly see them. Videos. What happens when a video goes viral ¿ and you¿re in it? This is what happens to Alicia and her world. Alicia has all sorts of problems once the video of her dancing goes viral. She knew her friend was taping her and was going to upload it but she thought the recognition might help her get into a prestigious dance school ¿ what could it hurt? Her friends don¿t know how to act towards her now, strangers recognize her, people say and post hateful things. She feels like she¿s always being watched ¿ all the time. Her best friend, Jacy, is acting weird which hurts Alicia most of all since she has feelings for him. I liked Jacy ¿ he was a very sweet romantic interest. As the book¿s momentum takes off, Alicia has to figure out who watched her video and is still watching her ¿ stalking her. At this point, I felt like I was there with her and had goosebumps and felt those little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. To what lengths would the stalker go with his obsession? Would Alicia ever be able to dance again after this video fiasco? A very realistic story relevant to today¿s trends with likable characters. Quote: "The sick feeling that someone's staring at me. Only I'm not on the subway. Or the bus. Or even a park bench. I'm in my bedroom. Alone." Prologue
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 27 days ago
I love the idea of this book. A stalker right under your nose watching your every move. Literally. As I began this book, I felt deeply connected with the characters as well as the plot. To know that someone is watching you out there is a really freaking thought. Ms. Tanzman takes the reader everywhere with her in her writing.I loved the characters in the book. They started off with a fun video quickly spiraled into a nightmare. I like how not only the reader, but the characters became suddenly aware that this video is no joke. When other private videos began showing up on the internet really made my hair rise. The reader feels the stressful emotions of others not taking it as seriously as they should. One thing I learned is the trust your gut when something like this happens.The plot of this book really grabs the reader because it is something that happen everyday in world. People don't realize the amount of information they put up on the web and how easily it is for others to see it and know who/where you are. There are some real sickos out there. Ms. Tanzman connects her readers with the strong emotions she puts in her writing. I adore that I am able to feel the need to look over my shoulder while reading this. (Just wanted to make sure no one is secretly watching me LOL)I would have loved to see the love interest a bit more in the book. I do however, enjoyed that they learned and trusted each other during some really tough moments. I can only hope in the next book the love interest will really play out more.If you want to read about the easy possibility of someone coming out to stalk you read this book. It will make you think twice on what you publish on the world wide web. It will give you hair rising moments and fear rushing through your heart when you get that feeling that you are not alone.
Zoey_Talbon on LibraryThing 27 days ago
For me, dancergirl was one of those books where I didn't really enjoy it, but I just had to keep reading because I felt like I needed to know what was going to happen.Ali was so paranoid during this book that it was almost funny. Of course, halfway through the book, she definitely had a reason to be paranoid, but even when she was on a date with Luke, I just wanted to smack her and then laugh. It was a bit ridiculous.There were also lots of parts I found myself extremely bored during. I just wanted to either skim or stop reading. And the worst part was that there would be a really good part, something very interesting, and my hopes would go up, but then a few pages later it was boring again.One thing I wish we'd seen more of is the best friend relationship between Jacy and Ali. Their relationship didn't really feel like a best friend one to me. Not even a romantic one. The only best friend-type moment they had was when a little Batman incident. I loved how Jacy basically saved the day, but that doesn't mean they're best friends, it just means Jacy's a good guy.I will admit that I never saw the identity of the stalker coming. There were plenty of suspects, there could have been even more, but I never would have guessed it was who it really was. Tanzman did a good job at keeping us guessing, and dancergirl was fairly suspenseful.Even though I'm not a dancer and therefore didn't understand some of the dance terms in this book, my favorite parts were actually when Ali was dancing. Tanzman did an amazing job at capturing Ali's emotions during these parts.Overall: dancergirl just didn't hold my interest. The characters fell a bit flat for me, and I feel like it all moved too slowly. While the identity of the stalker was definitely a surprise, it was honestly the only thing I liked about this book, other than the dance scenes. 2 stars.
yabotd on LibraryThing 27 days ago
The premise of dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman is what most attracted me to read the novel. There really aren't many things more intense than a stalker situation. On top of that, this book focuses on dance and I love a good book about performing arts. (Granted, I love a good book about basically anything.)dancergirl had exactly what I expected and more. Not only was there a creepy stalker situation and a lot of dance, but there were also fully realized relationships. Every relationship from the boy best friend to the single mother seemed authentic. I also liked that the other characters had their own goals, problems, and frustrations that occurred simultaneously with--and sometimes impacting--Ali. That always gives a story a fuller feel and makes it more realistic for me.Throughout the story, Ali is trying to figure out the identity of the mysterious stalker. Fingers are pointed at friends, strangers, and everyone in between. I enjoyed trying to figure it out for myself, often wondering if it was a character we'd met or one who would be new to us when revealed. No spoilers here, so you'll have to figure it out for yourself. Another thing I liked about dancergirl is that it is a complete story. With so many series out today, it's nice to read a standalone. That is...until I realized it's actually the start of a series.Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with it being a series. I'm just a bit confused about how it's going to work. For me, the main plot of dancergirl is the stalker situation. After having it wrapped up, I don't see what a book two could be about that would still keep it having the same feel as the first. Sure, I imagine Ali's story as a dancer continues, but without the stalker aspect, it would feel like a different book to me. I guess I'll have to wait and see. dancergirl is a highly enjoyable contemporary book. I'd recommend it even if contemporary isn't usually your thing. Final thoughts: Borrow or buy.
nlsobon on LibraryThing 27 days ago
When I requested ¿dancergirl¿ from NetGalley, I wasn¿t entirely sure of what to expect. While it sounded intriguing, I certainly was not expecting it to enjoy it as much as I did. The story is about Alicia Ruffino, a young girl studying dance. She lives for it. Until she becomes dancergirl and she unexpectedly finds herself being watched by a stranger. The story does start off rather slow, but once the first video goes viral, you will find yourself consumed by Ali¿s story.While out with friends, Ali finds herself lost in the music ¿ and the focus of her friend¿s video camera. Charlie later uploads the video online, and overnight, Ali transforms into dancergirl. The video managed to go viral and Charlie talks Ali into recording a few more. But when a video finds its way online of Ali dancing around in her room ¿ in her underwear ¿ things begin to unravel, and she¿s suddenly desperate to break free of dancergirl.Tanzman created realistic, likable characters. Each and every one of them had their flaws, including Ali, but that¿s what made them real. The way that Ali reacts after finding out about the stalker ¿ the fear, the anger, the distrust ¿ it felt real. You feel it as you read along. Same with the secondary characters. They weren¿t just thrown in for the sake of dialogue. They all had stories, each just as important as Ali¿s (especially Jacy and Charlie). I really enjoyed that about ¿dancergirl¿.¿dancergirl¿ kept me on the edge of my seat. I had my guesses on who was responsible ¿ most of which were wrong. And I absolutely loved that. While ¿dancergirl¿ is the beginning of a series, it¿s tied up rather nicely in the end (which is why I¿m eager to see where this series goes from here). I¿d highly recommend this one.
EKAnderson on LibraryThing 27 days ago
I was a wee bit surprised when this thrilling new novel by Carol M. Tanzman didn't get an Edgar nod. This is the sort of book that defines the rush of reading mysteries -- the page-turning have-to-know-what's-next, the multiple suspects and the twists and turns as different characters are eliminated from suspicion, the wonderfully compelling main character. And, most chilling of all, the fact that this story could happen to you or to someone you know.In DANCERGIRL, high school dancer Alicia earns her classes at the local studio by working there as a receptionist. She lives with her mom, who works night shifts as a nurse, and goes to regular classes with her best friend, Jacy, who lives down stairs, and their motley crew of pals. But when one of these pals posts a video of Alicia dancing online, she quickly becomes an online celebrity. No longer Alicia, but dancergirl, who is pursued by the fictional shyboy, a character made up by her videographer friend. As more and more videos go up, Alicia is gaining notoriety. But it's not feeling so good. Things are changing between her and Jacy, who has become beyond distant since he started at a new private high school. And there's lots of jealousy in the studio, with rumors flying about Alicia and her online videos. And then, the unimaginable happens. An innocent video project turns ugly when a video goes up that Alicia didn't pose for. It's a video of her dancing in her room. Someone has been watching her.Carol M. Tanzman hits the nail on the head with Alicia's genuine voice, with the perfect timing and suspense, and with a mystery surrounding a truly creepy -- and truly relevant -- issue. And while it does have it's sweet, fun moments, DANCERGIRL is at its heart a thriller, and one that I highly recommend reading. Just, do yourself a favor, and don't read it alone in the dark like I did.
summerskris on LibraryThing 27 days ago
dancergirl is a chilling story: because of the plot and the realness of the story. Today, the Internet is such a big part of our lives, and many people don¿t think twice about posting videos of themselves online. Ali thrives on stardom and protests little before allowing Charlie to shoot more videos of her (after posting an initial one without her permission) to post on Zube, an online video site in the book. There is enough dancing in the book that it ties the story together, but there isn¿t so much technicality that readers will be daunted by it. In fact, readers will be able to relate to Ali whether or not they have ever danced in their lives. Tanzman makes it clear that dancing frees Ali and empowers her. When dancergirl videos start going viral, that is when Ali¿s strength and determination will be tested. Nobody thinks that it will happen to them. It isn¿t until she recognizes the signs that she realizes that the dancergirl videos have brought her a stalker. Then Ali begins suspecting everyone, including her closest friends. Tanzman brings Ali¿s emotions and fear to life--our greatest fears of going viral--in dancergirl, surprising me over and over again when various characters¿ motivations were revealed. I admire Ali¿s strength and that of the friends that rise to her defense. Going up against a stalker is no easy feat, especially when you begin suspecting those close to you. While I did end up guessing the stalker before the end of the novel, I honestly didn¿t know for sure until the very end. Tanzman is a talented author, and I will be looking forward to the second book in the WiHi series. dancergirl ended so well that I honestly have no idea what to expect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG WUZ AH GREAT BOOK OMG LOVED HOW IT HAD SOME MYSTERY
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
Alicia Ruffino is a dancer. And when one of her friends posts a video of her online, everyone knows her as dancergirl. There is admiration and adoration. And behind a mask of false pretense, watching her every move, someone is stalking her. Wanting to be near her, to observe her. And that person wouldn't stop from hurting her either. Dancing is her passion. It was her private joy, her excersise and now she's sharing her talent with the whole world. DANCERGIRL was my favourite book about dancing so far. Ali was a cool character and very natural, modest and confident about her talent and her passion for it. The love story underlying the overall stalking drama was beautiful. Ali's best friend Jacy is always there for here and would do anything for her. Jacy is such a sweet person. Whereas Ali's stalker is a major creep. It could be anyone who stalks Ali and it only takes a few chapters to feel watched yourself. 4/5 **** dancergirl - It's a fine balance between passion and obsession. Well-written and relevant YA contemporary read! Dancergirl was more exciting than any thriller and I'll happily pick up its companion novel, CIRCLE OF SILENCE, set at Washington Irving High, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book... for everybody who is wondering if they should get it or not, GET IT!! definetly get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
: I was intrigued by the premise for this book. Cameras. They’re everywhere now, all the time, and so tiny you can hardly see them. Videos. What happens when a video goes viral – and you’re in it? This is what happens to Alicia and her world. Alicia has all sorts of problems once the video of her dancing goes viral. She knew her friend was taping her and was going to upload it but she thought the recognition might help her get into a prestigious dance school – what could it hurt? Her friends don’t know how to act towards her now, strangers recognize her, people say and post hateful things. She feels like she’s always being watched – all the time. Her best friend, Jacy, is acting weird which hurts Alicia most of all since she has feelings for him. I liked Jacy – he was a very sweet romantic interest. As the book’s momentum takes off, Alicia has to figure out who watched her video and is still watching her – stalking her. At this point, I felt like I was there with her and had goosebumps and felt those little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. To what lengths would the stalker go with his obsession? Would Alicia ever be able to dance again after this video fiasco? A very realistic story relevant to today’s trends with likable characters. Reviewed by Valerie. Book Provided by Deb Shapiro & Company. Review Originally Posted @ Romancing the Book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it,a must-read
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KimShelkey More than 1 year ago
Review from SlicedOpenReviews(dot)com Ok in 100% honesty if I would have come across this book 4 months ago I would never have purchased it. But, I’ve been all about expanding my reading horizons lately, trying new things and finding expansions from YA Paranormal. Thus leading me to stumbling on a synopsis for Circle of Silence (the next installment of the WiHi series) and it sparked something inside that spurred me to push forward. I ran out and purchased dancergirl, don’t regret one penny spent! One of my favorite mystery reads is Dismantled by Jenny McMahon, so I don’t know why I was so apprehensive when starting dancergirl cause, hello? They are both Mystery/Thriller’s so yea, I had no reason to doubt. Loved.It! I had no idea how intense this book was going to get. I went in to this thinking, eh it will be ok at best, but really it totally blew me away. The writing was easy to understand and made the reading quick and enjoyable. Yet the story built with intensity that kept my heart pounding and pages turning. I devoured this in one night and jumped up and did a small dance of spectacular excitement that yet again was proven that there is more outside the Paranormal-sphere. I also want, no need, to make mention on the spectacular characters. Each character contributed to part of the mystery and each had their own sense of “reveal” that kept the story building. It was truly amazing how it was done as it didn’t hamper upon the ultimate plot, nor did it over complicate the read. It was this strangely perfect formula that added bonus to my already surprised conclusion to the book. One thing that left me curios was I finished reading was how the heck this was going to be a series?
Jenny_Geek More than 1 year ago
Creepy, realistic, eye opening. These are the three things I thought of when I read this book. A friend of Ali's decides one day to videotape her while she's dancing and then posts it to Zube (the equivalent of youtube is my guess). Within days the video goes viral and "dancergirl" as she's known in the video, becomes famous. She's suddenly popular in school and everyone seems to know who she is. One night, Ali is practicing her solo in her bedroom, while not fully dressed. Suddenly a video of that appears on the internet. Ali starts suspecting everyone, even her best friend Jacy, who is MIA through the first part of the book. I had a lot of guesses as to who I thought it was, but I was dead wrong. This book seriously made me start questioning how much I put out on the internet about myself. And then I started to simultaneously feel bad for those people who have had videos taken of them for doing stupid things and those are viral. I never thought of the after effects of those videos going up. This was a fabulous book and one that I think sends an important message to readers; be careful with what you put out on the internet. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because there was more of a mystery element involved and that really kept my attention. Alicia wanted one thing...to graduate and to get a scholarship to Julliard to dance professionaly. Shes even working part time at the local dance studio so she can take classes there in trade. And by all accounts, shes really well on her way, but then one day a classmate takes a video of her as she dances at a party. The video goes viral and everyone who sees it really thinks she has talent. But then it starts to become a problem....and she gets a stalker. That stalker even shoots a video of her dancing...in her room...in her undies! That part of the book really gives you a case of the 'ewws' but then it gets worse. With the help of her friends, they start looking to see who might be the stalker. A few wrong turns happen until they start getting the pieces to fit together and they find the right one, but not the kinda person you would think could do this crime. This isnt a new book in the genre, and there are alot of books that show the Internet has some bad sides and stuff. But this book is nice because it is not preachy, but still gets the point across. Its a fast read and like Hercule Poirot might say, "A problem that will aggitate the little grey cells most adequetely"
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
The beginning of dancergirl was a bit slow and confusing, especially with her best friend Jacy and the characters not being introduced clearly to us. However the story finally took off, with Ali's dancergirl videos and the emerging of a peeping tom/stalker. Alicia, Ali, who is our female protagonist is a contemporary dancer. The dancergirl videos started because one of her classmates "Charlie" videotaped her while she dances. The videos went viral; enters the stalker. I wasn't that happy with Ali's personality. She was persuaded too easily and she never confronted Jacy about his withdrawn behavior towards her. Especially towards the end, some of her decisions got me screaming "NO!! DON'T DO IT!" However I loved the unpredictable-ness of who the stalker might be. One time it was this person, the other it was that person. Each with their own motives and then a tight alibi that removes them from the suspect list. Ali and her friends had to turn on their investigative intuitions and start playing detective to figure out who is the stalker. The identity of the stalker was honestly a shock to me. I didn't, in the least bit, expect it and im so happy for that! The writing was simple, easy, nothing too complicated that takes you outside of the story while you're trying to figure out what the author meant by it. yes the beginning was a bit confusing, but 50 pages in, and i was hooked. This is a great contemporary, light thriller book. It's a nice change from the usual contemporary romance novels. I would definitely recommend it to any reader looking for a bit of a thrill in their books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and it took only a few hrs to read. Its creepy and suspenseful but really entertaining!