Instructions for dancing

by Yoon, Nicola,

Format: Book on CD 2021
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA CD/BK FIC YOON
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA CD/BK FIC YOON

"A charming, wholehearted love story that's sure to make readers swoon."-- Entertainment Weekly

"Nicola Yoon writes from the heart in this beautiful love story."--Good Morning America

"It's like an emotional gut punch--so beautiful and also heart-wrenching."-- US Weekly

In this romantic page-turner from the author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, Evie has the power to see other people's romantic fates--what will happen when she finally sees her own?

Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.

As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything--including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he's only just met.

Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it's that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After catching her dad cheating, Evie stopped believing in Happily Ever Afters, but when a trip to donate her romance-novel collection leads to an eerie encounter with a witchy old woman, Evie finds that she's been bestowed with a supernatural power: whenever she witnesses a couple kissing, she receives a vision of their entire relationship, from hopeful beginning to inevitable end. Her search for an explanation leads her to La Brea Dance studio, where she meets gorgeous, spontaneous aspiring rocker Xavier (or X), and the two are paired in an amateur dance contest. As Evie and X practice, they develop their undeniable chemistry, but Evie's visions--and her father's impending remarriage--continue to shake her faith in love. Yoon returns with another irresistible romance, this time with a metafictional look at the genre and a dash of magic that makes the proceedings all the more engaging--and fun. There may be nothing easier than slipping into Yoon's smooth, flowing prose and into the hearts of her characters. The story layers in Evie's troubling superpower, her reluctant crush, the dance competition, the changing relationships in her friend group, and the fallout with her father without stumbling or overcomplicating matters. And the resonance only grows when Evie and X share a climactic kiss on the dance floor and Evie's ensuing vision changes everything. An endearing, affecting exploration of the journey of love.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Everything Yoon touches turns to gold--and gets a film adaptation--and this cinematic supernatural romance will be no exception. Stock up!"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "After her parents' divorce, romance enthusiast Evie Thomas, 17, swears off love. Donating the last of her romance book collection in the process, she comes across a neighborhood library box and a mysterious woman who encourages her to take a book for herself. Evie doesn't think much of the volume, Instruc-tions for Dancing, but realizes that something strange is occurring when she sees her sister, Danica, kissing her boyfriend, and has a vision of both how they got together and how they'll break up. After Evie sees the romantic fates of other kissing couples, her best friend urges her to visit the "please return to" address in the book--the La Brea Dance studio. There, Evie is sucked in by the magnetic owners, fiery instructor Fifi and the owners' grandson, X, and is persuaded to join the LA Danceball competition to help the studio gain clients. With X as her partner, she learns the steps to leading with her heart. With deadpan humor, realistically wrought relationships among the Black principal cast, and a well-executed fantastical element, Yoon (Everything, Everything) delivers a story of love's unpredictability and the importance of perspective that unfolds with ease and heart. Ages 12--up. Agents: Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika, Alloy Entertainment. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Ability -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Ballroom dancing -- Fiction.
Divorce -- Fiction.
First loves -- Fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
Love -- Fiction.
Dating -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Listening Library,2021
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Bahni Turpin.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781984839213
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