Title: Instructions for Dancing
By: Nicola Yoon
Call #: YA Fiction Yoon.N
A romance with a supernatural twist that Yoon uses to pose a critically important question to the reader. So just when you are having the most fun enjoying the story suddenly, a gut punch. How would you answer?
Evie, a high school senior, is upset about her parents’ divorce and especially its cause, his father’s new fiancé. She gathers up all her old paperback romances to donate to her local library — no more reading about love! While donating, she acquires a crazy new skill; she can see the past, present and future end of the relationship between people she sees kissing. This talent only underscores how angry Evie is about loss. How to lose this talent? Competitive dancing, of course! While she learns to dance, Evie also has to decide how much else she wants to learn about love and loss.