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by Dorian Cirrone


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Dorian Cirrone Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You In memory of my parents, Eleanor and John Cirrone Contents Chapter 1 It isn’t every day you walk into your sister’s bedroo. I doubled over in the rocking chair and screamed, Stop, you’re killing me. Then I grabbed a pillow from the back of the bed and beat Joey over the head with it. Meanwhile Paterson remained unfazed by the performance, lost in her world of simulated surgery.

Dorian Cirrone (Author). The drama escalates when blood-red toe shoes start appearing around school with the scary tagline, "Dancing in red shoes will kill you," an allusion to the disturbing Red Shoes folktale, which fuels an energetic discussion of gender issues and the feminine ideal. Readers' attention may stray when the emphasis shifts from Kayla's internal conflict to a censorship brouhaha over an "obscene" feminist art project.

Dorian Cirrone is a first-time author who has studied and taught ballet for more than twenty years. Then a pair of red shoes appear with a note bearing the book's title. She lives in South Florida with her husband, two children, and a pair of iguanas that appear mysteriously in her backyard every now and then. With both her career and life in danger, and with her peers (especially the boys) openly and enjoyably discussing her appearance, Kayla becomes uncomfortable in the limelight. This book offers revelations and relevé, music and art, costumes and conflict.

From Gray, she said. He’d been gone two weeks and we’d been e-mailing almost every day, so the package was no surprise

From Gray, she said. He’d been gone two weeks and we’d been e-mailing almost every day, so the package was no surprise. on plopped beside me. Several brochures, as well as a sealed card with my name on the envelope, fell out onto my rumpled sheets. Paterson said, picking up the card. I grabbed it from her and stuck it in my top drawer. Okay, okay, I get it, she said. She made a couple of smooching noises, picked up a pamphlet, and then read the words that Gray.

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Cirrone did a nice job using the dance world to highlight teenaged body image issues and societal expectations and pressures surrounding bodies, especially but not limited to girls'. Sixteen year old Kayla is a ballerina.

Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You. by Dorian Cirrone. Cirrone did a nice job using the dance world to highlight teenaged body image issues and societal expectations and pressures surrounding bodies, especially but not limited to girls'. She works hard and is quite good.

By Dorian Cirrone Explain the meaning of The Red Shoes, both the books and the movie, and show why the author included them.

Awards and Recognition. Teacher’s Guide to Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You Created by Dr. Joni Richards Bodart. Body image; dance; friendship; self knowledge; prejudice; stereotypes; sexism; school; politics; art; censorship; family relationships; homosexuality; humor; lying; revenge; individuality; love; dating; working; writing; poetry; secrets; betrayal. Explain the meaning of The Red Shoes, both the books and the movie, and show why the author included them. Explain your understanding of obscenity, and why Paterson’s art project is or isn’t obscene.

7 up. Sixteen-year-old Kayla, a ballet dancer with very large breasts, and her sister Paterson, an artist, are both helped and hindered by classmates as they confront sexism, conformity. Sixteen-year-old Kayla, a ballet dancer with very large breasts, and her sister Paterson, an artist, are both helped and hindered by classmates as they confront sexism, conformity, and censorship at their high school for the arts while still managing to maintain their sense of humor. 159 printed pages. Kayla never really thought of her double Ds as problem breasts. It made them sound like children who wouldn't behave. Kayla Callaway has prima ballerina grace and something else that most ballerinas don't have: a full figure. Her heart is set on a future in dance. Unfortunately, her proportions just got her cast as an ugly stepsister in Florida Arts High School's production of Cinderella

I hadn't really thought of my breasts as "problem breasts." It made them sound like children who wouldn't behave. No bra was going to keep these babies a secret. And those tips for the full-figured girl in the magazines? Please. Even NASA couldn't design a tank suit to camouflage my proportions.

Kayla Callaway has been studying ballet since she learned to walk, and her heart is set on a future in the dance world. She's sure she'll get a solo part in Cinderella, the spring ballet at her high school.

But when the parts are finally posted, Kayla is shocked that she's only landed a role as a stepsister –– and an ugly one, at that! The brutal truth: Ballet and big boobs don't mix. Suddenly Kayla's dream for the future has become a real-life fractured fairy tale.

To make matters worse, bloodred pointe shoes with threatening messages start popping up all over school. When Kayla learns that she'll be wearing red pointe shoes in the ballet, she wonders if the messages are meant for her. But who are they from? And more important -- what do they mean?


Comments: (6)

Azago
I read this book several years ago and I could not put it down, I loved it! It was funny, sad, and romantic with a really good story behind it. I had to buy one for my two teenage granddaughters and my daughter who is in her mid thirties - they loved it too!
Read it! You won't be sorry I promise!!
Ynye
This is a delightful and fast-paced book, which also thoughtfully explores issues such as body image and artistic passion. Not only is the main character endearing and makes us root for her as she worries about her body, a boy, and rivalries at school, but each supporting character is fully drawn. I liked the humor throughout the book, as well as the inciteful glimpses of the pressures of being a voluptuous ballet dancer.
Nuadazius
I enjoyed every minute reading this book. If you want a light, silly book it will surely make you giggle!
LadyShlak
Ballet dancers know that talent isn't always enough to keep their career afloat. They have to have determination, dedication, passion, and technical accuracy, give amazing auditions and performances - and maintain a certain physique. There are those who adhere to strict diets in order to maintain a certain weight, and some sadly resort to dangerous tactics to keep a slim figure, jeopardizing their health AND their career in doing so.

But what if a healthy, talented young dancer is naturally curvy?

When teen ballerina Kayla becomes, how shall we say, more shapely up top, a teacher recommends that she have a reduction surgery. News spreads quickly at her performing arts school, causing a private matter to become even more public, more obvious, and more embarrassing. Then a pair of red shoes appear with a note bearing the book's title. With both her career and life in danger, and with her peers (especially the boys) openly and enjoyably discussing her appearance, Kayla becomes uncomfortable in the limelight.

This book offers revelations and relevé, music and art, costumes and conflict. Years of rigorous training has made Kayla nothing if not determined, and, with the support of her sister and a few other supporting players, she holds her head up high and retains both her integrity and her love for dance. Dorian Cirrone has written a story to celebrate, all about sticking up for yourself (and others), sticking to your dreams, and having a positive self-image.
Aurizar
Kayla Calloway has a big problem! It's her breasts. They seem to get in the way (literally and figuratively) and might prevent Kayla from pursuing her lifelong dream to be a professional ballerina. Although this novel from Dorian Cirrone is funny and fast-paced, it also explores questions surrounding body image in a thoughtful way. Teen readers will enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance and the sweet romance between Kayla and Gray.
-- Reviewed by Michelle Delisle
Samugor
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You is an important novel by first time author, Dorian Cirrone. Ms. Cirrone tackles the politics of female body image through the story of Kayla, a ballet dancer with size double D breasts who is heckled by classmates and encouraged to pursue plastic surgery by her dance instructor if she wants to get leading roles as a ballerina. Another more subtle message in the book is females supporting other females in their success.

Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You has a fantastic cast of characters--from Paterson, the feminist, to Joey's humor to Gray, Kayla's hot love interest--and a plot that will keep the reader turning to the next page and the next and the next...

This is a must buy book for mothers and fathers who want to reinforce the importance of a positive self-image for their daughters.
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Dorian Cirrone
ISBN: 0060557028
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (February 1, 2005)