Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dream Chaser by Angie Stanton

Another review by Jasmine!

Protagonist Age:
Mild (kissing)
Controlled Substance:
Mild (underage drinking, “special” brownies)
Special Issues:
Some bullying
AR Level/Points:
Suggested Age:
12 and up
Comments on Specific Events:
a girl tries to overcome fears and lots of peer pressure

Synopsis from Goodreads
Willow Thomas has a bad habit of running away from things that scare her. And most recently, she quit her high school cheerleading squad after a terrifying fall.

With time on her hands, she auditions for a musical production directed by a Broadway choreographer. Just as things are looking up, Willow discovers she will be performing opposite Eli McAvoy, the best friend she abandoned three years before. To make matters worse, the kids in the musical hate her, her singing sucks, and her dog is sick.

Eli has grown up during their years apart and now possesses confidence and good looks, as well as a giant chip on his shoulder. He is in no hurry to play nice with Willow, but their entwined roles in the musical lead to entwined bodies in the backseat of his car.

Just when Willow finally has her life under control, another surprise is delivered in the form of her greatest challenge yet. Will she run or finally stand and face her fears? And will Eli be there to help or turn his back on her for good?

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