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e-Book DANCING ON THE EDGE download

by Han Nolan

ISBN: 0152058842
ISBN13: 978-0152058845
Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt; First edition (March 1, 2007)
Pages: 244
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subategory: For Kids

ePub size: 1836 kb
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DJVU size: 1850 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 486
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Dancing on the edge/Han Nolan, p. cm. Summary: A young girl from a dysfunctional family creates for herself an alternative world that nearly results in her death but that ultimately leads her to reality.

Dancing on the edge/Han Nolan, p. And there’s no need hanging your head like there’s something to be ashamed of, you hear? Being pulled live from your mama’s twisted body like that was an omen, a portent of great things to come, isn’t that right, Dane? She slid the Ouija board out of the box and set it on the card table.

HAN NOLAN is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Dancing on the Edge, the National Book Award finalist Send Me. .Han Nolan, Dancing on the Edge. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

HAN NOLAN is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Dancing on the Edge, the National Book Award finalist Send Me Down a Miracle, and many other acclaimed novels for teens. Han Nolan lives on the East Coast.

Dancing on the Edge" is a gripping portrait of a sensitive girl losing herself under the weight of her family's dysfunction. Nolan depicts Miracle's downward spiral with consummate skill, taking her gradually and seamlessly from rather disturbed to completely psychotic. Nolan depicts Miracle's downward spiral with consummate skill, taking her gradually and seamlessly from rather disturbed to completely psychotic

Han Nolan was nominated in 1996 for Send Me Down a Miracle, and in 1997 Dancing on the Edge-a transcendent novel about a young woman trying to find the truth amidst the lies told by her family-won the National Book Award for young people's literature.

Han Nolan was nominated in 1996 for Send Me Down a Miracle, and in 1997 Dancing on the Edge-a transcendent novel about a young woman trying to find the truth amidst the lies told by her family-won the National Book Award for young people's literature. Miracle was saved at birth from the belly of a dying woman-that sort of entry into the world is hard to live up to.

Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl’s mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.

Dancing on the Edge book. Author Han Nolan holds up a mirror, of sorts, and as the reader passes by in reading this book, his or her own reflection will occasionally be revealed in that mirror. Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane. There is a lot to learn from this story about ourselves and the emotional connections (both good and bad) that form in families, and for that, I think that Dancing on the Edge is a worthwhile read.

Han Nolan's 1997 novel won the National Book Award for young adult fiction, which is kind of a big deal. While Dancing on the Edge is definitely about overcoming obstacles, it's also about the power of the arts to give meaning to life. What's really amazing, though, is Miracle's journey from a life built on lies and manipulation (primarily thanks to her grandma, Gigi, who's raising her) into one founded on a commitment to truth and discovering herself. As a dancer, Miracle's art form gives her purpose-it's more than just an outlet for self-expression; it's a way to prove to herself that both she and the world around her are real, and later to connect to her mother and her legacy.

by. Nolan, Han. Publication date. Family problems, Supernatural, Family problems, Supernatural. New York : Puffin Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane is a prodigy who published his first book at age thirteen; her grandmother, Gigi, is clairvoyant; and her mother was dead when her "miracle" daughter was pulled from her womb. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, she sets herself afire and comes to in a hospital. There, a young psychiatrist helps her navigate her painful struggle to take charge of her life. Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
Comments:
Akinohn
Miracle McCloy got her name when she was born from the body of a dead woman and she hears the story all the time. But after her father's disappearance the story begins to bother her. As her granddaddy said, "If your mama was dead when you was born, then you was never born." Miracle becomes convinced that she doesn't exist, or shouldn't exist, and sets herself on fire to make sure she's real. The real story begins there. I loved the book. Told through the eyes of a young girl with astute observations and average intelligence, it's a compelling story. I'm not sure how I feel about Miracle's father. He abandoned her as easily as his cast-off bathrobe, but I can't bring myself to hate him. Perhaps because Miracle doesn't. On the whole, a great book. Very depressing though. Parts of it made me cry.

Doomblade
Every teenager should read this book, adults should not be fooled or harbor denial that teens don't know about these things... and this story will give them a hopeful perspective. For those of you concerned with issues involved, this book is a breath of fresh air compared to the unresolved atrocities of war and human suffering kids are routinely exposed to on the news - which of course usually offers no constructive resolution or hope. This book teaches that we are not alone, asking for help is OK and that hope does exist and can be found from within.

skriper
I was lucky enough to meet Han Nolan in college and she signed my copy! Great story - gritty and touching.

Nekora
This was a great story. It held my interest and I had a hard time putting the book down' I highly recommend this book.

Wenyost
Dancing on the Edge had a slow start, and for the first 2/3rds of the novel, I was thinking, of course, this is your typical award novel fodder--missing parents, coming of age for a young girl, ~symbolic~ names and colors and weather events. But the last section of the book, wow. The lead-up redeems itself in the pay-off, where Miracle's psyche is finally fully realized, not just for the reader, but for Miracle herself. It's still all the typical coming of age awards fodder, but for once, it comes with a satisfying ending where the resolution delves into the true effects early abandonment can have on a child, rather than just having it be a convenient plot device. Trope finally beautifully subverted. Nolan clearly had this whole story planned out from the start, and the effort in the writing shows. This is a careful book about a careful and miraculous girl. Honestly, though, I could see this being read in middle school classrooms and the like, and that's bothersome to me. I'm 21, and I don't think I would have gotten the full effect of the novel if it wasn't for my age. I still don't think I do. It takes some perspective to understand what's happening at the end, and something about having this read by kids Miracles' age weirds me out. I wouldn't censor them from reading such a great story, of course, but I think the full impact would be missed. This one is better enjoyed with some perspective.

Rating: 4/5

Bloodhammer
It took me awhile to get into Han Nolan's "Dancing on the Edge." The characters were unappealing and odd - not delightfully eccentric, just . . . odd. Then I began to know them, and to lose myself in Miracle McCloy's haunting and haunted world, and for the last hundred or so pages I couldn't bear to put the book down.

As the story opens, ten-year-old Miracle prepares to join the rest of her family for a seance, to call up the spirit of her mother, who died at the time of Miracle's birth. As the seance begins, the spirits reveal that Miracle's father is "gone." According to Miracle's devoutly spiritualistic grandmother, Gigi, he *melted*. Over the course of the next four years, Miracle gets to know her grandfather for the first time in her life, discovers her fierce passion for dance, moves in with her aunt and uncle when her grandfather's house is destroyed by a tornado, waits a bit too impatiently for her father to come back and bring her mother, and slips ever closer and closer to the edge of madness.

"Dancing on the Edge" is a gripping portrait of a sensitive girl losing herself under the weight of her family's dysfunction. Nolan depicts Miracle's downward spiral with consummate skill, taking her gradually and seamlessly from rather disturbed to completely psychotic. Her recovery is much less smooth, depicted in a series of breakthroughs rather than a steady upward progression; it's just a bit too pat sometimes (I've never known someone who was profoundly mentally ill who didn't have a few relapses along the road to sanity), and the level of functioning she displays in the end is unrealistic considering the circumstances, but these are relatively minor concerns. For the most part, the novel's descriptions of hospital life are accurate, though in my experience it's rare for staff to so much as lay a hand on a patient without rubber gloves on, let alone engage in all the touchy-feely stuff Nolan describes.

"Dancing on the Edge" is gritty, poetic, wounding, suspenseful, dark, redemptive. Teens and adults should enjoy it, as should the more exceptionally mature preteens.

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