From author Christina June comes Everywhere You Want to Be, a modern tale inspired by the classic Red Riding Hood.Matilda Castillo has always done what she was told, but when she gets injured senior years, she watches her dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer slip away. So when Tilly gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer with a New York dance troupe, nothing can stop her from saying yes--not her mother, not her fears of the big city, and not the commitment she made to Georgetown. Tilly's mother allows her to go on two conditions: one, Tilly will regularly visit her abuela in New Jersey, and two, after the summer, she'll give up dancing and go off to college.Armed with her red vintage sunglasses and her pros and cons lists, Tilly strikes out, determined to turn a summer job into a career. Along the way she meets new friends ... and new enemies. Tilly isn't the only one desperate to dance, and fellow troupe member Sabrina Wolfrik intends to succeed at any cost. But despite dodging sabotage and blackmail attempts from Sabrina, Tilly can't help but fall in love with the city, especially since Paolo, a handsome musician from her past, is also calling New York home for the summer.As the weeks wind down and the competition with Sabrina heats up, Tilly's future is on the line. She must decide whether to follow her mother's path to Georgetown or leap into the unknown to pursue her own dreams....
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Everywhere You Want to Be Reviews
*I received this book through NetGalley in return for a honest review*
The world has been inundated with coming of age stories, but this book is one that brings something new to the table. Telling the story of Tilly an aspiring dancer recovering from an injury that could have ended her career and her last ditch effort to become a professional dancer with a summer in New York before she is supposed to start University.
This story avoided so many of the stereotypes that I was scared that this book w ...more
Lucky me -- I scored a very early read. More on this book's adorableness to come, but for now, contemporary dance + NYC + cute drummer boy = yes, please!
Christina June is a master at weaving a modern day fairy tale. Her newest novel is even better than the first. I loved reading about Tilly, her dedication, and the challenges she faced. The appearances by familiar characters was an added plus.
Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.
I clicked on this YA contemporary fiction ARC for the Red Riding Hood retelling label and I stuck around for the incredible female friendships that Tilly has with her roommate, Charlotte and stepsister, Tatum and also for the world of contemporary dance. As an aside, when I owned a television I spent a couple of summers totally obsessed with SYTYCD USA & SYTYCDCanada. So many great routines, but it was the contempora ...more
This book is so sweet and honest and beautiful. GREAT characters--I love how the main character tries as hard as she can to show compassion towards the rival dancer who's making her life so hard. There's a sweet romance underlying the story, but it's really about following your dreams, even when it means risking everything. Plus, it will transport you to New York City!
I really enjoyed this book. We get to follow along on the journey of chasing down your dreams. I appreciated the characters and could see the challenges they faced. A good book!
Center Stage meets Little Red Riding Hood! Christina nails the atmosphere of NYC and its magicalness. I love NYC and this book took me right back there (which I needed because I'm skipping BookExpo this year as it's still too soon after the loss of my mom to go on vacation). I loved this even more than It Started With Goodbye, although Tatum and Abuela make appearances throughout, which was lovely. I also tend to read a lot of YA thrillers where female friendships often lead to murder, so it was ...more
This was so freaking cute. And I loved seeing more of Tilly's story. Full review to come.
Thank you to Christina June for sending me an ARC!