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“Tournament night in a sweltering Las Vegas stadium, and the girl with the gap-toothed smile stood bleeding in her ballet slippers.”

So begins Gap-Toothed Girl, the story of Dusty May, a Lakota orphan with an iron will, who runs away from the horrific circumstances of her foster home and her foster father — a man of beast-like brilliance and power — to pursue her dream of
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Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published August 23rd 2018 by Pearl Button Press
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Lynda Dickson
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
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Dusty May falls in love with gymnastics when she is eight. At sixteen, she runs away from a bad situation in her foster home to achieve her dream, but she must overcome even more harrowing obstacles along the way.

The book begins with a great opening line: “Tournament night in a sweltering Las Vegas stadium, and the girl with the gap-toothed smile stood bleeding in her ballet slippers.” From there, things just get better. The story is populated with intriguing characters and riddled with interest
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R.K. Emery
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Summed up for me... Beautifully written. I felt each and every part of this story. I think that there was a great connection of the dance and I felt like I could see it through the pages.

I loved the addition of the suspense/thriller aspect. I really felt like it took this story one notch further.

Smooth and Effortless, this is the kind of story that will stick with you.
Tanya
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She has run away from her roster father who is cruel as all she wants is to dance. Will he bring her down again? Will she succeed? Can she show what she is capable of? Follow her and her dream

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lex
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magic

I picked this up and didn't set it down until I finished. Art and physics and relationship and the essence of life. Damned if I won't be thinking about Dusty May for a long time.
Mary McGuire
Feb 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
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I'm an avid reader though perhaps not a deep one. Try as I might i could not finish this book. For page after page it went no where. My eyes read the words while my brain screamed Jabberwocky! I spent an inordinate amount of time re-reading passages for clarity. When I found myself counting how many times the word bleed or bleeding was used I knew it was time to quit. This, from one who compulsively finishes every book. A note of interest to me was the reviews for the book.
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Ray Harvey was born and raised in the spectacular San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. He's worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, copyeditor, pedi-cab driver, and more. He's the author of numerous published books and articles, but no matter where he's gone or what he's done to earn a living, there's always been literature and learning as th ...more

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