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Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she is not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet, but it may also mean real friendships.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
ISBN: 9781481405980
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Etta is a black, bi, former dancer with a non-specified eating disorder. Labels are a drag.

Etta does not feel accepted by anyone as a bisexual, African American teen with an eating disorder. All she wants is to get out of Nebraska and go to an arts high school in New York. As she prepares for an audition, new friendships force her to examine her identity and her need to be accepted.

Etta doesn't fit in anywhere. She's too straight for the gay kids and too gay for the straight kids, not skinny or white enough for ballet, not sick enough to look anorexic. Until she meets Bianca—the straight, white, Christian girl in Etta's therapy group—and the two become fast friends. But can... Read More »

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