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
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
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
The characters. Ali is a pr...more
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...more
I loved this book! When I first decided to read it I thought it was going to be mostly about Alicia and her love of dancing. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be more about Ali solving who is stalking her because of her dancing videos that go viral (although there was plenty of dance).
From the very beginning this book had me hooked. I think one of the things I liked the mo...more
I love reading a Y.A mystery/creepy kind of book every now and then. This did the trick. It wasn't as exciting as I hoped it would be but it kept me interested. It was like a less cheesy version of a R.L Stine novel(which is a little sad. I kind of enjoy the cheesiness in R.L Stine novels.)
It did read a bit like an old...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
Me gustó mucho toda esa idea de dancergirl,...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
Alicia, aka Ali, is the lead character and POV of this book. What she knows, we know. So when things start turning creepy and her best friend bails on her, you feel just as lost as she does. Set in Brooklyn, the characters move around New York City over the...more
Characters: 3/5 There wasn't anyone I disliked, but the only character who really stood out to me was Jacy. I adored him, and I wanted to give him a hug with everything he went through. Ali was a good narrator. While I wasn't necessarily connecting to her a lot (only because she's not...more
And man, do I have something to say about DANCERGIRL. It's good. (Say the 'good' with a little bit of a growl).
In short, it's a classic stalker tale with a very realistic YouTube-ish twist. A video of the MC, Alicia Ruffiano, dancing at a party is posted online. Suddenly, everyone is watching her, loving her skill or hating her popularity. But one person wants a personal performance, and starts filming her when...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.
I really enjoyed this book! While the synopsis focuses solely on the dancergirl online sensation, the plot transitions into a stalker story and how Ali reacts to suspected invasions of her privacy. And that is really well done. The tension in the writing is amazing. I read the entire book in one sitting because I really didn’t want to put it down.
As a main character, Ali’s a fairly normal teenage girl. She dedicated to dance, working at her dance studio to earn free classe...more
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 wa...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
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...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
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
Alicia, Ali, who is our female protagonist is a contemporary dancer. The dancergirl videos started because one of her classmates "Charlie" asked to videotape her while she dances. The videos went viral; enters the stalker. I...more
DANCERGIRL and CIRCLE OF SILENCE are contemporary thrill...more