After breaking her ankle, Marta has nothing left in Billings except maybe her friends, but she decides to go back home and restart her career. While she works to keep rent, it seems that her mom has moved on from her leaving; she has a boyfriend and she was using Marta's room as an office. Marta works a variety of jobs to keep going: some at the local theater and some at Mrs. Holland's dance studio where she practically grew up. Her theater job leaves her in the company of a young man named Dennis. After Steve sees her with him, will their relationship recover?
When seventeen-year-old Marta finally enters the world of professional ballet in 1957, it is not what she expects. And when she walks in late without her clothes or bags because the train lost them, Madame Cosper, from the Intermountain Ballet Company, seems to hate her from the start. Despite her many setbacks, she befriends two fellow dancers as well as gets herself into a deeply complicated yet fun relationship with a college reporter. As her friendships grow and her life becomes dramatic, can she stay on track and continue to dance safely and keep her boyfriend from leaving her?
The Thief’s Apprentice is about a boy named Oliver and the secret he finds out about the Ruminating Claw. The Ruminating Claw is a feared thief who steals art and returns it the next day. All of London is scared of him. Oliver lives in a mansion with people who serve him like a king. It turns out the Ruminating Claw is Oliver’s butler, Mr. Scant! Oliver thinks that Mr.
In the book Fair to Hope, Velma, a foster child, joins a group called the Taram. When she finds herself a new title, that of Kachina, she must kill a loved one to save the world, but she doesn't want to follow through with that. If she doesn't, she will die and so will the world. All she wants is to save the world, so she decides to run from her fate. She runs to a town called Fair Hope to escape her past, but it's bound to haunt her.