Monday, December 13, 2021

The Big Reveal by Jen Larsen


Addie is a talented dancer.  Her mother tells her she's fat but that doesn't slow her down.  It's when she gets accepted to dance studio in Milan that her troubles begin.  She has to pay her way and her mother doesn't have the money.

Henry Holt and Company and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  I has been published and you can get a copy now.

Addie and her friends decide to do burlesque show.  They will show skin but will not be nude.  They know the school wouldn't let them do it, so they find an empty room and put the show on after curfew.  They make a nice sum of money on the first show, but someone has told the principal about it.

The principal accuses them of being immoral. Addie tries to explain but he won't listen.  There are names being called, people seem to focus on her fat rather than her dancing.  She feels bad but she doesn't give up.  It's good that she has supportive friends.  

She figures out a way to show the principal and school board it's not bad.  This is a good example of how to stand up for yourself...  

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