Dancing On The Edge

Mass Market Paperback | March 29, 1999

byHan Nolan

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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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Miracle McCloy lives with her grandmother, Gigi, because her mom died in childbirth and her father is a reclusive novelist. Gigi is a psychic, and Miracle has dedicated her life to mysticism and her mother’s talent, dancing. When her dad suddenly vanishes and no one can explain where he could have gone, Miracle goes in search of him. H...

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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 tru...

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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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 29, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141302038

ISBN - 13:9780141302034

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I just wanted to say that after reading this book i was truly amazed at the story. the story is written in the perspective of a 12 year old who is going through a lot wiht her life. it truly was a gripping novel that i owuld reccomend to anybody.
Date published: 2003-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent Dancing on the Edge was a very good book! It was realistic yet very interesting. This book is very original and awesome. I recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2001-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dancing on the edge This is an excellent book and I couldn't take my eyes away. It takes you through the life of a girl with an incredible style of writing. This point of view is a refreshing change. And since I could not identify with the main character it left me with many questions at the end.
Date published: 2000-08-28

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Miracle McCloy lives with her grandmother, Gigi, because her mom died in childbirth and her father is a reclusive novelist. Gigi is a psychic, and Miracle has dedicated her life to mysticism and her mother’s talent, dancing. When her dad suddenly vanishes and no one can explain where he could have gone, Miracle goes in search of him. Han Nolan’s Dancing On The Edge is the story of how Miracle loses herself while searching for her dad.