Synopsis (Goodreads): 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, dancergirl. Whatever you know me as, however you've seen me online, I've trained my whole life to be the best dancer I can be. But if someone watching has their way, I could lose more than just my love of dancing.
I could lose my life
Now, on to the review...
I'll start by saying that Dancergirl, by Carol M. Tanzman, really surprised me. I honestly wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did.
In the book, our protag, Ali, is an ordinary girl, whose life takes a crazy turn when her friend takes a video of her dancing and uploads it online. After that, well, let's just say it's "Goodbye anonymity, Hello rumors and one very creepy stalker."
The story is grounded in reality and definitely made me think about how easy it is to lose control of the information we disclose on the Internet. Especially in today's world, where there's no such thing as privacy, or secrets, thanks to websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Scary. And that's just one of the reasons why I loved it!
You know what else I loved? Ali being bi-racial. Sadly, we don't see enough diversity in Young Adult lit and as a Latina, details like that really stand out. So, thank you, Carol.
*steps off blog-box*
Dancergirl is a quick and very enjoyable read. I promise, you won't be able to put it down! And while the story doesn't end on a cliffhanger, some things are left up in the air.
This, my friends, gets me really excited about the rest of this series.
Bring it on, Tanzman!