How It Feels to Fly

How It Feels to Fly

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For as long as Samantha can remember, she's wanted to be a professional dancer. But she's beset by crippling anxiety about her appearance, which threatens to crush her dreams entirely. On her dance teacher's recommendation, Sam is sent to a summer treatment camp for teen artists and athletes who are struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. If she can make progress, she'll be allowed to attend a crucial ballet intensive. But when asked to open up about her deepest insecurities, secret behaviors, and paralyzing fears to complete strangers, Sam can't cope. A compelling novel about body, mind, and the courage it takes to become who you want to be. --
Publisher: New York :, Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062387349
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION Holmes Kathryn
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,22 cm


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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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