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How It Feels to Fly

How It Feels to Fly

Book - 2016
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Sam has always known she'd be a professional dancer -- but that was before her body betrayed her, developing unmanageable curves in all the wrong places. Lately, the girl staring back at Sam in the mirror is unrecognizable. Dieting doesn't work, ignoring the whispers is pointless, and her overbearing mother just makes it worse. Following a series of crippling anxiety attacks, Sam is sent to a treatment camp for teens struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. Forced to open up to complete strangers, Sam must get through the program if she wants to attend a crucial ballet intensive later in the summer. It seems hopeless until she starts confiding in a camp counselor who sparks a confidence she was sure she'd never feel again. But when she's faced with disappointing setbacks, will Sam succumb to the insecurity that imprisons her?
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062387349
Call Number: TEEN F HOLM
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 22 cm


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I really enjoyed this book because it made me laugh. I loved it when Zoe (my favorite character) has a mind of her own. But she isn't the main character.The main character is Samantha, Sam for short. It made me mad because of how so many people judged her for being over weight!!!

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Apr 13, 2019

Holmes did a good job on helping young adults picture what it is to have anxiety. I thought that the story was a little slow at first. The ending was probably the part where it really got me on the edge of my seat. I didn't get a strong enough connection with Sam though. But, I would recommend this book to people who don't really understand how it is to have anxiety.

ArapahoeKati Jun 19, 2017

A well-written novel all about the pressures of having to perform at the top of your game and the anxiety that comes along with it. I thought the characters were very well-rounded and the plot moved along at the perfect pace.


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