The Cursed Ballet

From the Series The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Every time the Dario Quincy Academy has performed Giselle, the ballet’s lead dancer has died. That’s what the rumors say, anyway. But Ophelia doesn’t believe in all that. She’s determined to win the lead and beat the so-called curse.

As Ophelia begins sneaking out at night to practice Giselle’s moves, she meets a mysterious boy hiding in the shadows. He’s got great moves, and his looks aren’t bad either. After a series of secret meetings, Ophelia starts to feel drained of her strength. She even blacks out during dance class. Is she just pushing herself too hard? Or are the boy and the curse connected?

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS YAF045000, YAF047010, YAF038000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 610
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 160097
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Awards

Awards

  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2014

Author: Megan Atwood

Megan Atwood lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing at a local college and the Loft Literary Center. She has an M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults.