KIRKUS’ BEST FICTION OF 2017
At first glance, Aria seems like your average twelve-year-old girl. But there’s much more to her than meets the eye. Aria is a guardian angel, sent here to earn her wings. But to do that she’ll have to help three different girls. . . .This time, Aria must help Mikayla, whose whole life is about dance. Dance costumes, dance practice, dance contests. But now Mikayla’s life is also about money: her father has lost his job, and her once-wealthy family is consumed with stress. Suddenly, there’s all this extra pressure on Mikayla to win a dance scholarship — but she doesn’t know if she’s up to the task.Aria wonders what it will take to ease the burden off Mikayla’s shoulders. But Mikayla is also Aria’s last mission, and as the two girls become good friends, Aria isn’t even sure if she wants to earn her wings anymore. Can Aria guide Mikayla toward the right answers while also figuring out her own path forward?