Learning that a local girl who was humiliated at a prior event is trying to sabotage the Stoneybrook Middle School Mischief Night Dance, the baby-sitters hope to stop the girl and set things right.
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Our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, but I’d have to miss to dance.
Garth Brooks may think that dancing is all well and good, but please remember: Every time you dance, you could be dancing with death. As this scintillating novel by Ellen Miles and Ann M. Martin proves beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Let us call to mind some famous dances: 1) The dance from Carrie. How did that go? 2) The Danse Macabre by Camile Saint Säens (written in 1874), and Scherzo (Dance of Death), Op. 14 of the Ballad of Heroes by Benjamin Britten, which sounds like Benjamin Button, who also had a bad time. And 3) “The Dance,” by singer-songwriter Garth Brooks, which has more of a positive take on dancing.
Anyway, a man died.
This book is like a dance, because you’re real funny looking but that’s alright ‘cuz you get things cooking, and they say you’re ugly but that shouldn’t phase you because you’re getting busy in the girls’ pants, and you’ve even got your own dance: The Humpty Dance. This is your chance to do the hump.
Everybody: Clap your hands for this book. Which is about a dance … of DEATH. We already told you: A man died.
This is the best (and scariest) book we’ve read in a fortnight, and you’re going to want to dance with these fantastic characters even more than you like to dance the floss. (From Fortnite.)
One star reluctantly deducted because this is a Stacey book.
– Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring (P.S. We loved this one.)