Everywhere You Want to Be

Everywhere You Want to Be

From author Christina June comes Everywhere You Want to Be, a modern tale inspired by the classic Red Riding Hood.

Matilda Castillo has always done what she was told, but when she gets injured senior years, she watches her dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer slip away. So when Tilly gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer with a New York dance troupe, nothing can stop her from saying yes--not her mother, not her fears of the big city, and not the commitment she made to Georgetown. Tilly's mother allows her to go on two conditions: one, Tilly will regularly visit her abuela in New Jersey, and two, after the summer, she'll give up dancing and go off to college.

Armed with her red vintage sunglasses and her pros and cons lists, Tilly strikes out, determined to turn a summer job into a career. Along the way she meets new friends ... and new enemies. Tilly isn't the only one desperate to dance, and fellow troupe member Sabrina Wolfrik intends to succeed at any cost. But despite dodging sabotage and blackmail attempts from Sabrina, Tilly can't help but fall in love with the city, especially since Paolo, a handsome musician from her past, is also calling New York home for the summer.

As the weeks wind down and the competition with Sabrina heats up, Tilly's future is on the line. She must decide whether to follow her mother's path to Georgetown or leap into the unknown to pursue her own dreams.

Title:Everywhere You Want to Be
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780310763338
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About Christina June

Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US


    Everywhere You Want to Be Reviews

  • Erin

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.I clicked on this YA contemporary fiction ARC for the Red Riding Hood retelling label and I stuck around for the incredible ...

  • Lila Kims

    GUYS, IT'S A YA RED RIDING HOOD RETELLING THAT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE GOOD.I mean, it's from Blink YA, and Blink YA is usually pretty good about content. Or so I've heard. So hopefully??!!And...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)

    I am honestly hooked by the first sentence of that synopsis. Inspired by Red Riding Hood? Yes, please! I love a great retelling, and I really enjoyed Christina June’s other novel, It Started with Go...

  • Christina

    Thanks to everyone who has read and rate/reviewed! I would be so grateful if you would copy and paste your review onto Amazon, B&N, and any other favorite retail site. Thank you!...

  • ??? ??????

    2.75 stars If you like New York you might enjoy this book for this reason alone .. there was no story to mention, or at least that would stick with you .. the romance was barely there and no much cont...

  • Lisa Mandina

    This is my 2nd book by this author, and once again I enjoyed it. You can read my review of the first book here: It Started With Goodbye. While both books are standalones, they both include the same ch...

  • Beth Summer

    I loved everything about this book. Like, so so much, I cannot even explain. I'm a huge fan of Christina June's debut, It Started with Goodbye, and was so excited to learn that this book's MC is Tatum...

  • Kate

    Center Stage meets Little Red Riding Hood! Christina nails the atmosphere of NYC and its magicalness. I love NYC and this book took me right back there (which I needed because I'm skipping BookExpo th...

  • Kimberly

    Cute, fun and sweet. Loved the NYC setting and I have an urge to go back just to walk the Brooklyn Bridge (ideally without the rain). I said it with It Started with Goodbye and it still applies here, ...

  • Rachel Strolle

    Everywhere You Want to Be is the perfect book for anyone who has ever been stuck at a crossroads at an important point in life. Loosely inspired by Red Riding Hood, it follows Tilly as she fights to c...