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Everywhere You Want to Be: 02/28/20
Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June is set in Manhattan. Matilda "Tilly" Castillo has come to a summer dance camp, hoping to earn a spot in a contemporary dance troupe. She's got one big thing holding her back, the memory of a recent injury.
The chapters are fairly episodic, about different aspects of her time in Manhattan. There are chapters in the dorm, chapters exploring the city, chapters getting lost, and chapters about dancing.
It's a fairly quiet novel — a coming of age over the course of a summer. Tilly does a lot growing as a person and learns to trust herself as a dancer again.
All of this sits in the road narrative spectrum. Tilly because she's new to the city and because she's been injured, she is a marginalized traveler (66). Her destination is the city (00). Her means of getting to Manhattan was the train (00). Thus Everywhere You Want to Be can be summed up as the tale of a marginalized traveler going to the city via the railroad (660000).