Pretending to dance by Diane Chamberlain

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  • Family secrets,
  • Adoption,
  • Fiction

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StatementDiane Chamberlain
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3553.H2485 P74 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination339 pages
Number of Pages339
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27188631M
ISBN 101250010748
ISBN 109781250010742
LC Control Number2015025328
OCLC/WorldCa913470029

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This book was terribly slow. It flips between 14 year old Molly in NC to 38 year old Molly in San Diego. I don't know who is more annoying, the 14 year old or the 38 year old. On a plus note, while most of the characters in "Pretending to Dance" were very annoying/boring, there were a few who were really great, stand out characters.

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The summer seems idyllic at first. The mountains are Molly's playground and she's well loved by her father, a therapist famous for books he's written about a.

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