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Instructions for Dancing - by Nicola Yoon

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"After picking up a book from the library, Yvette--who has given up on love--gains the ability to see how other people's romantic relationships will end"--

Book Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance.

Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.

As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything--including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he's only just met.

Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it's that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?

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A Junior Library Guild selection

★ "An endearing, affecting exploration of the journey of love. Everything Yoon touches turns to gold and this cinematic supernatural romance will be no exception."--Booklist, starred review

★ A remarkable, irresistible love story that will linger long after readers turn the final page.--Kirkus, starred review

"Yoon delivers a story of love's unpredictability and the importance of perspective that unfolds with ease and heart."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Nicola Yoon:

★ An exhilarating, hopeful novel exploring identity, family, the love of science and the science of love, dark matter and interconnectedness--is about seeing and being seen and the possibility of love... and it shines. --Shelf Awareness, starred review

★ "Moving and suspenseful." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Lyrical and sweeping, full of hope, heartbreak, fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart. --Booklist, starred review

★ Fresh and compelling. --The Horn Book, starred review

★ With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying.--Kirkus, starred review

★ "A love story that is smart without being cynical, heartwarming without being cloying, and schmaltzy in all the best ways."--The Bulletin, starred review

"[A] fresh, moving debut." --Entertainment Weekly

"Gorgeous and lyrical." --The New York Times Book Review

"Will give you butterflies." --Seventeen

"A do-not-miss for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell (aka everyone)." --Justine

"YA book lovers, your newest obsession is here."--MTV

About The Author

Nicola Yoon is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, both of which have been turned into major motion pictures. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, novelist David Yoon, and their daughter. She's also a hopeless romantic who firmly believes that you can fall in love in an instant and that it can last forever.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x .8 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Nicola Yoon
Book theme: Emotions & Feelings
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2021
TCIN: 81473259
UPC: 9781524718961
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-3942
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.25 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

May I have this dance?

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Piscesbambina - 3 years ago
I did not expect to love this story as much as I did.. I also did not expect it to wreck me the way it did!! It is the perfect bittersweet romance that sprinkles a bit of magic on you all the way to the last page.
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just as wonderful as yoon's other books!

5 out of 5 stars
GracieReadsYA - 3 years ago
5 stars! my thoughts while reading:* 1: there are 60 chapters. 60. how 2: I’m hooked 10: “If he were furniture, he’d be a really nice looking shag carpet.” lol this book is funny! 15: oooh that explains the title 30: I want a martin 45: alright alright alright, we’ve got a tall, newly-single hottie in a band.... sounds like a love interest to meeee 63: and the plot thickens! a dance contest! 72: he’s BLOCKING THE SUN FOR HER yeah ok I love x already 75: ha! this mini chapter is such a clever way to move the plot forward quickly!! now I see how there are 60 chapters 93: X GOT DEPTH. love an honest, upfront guy with a backstory 114: a beachside bonfire sounds incredible right now 120: YES GIRL, KISS YO MAN 127: noooooo! nooooo!!!! 160: thought there'd be more dancing 185: YES for realistic text convos 209: ok wait. how do they have time for 3 hour dance practices every morning when evie is in school? 210: ahh. they practice at night 237: UM OKAY NO ABSOLUTELY NOT THAT CANNOT BE A REAL FUTURE I AM CRYING THIS IS NOT ALRIGHT THIS CANT HAPPEN NO NO NO NO NO 262: graduations are so sad ugh 279: okay good ending....... be still my hopeless romantic heart 280: OKAY YEAH THAT WAS GOOD!! nicola yoon always delivers. I'm crying actual tears overall: ok WOW this was good!! there was a surprising lot of depth and backstory. evie's "superpower" to see visions of people's relationships was creative, fun, and heartbreaking. x is the dreamiest dreamboat to ever exist. evie's relationships with her family melted my heart. and her friends! martin is a gem. ugh. wow this was really good... I just finished reading and am too emotional to write a legit review. please do yourself a favor and read instructions for dancing. you will absolutely not regret it! *these page numbers are based on the advance readers copy edition
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