Please, Please, Please

✓ Please, Please, Please Î Rachel Vail - Please, Please, Please, Please Please Please CJ Hurley must juggle the demands of becoming a professional ballet dancer pleasing her mother and having fun with her friends ✓ Please, Please, Please Î Rachel Vail - Please, Please, Please, Please Please Please CJ Hurley must juggle the demands of becoming a professional ballet dancer pleasing her mother and having fun with her friends

  • Title: Please, Please, Please
  • Author: Rachel Vail
  • ISBN: 9780439087629
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
Please, Please, Please

✓ Please, Please, Please Î Rachel Vail, Please, Please, Please, Rachel Vail, Please Please Please CJ Hurley must juggle the demands of becoming a professional ballet dancer pleasing her mother and having fun with her friends ✓ Please, Please, Please Î Rachel Vail - Please, Please, Please, Please Please Please CJ Hurley must juggle the demands of becoming a professional ballet dancer pleasing her mother and having fun with her friends

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Please, Please, Please

About “Rachel Vail

  • Rachel Vail

    BirthI was born on July 25, 1966, in NEW YORK CITY, and grew up in New Rochelle, NY, with my mother, my father, and my younger brother Jon And down the street from my future husband, though of course I didn t know that until much later InterestsSome details, I do know I was very into reading and theater, so I read every book I could get my hands on especially realistic fiction, either contemporary or historical and took acting workshops and auditioned for every play in school, camp, or the community I played Peter Pan, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and lots of extremely memorable chorus parts for instance, I was girl number two in Fiddler on the Roof the one who said We heard about your sister, Chava I didn t care I just wanted to be on stage Waiting backstage before curtain call, after giving my all in a performance, was the best feeling I knew In seventh grade I started taking magic lessons, and by eighth grade I was making all my own spending money by performing at kids birthday parties as a clown named Tallulah I liked the freedom of wearing all that grease paint I could be as wacky and un cool as I wanted I tried dance but felt so clumsy I faked a sprained ankle to get out of the recital I took voice lessons which made me a little light headed and I was afraid of the voice teacher s growling, drooling Doberman and both saxophone and piano, neither of which I ever practiced I did well in school but started a lot of my work at the last minute, in a crazy mad dash, so that it was never late but there were usually careless errors or areas I had to fudge I had this idea that to work hard at something was sort of a negative, an admission that I didn t have natural talent If I wasn t going to be Mozart and have the music or dance, or math, or social studies term paper, or whatever channeled through me from God, then I was just embarrassing myself by all that workmanlike effort I didn t get over that idea until after college, by the way.Career AmbitionsI never really planned to be a writer I planned to be a financial wizard after learning about option spreading at age 10, then a poet after discovering Shakespeare at 11 After overhearing the real power is held by the lobbyists on a class trip to Albany, I planned to become a lobbyist Secretly, of course I always imagined myself as an actress, but that didn t seem hard or important enough, and also I worried I wasn t naturally gifted enough.ParentsMy parents were always great I liked to make them proud, and they trusted me and supported my efforts and interests, which was sometimes weirdly tough There was so little for me to rebel against.As a KidWhen people ask me what I was as a kid, I always feel like my answer is at best incomplete.What are you like, as a kid I m still trying to figure out what I m like as an adult.SociallyWell, things went in waves Sometimes I felt very in , very aware of and tied in to the whole scene, excited by who liked whom, all the gossip, some of it less than kind Other times I felt so alone like there was nobody like me, nobody who liked me, nobody to talk to And much of the time it was somewhere in between A best friend when I was lucky, and a few people in each crowd I liked and who liked me I resisted being classified as a brain or a jock or alternative or popular too limiting I would have to shut down too many parts of myself to be just one type.AdolescenceI went through a very intense stage in middle school Junior High I worried about being too ordinary I also worried about being too weird I also worried about changing states of matter, my inability to be morally certain, ignorance my own and world wide , and making a fool of myself uscmillan author rachel



770 thoughts on “Please, Please, Please

  • Cornelia Jane Hurley, or CJ, as she s commonly knowsn, loves ballet She lives, breathes, and eats ballet But now that she s in seventh grade, she stupidly questions her hobbies She wants to be normal She wants to play soccer like everybody else and eat pizza and junk food like all her friends But she can t just quit ballet It s her duty to live up to her mother s dreams and dance in Lincoln Center What can CJ possibly do I read this book in fourth grade, and I loved it Rereading it, I don t see [...]


  • While reading this book, I couldn t help but think of the show dance moms and wondering if those children ever just get tired of dancing and want to be a normal kid for a change I loved the conversations that she had with her friends and how much her friends just wanted her to come spend time with them, but she was too busy with ballet and her mom just didn t understand However, I could also see where she didn t want to upset her mom either While reading this, I kept picturing myself as a parent [...]


  • I purchased the first and second book in this series as part of the scholastic book club in elementary school It came with a replica of the friendship ring, a granny knot in silver, which I wore well into high school This was the most memorable book in the series It is about a ballerina with frizzy hair and bleeding toes from dedicated dancing I admired her The characters in these books aren t all that different from many young adult characters They re unsure of themselves, they want friends, th [...]


  • What a poor sorry excuse for a book Argh it was bad, awful, stupid Why do authors write such poor stories for girls I didn t like CJ, the main character, but I really disliked her mother, who is overbearing, and living her dream through her daughter of one day, hopefully becoming a famous ballet I can t believe this is a series I have no intention of reading any in this series or from this author.


  • Este libro no me agrado porque CJ no se expresaba ni le dec a lo que realmente sent a a su mam Era muy dram tica y no tomaba acci n a nada El final realmente me decepciono.



  • I loved this book so much It was cute, and funney never do anything to make others happy Follow your heart Without getting into trouble.




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