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    Flirty Dancing – Jenny McLachlan

    “‘Here we are again, girls,’ says Miss Cherry, looking down at the four small girls sitting in front of her. ‘I’ve told you before, I don’t like you playing rude pirates. Don’t laugh, Pearl. Showing your knickers is not the behaviour of a pirate, and it is certainly not the behaviour of a Ladybird.” Things were simple for Pearl, Kat, Bea and Betty when they were at the Little Ladybirds Nursery. They were best friends and did everything together. Now though, they are at high school, and year 9 is dire. Pearl is one of the most popular girls at school and hates Bea with a passion, Betty has found…

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    Dance of Shadows – Yelena Black

    “In the harsh glare of the lights, Chloe’s shadow stretched across the stage. Her toes pointed and taut, her arms fluttering like wings, she arched her neck and watched as her own silhouette seemed to move without her…”Venessa’s Sister, Margaret, went missing three years ago. She was in her first year at the New York City Ballet Academy. Now Venessa has followed in her footsteps, quite literally. Venessa is cast as the lead in the Academy’s first performance of the year, The Firebird; something that rarely happens to freshmen, but that did happen to Margaret. When tales of other dancers going missing, who were cast in this part too, Venessa…