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"Ballerina" is the story of two dancers. One, Stephanie Lang, who grew up dancing. Her mother, Anna is a former dancer whose one goal in life is to see her daughter achieve what she was never able to: to be a ballerina in a famous company like American Ballet Theatre.

The second, Christine Avery, whose mother is staunchly opposed to seeing her daughter enter this field of work. Christine's family is rich and does not consider dance a worthwhile profession. Christine has a medical condition called Petersen's Syndrome and is dying. Her one dream is to be a ballerina.

Together, Anna, Christine and Stephanie join forces in New York where the two girls embark on their journey to try to make it in the demanding and cut throat world of dance.   
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Life of a profession:    -   dancer Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   dying Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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