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Avalanche Dance

by Ellen Schwartz

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Avalanche Dance seemed to have a lot of promise but was just a little slow and not the best. I read it very fast since it was so small. I don't really know how I feel about this book... ( )
  Adrienne2093 | Mar 10, 2011 |
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A short chapter book focusing on following your dreams, the consequences of your actions, and the importance of family, this was a quick read. Some parents would object to their 9-12 year olds reading about substance abuse and possibly losing a parent, but the book is too short and straight forward for older readers.

Gwen and Molly split chapters between them. Gwen tells us about her emotional guilt for the avalanche she feels she caused, and has given up her love of dance as a penance. Molly is pissed that she got into trouble, and has to be around her former best friend. The girls are extremely wrapped up in their own issues, as is common in middle school, but as the book progresses, they begin to try to understand why each girl acts the way she does.
  AmyLynn | Mar 1, 2011 |
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This is a really easy book to read, the plot summary held lots of potential but I felt it was thin on the story line. This is the story of two girls who at one time were the best of friends but as they grew up they had different ideas of how to have fun. During the girls time away from each other they each go through a life changing experience. The outcome of their actions was so plainly written out that it was hard to keep reading through to e end. I wanted more from this story, I had a hard time keeping my interest in this story to finish it. ( )
  Jadesbooks | Dec 21, 2010 |
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There's a lot going on in Gwen's life. She's fighting with her best friend Molly, and is suffering from an injury caused by an avalanche that's left her father missing and her unable to dance. Molly's become a party girl and can't relate to Gwen anymore. But they're forced back together thanks to Molly's run-in with the police. The story is told in alternating voices, which helps the reader put the pieces of what happened to Gwen and Molly together.

A great read for tween girls looking for something quick with a little substance. ( )
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All Gwen's dreams are swept away by an avalanche that leaves her injured and may yet claim her dad's life. When she needs her friend Molly the most, their friendship is betrayed. Now it's unclear whether Molly, who fights demons of her own, is a further danger to Gwen or someone who'll be part of her salvation.… (more)

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