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Dancing on The Edge

DANCING ON THE EDGE

BOOK REVIEW
A NOVEL BY NAN NOLAN

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February 20, 2001

THE MAIN IDEA

BOOK REVIEW ON, DANCING ON THE EDGE

THE MAIN IDEA
This story is about a young girl that is looking for what she calls a normal life.Her mother died when she was giving birth to her new, loving daughter "Miracle".The reason she was called Miracle is that she wasn't expected to live, so her stepmother, (Aunt), Gigi called her that for a nickname.
When she discovers that her real mother died when she was born, Miracle set out on a mission to find her real, true self.During this period of self-discovery she meets many new and exciting people.She meets a young psychiatrist named Dr. DeAngelis, who helps her find information on her mother and who she really is.The Dr. suggests dancing to ease the pain and frustration of all the pressures of her life.
Miracle puts all of her effort and all of her pain into dancing to forget about her mother and dedicates her life to her through dancing.Over time Gigi gets very upset at Miracle for dancing so much and not paying attention to her other "sisters", and not treating her and them with the respect they deserve.So Gigi her own aunt puts Miracle into a mental hospital where she can be watched and treated for, in the way her aunt sees fit.
Over a long period of time her aunt, Gigi gives Miracle the respect she needs, and comes to terms with her dancing and her needs to find out about her mother.
IMPORTANT FACTS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOVEL
E In her path of self-discovery she set herself on fire to prove she wasn't afraid to die to see whom her mother really was.
E Miracle is put in a mental hospital for lying to her aunt about how she danced to relieve the stress of her life.
E Dr. DeAngelis helps Miracle find her inner self, which her aunt thinks she has lost through dancing.
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