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Preview — dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman
dancergirl (WiHi #1)
When I'm alone.
A friend posted a video of me dancing online, and now I'm no longer Alicia Ruffino. I'm dancergirl. And suddenly it's like me against the world. everyone's got opinions.
My admirers want more, the haters hate, my best friend Jacy, even he's acting weird. And some stalk...more
Ali has spent most of her life dancing. It’s her passion. She works at the local dance studio so she’s able to take all the free classes she wants. She never imagines the thing she loves most would end up turning her life upside down. While at a park concert with her best friend, Jacy, Ali’s filmed dancing. One of her film geek friends catches her, doing what she does best, and loads the video up on the intern ...more
dancergirl (very hard to not put a capital D *twitch*) starts off smoothly and brings us into the life of Alicia - Ali - who is just a regular girl with a passion for dancing. Ali is your average high school girl who thrives on popularity. Which is why she's fine with the video t ...more
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 danced. The videos went viral; enters the stalker. I wasn't that happy with Al ...more
My aunt said a very true thing once. She pointed out how when she watches CSI or any crime show/movie she knows who the bad guy is five minutes into the movie/show. But, the anime/cartoon Detective Conan (which is better known as Case Closed. It was dubbed in Arabic in Saudi Arabia- Detective Conan is the Arabic translation) is unlike the high end movies/TV Shows because Case Closed/Detective Conan keeps you guessing until the last 30 seconds of an ...more
A creepy beginning prologue. I was hooked from the very start. Ali Ruffino loves to dance and one day even dreams of Julliard or a career in dance. So when her film buff friend Charlie takes some footage of her dancing at a party and posts it onto Zube she decides to go with it. A little fame and recognition for her dancing can't be so bad, can it? Then after 50 ...more
The characters. Ali is a pr ...more
From the moment I started Dancergirl I was hooked and even though it isn't my typical type of book to read I devoured it, I could not put it down. Dancergirl follows Ali who is caught in a film by a friend at a concert. The film is then posted online and Ali becomes a huge hit and gains the title Dancergirl. More ...more
No kidding. So when I saw that dancergirl was about a stalker I was like: YAY! lol, I Love a good scare :3 But dancergirl was just... Okay.
Don't get me wrong, dancergirl wasn't half bad, but I remember when I read Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolar, I would go to bed all freaked out!
With dancergirl I found it very predictable who ...more
Dance girl by; Carol M. Tanzman illustrates a teenage girl named Alicia Ruffino who loves to dance. She is into the flow of the music, the movement into her dance that she loses herself. Charlie a friend of her films her dancing alone for a video he’s filming. At this point the video just we ...more
“A friend posted a video of me dancing online and now I'm now longer Alicia Ruffino. I'm dancergirl—and suddenly it's like me against the world—everyone's got opinions.
My admirers want more, the haters hate, my best friend Jacy—even he's acting weird. And some stranger isn't content to just watch anymore…”
Ali agrees to let a friend post a video of her dancing online because it may help her get into a dance program at Juilliard someday. No big deal, right?
But within days the video has gone viral ...more
-Jacy going commando (that made me smile [and relate])
-Readable (in one sitting)
-Flashbacks to Center Stage, the ballet movie, esp Cisco as the womanizer.
-Dance terms that I didn't understand
-Undeveloped side characters which were too one-dimensional
-The mom's total uninvolvement in the daughter's life (which considering that the mom was an immigrant was truly hard to believe!)
-The typical, let's-f ...more
Okay, now I'm scared and I'm deleting my Facebook page.
Сюжет нетипичный, затягивает, хорошая загадка - кто же этот сталкер.
Плюс, довольно хорошая задумка, ведь сейчас каждый может попасть на знаменитый видео портал и стать его звездой или посмешищем.
Абсолютно не понравился конец, хоть именно такого я и ожидала.
Ali sigue su vida normal y pronto su amigo vuelve a subir otro video en el que ella está bailando en una fiest ...more
Alicia is a teenage girl whose life revolves around dancing. It feel from the beginning of the book that Alicia has a fear of being spied on or watched. ...more
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 ...more
I have no idea why I don't read mysteries more often - I love the suspense and guessing who did, and they're always so much fun, but I just never seem to read them. Anyways, I really liked the mystery aspect of da ...more
I liked Ali as a character. She was driven, loves her art, and I am always intrigued by people who can do things that I can't. So it was really interesting getting to see into the world of aspiring and professional d ...more
In DANCERGIRL, high school dancer Alicia earn ...more
I found this to be an intriguing story. The idea of a stalker and the things that happen to Ali are very realistic. I can see them happening. I like the way Ali grew as a character and the ending was a satisfying one. Her character, along with best friend Jacy, were nicely developed. I was a little disappointed that the other characters weren't developed as well. Her friends were a mixed bunch, and there were some insights into their personalities, but they leaned toward the flat side.
The choice ...more
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 b ...more
Just in case you were wondering, I haven't forgotten how to use the Caps lock button, the title of this book is just in small letters. Speaking of the title, it really irritates me when books have titles such as this one because I'm a grammar freak and it just doesn't look right even though it makes sense in the context of the book.
Judging from the title, you'd think that this was a story all about a girl who dances, but it's actually so much more t ...more
DANCERGIRL and CIRCLE OF SILENCE are contemporary thrill ...more