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Stay on Your Toes, Maggie Adams

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Written in the mid 80s by someone who grew up in the 40s or earlier and it shows The main emotional conflict of the book is that Maggie in the 40s or earlier and it shows The main emotional conflict of the book is that Maggie boyfriend wants her to uit dancing in SF and move to Boston where he s studying at MIT and Maggie Au bagne realises this will probably end her career so sheefuses This is a easonable emotional conflict and in itself doesn t feel too dated but the fact that neither Maggie nor the other characters ever imagine that she might have options OTHER than ballet or marry the guy does feel very odd And several of the other women are depicted as facing similar choices it s marriage or dance nothing else no college or other careers In spite of this the book manages to be pretty feminist in its depiction of Maggie s dedication to her career but I still found the narrowness of vision Poor Maggie Adams Her dancer boyfriend not only doesn't appreciate that she is an outstanding ballet dancer but he appreciate that she is an outstanding ballet dancer but he asks her to move from San Francisco
to boston to 
Boston to with him The Prima Balle. Dd That contributed to the two stars but the eal was that the book was boring Maggie s conflict isn t enough to power the book was boring Maggie conflict isn t enough to power the book but it fills her mind so thoroughly that
the subplots about 
subplots about friends don t Jacques Prevert really come to life Also I was struck by how unpleasant all the characters tended to be to one another If someone consistently talked to me the way that Maggie her friends talk to each other in this book I wouldn t consider them a friend but they seem to take the snippiness and impatience and so forth for granted I find unpleasant behavior unpleasant toead about As a ballet dancer now teacher this deals with anorexia the pressure of being in the corps de ballet and trying to move up the anks dealing with mental health and a lot of the demons in ballet well I ve been hoping for thi. Rina is jealous of Maggie the director of the company singles her out for constant criticism and abuse a close friend succumbs to anorexia and delusions her two oommates are having boyfriend trou.
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S final book in the trilogy to show up in a used bookstore for about twenty years Finally my husband just ordered it for me and I eread the first two in preparation I still like the first book where Maggie turns fifteen and her mother decides to go to college But here Maggie is nineteen And The Story Hasn T the story hasn t
a bit none 
bit None the characters has grown or progressed Maggie and Doug have the same argument over and over and over in all three books and there s nothing to indicate they have any kind of eal elationship It s terrifying to imagine that women actually considered marriage proposals at eighteen and nineteen based on elationships like that Sadly the story and the writing are just cringe inducing Every exchange And Interaction Is Repetitive And Simple If interaction is epetitive and simple If like dance books ead the first on. Bles and when an attractive Swedish director asks Maggie a mere apprentice dancer to fill in during ehearsals for the injured Prima Ballerina Maggie endures jealousy and pettiness but wins acclai.

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