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Item - The Ballerina Mystery

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Series: Pick-a-Path — no. 12
Authors: Pascal, Jamie
Pascal, Laurie
Illustrator: Jenkins, Jean
Date: 1984
ISBN: 0590330489 / 9780590330480
Length: 58 pages
Number of Endings: 11
User Summary: You are a ballerina competing against both your best friend and your worst enemy for the role of Fairy Princess in a National Ballet Company production.
Demian's Thoughts:

Well, after a lot of ultra-familiar stories, this is something a little bit different (though not too different, because much of the story revolves around dealing with obnoxious siblings and other rivals, a familiar gamebook theme). Although I didn't find the story tremendously interesting, there are quite a lot of different things that can happen in the book, and while I felt a little suspicious of the book's "just for girls" orientation, I don't think it wasn't nearly as condescending or offensive as it might have been. Not being a member of the target audience, though, it's hard for me to judge such things objectively. At least there's not nearly so much swooning as in the authors' previous effort!

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