Last Dance

Last Dance

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Rachel Deering's dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer has to be put on hold when she finds out that she has diabetes, but the lessons she learns in managing her disease help her take control of her life.

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Rachel Deering has her eyes on her toes: she wants to become a world-class ballerina. As a 14-year-old, she is already one of the best dancers in the country. Just as she prepares for an audition for an opening with a prestigious dance troupe, Rachel starts having some very disturbing symptoms. After collapsing at school, she has many tests and her doctor tells her the news: She has diabetes. Now her world consists of blood tests, insulin shots, a controlled diet, and constant fear that she will have a reaction and end up unable to dance—or worse.

Publisher: Plain City, Ohio : Darby Creek Pub., 2005, c1982
ISBN: 9781581960310
Characteristics: 143 p. ; 17 cm
Alternative Title: Will I ever dance again?


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Jul 05, 2010

This wasen't one of my favorites by her. I found the main character didn't go through enough to really be able to feel for her and want to read how she deals with it. It's like Ms. McDaniel's could have put more detail into it. On the other hand it might be inspirational for someone who want's to be a dancer.


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