It is so incredibly satisfying when an author's second novel exceeds your expectations, and Christine Day does just that with her sophomore book for the tween set. Maisie, our main character, struggles to find her footing after a devastating injury renders her unable to do the one thing she adores more than anything else: dance ballet. The book is again set in Seattle, so it's extra relevant to locals, as Day again contextualizes her heroine's indigenous identity with history about local tribes (Maisie's mother is Makah, stepfather is lower Elwha Klallam). Day also presents Maisie's increasing symptoms of anxiety and depression with intentional care and plenty of parental support. Another thoughtful tale from a writer who's just getting started!