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About the Book

Lauren in the Limelight is a 65,000-word work of middle-grade fiction that chronicles the year that 12-year-old Lauren Lightfoot goes on pointe, a hard-earned milestone in every young dancer's training.

Lauren’s joy, however, is short lived. Her whole world turns upside down when a mysterious new girl, Serena, usurps the leading role in the spring recital. 

Catapulted into a tumultuous rivalry with her new adversary, Lauren is driven to audition for the world-renowned Pacific Northwest Ballet School and fight for the lead in her school’s production of Alice in Wonderland. As things start to look up for Lauren, however, unthinkable betrayal turns a hard-won personal victory into heartbreaking disappointment. At the same time, Lauren begins to see that Serena’s perfect life is not all it seems.