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The Resource I wanna be where you are, Kristina Forest

I wanna be where you are, Kristina Forest

Label
I wanna be where you are
Title
I wanna be where you are
Statement of responsibility
Kristina Forest
Title variation
I want to be where you are
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Chloe Pierce's mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition. But Chloe hits her first speed bump when her annoying neighbor Eli insists upon hitching a ride, threatening to tell Chloe's mom if she leaves him and his smelly dog, Geezer, behind. So now Chloe's chasing her ballet dreams down the east coast--two unwanted (but kinda cute) passengers in her car, butterflies in her stomach, and a really dope playlist on repeat
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Review
  • Grades 9-12 Chloe wants to audition for a ballet program in NYC, but her mom shuts it down. Determined to keep chasing her dream, Chloe concocts a plan to drive to an audition while her mom is away on holiday. But, from the beginning, everything goes wrong: Chloe's cute but obnoxious neighbor blackmails his way (and his dog's) along for the ride, and they get into a car crash before she even makes it to the dance hall. The end result, though, is an epic road trip and an adorable, unexpected romance accompanied by a sick playlist. This entire story, told through Chloe's perspective, is about rule-breaking—but not the bad kind. Instead, it's about doing all of the things that are difficult and brave in order to get what you want. This debut is heartfelt, and it'll hit home for people who are insecure, who feel like their bodies don't match their interests, who struggle to understand the feelings of others. -- Kristina Pino (Reviewed 2/28/2020) (Booklist, vol 116, number 12)
  • Gr 7 Up—Dance is the thing that brings joy to Chloe's life. That's why she's determined to audition for Avery Johnson's conservatory, a place where she will be among dancers of all colors and shapes and where she will fit in more than she does now. Her dark skin doesn't match the lighter tones of the girls in her studio. But her mother will not let her audition, so Chloe schemes to drive from her New Jersey home to Washington, DC, to audition while her mother is on vacation. Chloe's neighbor and former crush, Eli, figures out her plan and invites himself and his dog along for the ride. Chloe's history with Eli is full of ups and downs, and this journey follows the same path. But in sorting out her feelings about Eli, Chloe figures out some important truths about herself as well. Chloe and Eli are both interesting and layered characters, and the plot has enough twists and turns to keep even the most prescient readers guessing. Readers can't help but root for Chloe and Eli to overcome their past and move toward a future together. VERDICT A strong debut, recommended for dancers and wallflowers alike.—Kelly Jo Lasher, Middle Township High School, Cape May Court House, NJ --Kelly Jo Lasher (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 5, p79)
  • Seventeen-year-old Chloe goes on a road trip to audition for a dance conservatory. With her mom away on a cruise, good girl Chloe Pierce resolves to attend auditions in Washington, D.C., for her dream school, a prestigious ballet conservatory, even though her widowed mom said no, wanting her to remain closer to home. Just as she leaves New Jersey, handsome-but-loathed neighbor Eli Greene fake blackmails her into taking him—and his dog—along and giving them a ride to the train station in D.C., therefore shortening his trip to see his father in North Carolina. Chloe unhappily complies, her anger toward him eventually explained by an incident from their shared past. The plot meanders along, and so do the pair of black teens (and the dog), eventually reaching the auditions and talking openly about their unresolved history. Chloe’s former crush on Eli is resurrected, but thankfully only after he’s properly apologized for his misdeeds. The ending feels a bit pat, as does Chloe’s assumption that Eli’s insistence that everything happens for a reason is indeed the truth. This is a slow, quiet book best suited to contemplative readers who can forgive the uneven pacing and minimal character development. A decent debut from a promising new writer—readers will hope for a stronger sophomore offering . (Fiction. 12-18) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10784083
Cataloging source
NZLEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forest, Kristina
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bildungsromans
  • Coming of age
Target audience
adolescent
Label
I wanna be where you are, Kristina Forest
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099950089
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781250294883
Lccn
2018955874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1099950089
Label
I wanna be where you are, Kristina Forest
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099950089
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781250294883
Lccn
2018955874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1099950089

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