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 novelThe 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
Number of pages: 244
Format: Reinforced cover for schools and libraries