From Dance Moms star and So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation
judge Maddie Ziegler, comes the first novel in a brand-new middle grade
trilogy about friendship, dance, and going after your dreams.
Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she
learned to walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her
first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before
the school year starts, Harper's parents drop a bombshell–the family has
to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut to sunny Florida for
their jobs. That means saying goodbye to her friends, dance team, trips
to see shows in NYC–and did she mention dance team?
While her parents reassure her that they will find her a new studio as
soon as they move, Harper is not happy. When she arrives, she realizes
that the competition in Florida will be fierce and it doesn't matter how
talented she is–she’s the new girl and will have to prove herself.
During her very first class, Harper finds it harder than she thought it
would be. Even though they are all the same age and have been dancing
for roughly the same amount of time, it feels like everyone has better
feet, quicker turns, and faster taps than Harper. And it doesn't help
that a group of girls, who nicknamed themselves The Bunheads, wonder how
she made the team if she can't even do a simple turn sequence in front
of the class.
Thankfully, Harper befriends Lily, a fellow newbie in the studio
who is just as eager to make her mark and find a friendly face. With a
big competition coming up for the dance team, Harper is determined to
show everyone–especially those Bunheads–what she's made of! And when a
very badly-timed sprained ankle threatens all of the work they have
done, the Bunheads, Lily, and Harper must learn to truly work together
to give them their best shot at the top spot!