Dani Noir

Dani Noir If this were a movie you d open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world Everything would be in black and white except maybe for the girl in pink polka dot tights an
  • Title: Dani Noir
  • Author: Nova Ren Suma
  • ISBN: 9781416975649
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dani Noir
    If this were a movie, you d open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world Everything would be in black and white, except maybe for the girl in pink polka dot tights, and this really great music would start to swell in the background All of a sudden, you wouldn t be able to help it you d be a part of the story, you d be totally sucked in.If this were a movie, you d open to the first page of this book and be transported to a whole other world Everything would be in black and white, except maybe for the girl in pink polka dot tights, and this really great music would start to swell in the background All of a sudden, you wouldn t be able to help it you d be a part of the story, you d be totally sucked in You d be in this place, filled with big lies, mysterious secrets, and a tween girl turned sleuth Zoom in on thirteen year old Dani Callanzano It s the summer before eighth grade, and Dani is stuck in her nothing ever happens town with only her favorite noir mysteries at the Little Art movie theater to keep her company But one day, a real life mystery begins to unravel at the Little Art And it all has something to do with a girl in polka dot tights Armed with a vivid imagination, a flair for the dramatic, and her knowledge of all things Rita Hayworth, Dani sets out to solve the mystery, and she learns about herself than she ever thought she could.
    Dani Noir By Nova Ren Suma,

    Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma DANI NOIR is a powerfully entertaining and heartfelt middle grade novel by a talented debut author to keep an eye out for Dani is pitch perfect and has ageless appeal, and it s easy to connect with the Dani Noir Fade Out Nova Ren Suma Dani loves all the old black and white noir thrillers with their damsels in distress and their low camera angles It also doesn t hurt that Jackson, the guy who works the projection reel, is super cute and nice and funny And completely off limits, of course he s Dani Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma, Hardcover Barnes Noble Up to sh backSep , Zoom in on thirteen year old Dani Callanzano It s the summer before eighth grade, and Dani is stuck in her nothing ever happens town with only her favorite noir Customer reviews Dani Noir Oct , DANI NOIR is a sharp look at the life of year old film noir buff and big Rita Hayworth fan , Dani Callanzano, during a pretty tough summer Her parents have divorced, she s angry at her Don t Miss These Deals on Dani Noir parenting Shop Dani Noir More Photos . at See It Now Pages , Edition , Hardcover, Aladdin Related Products Independently published A queen was born on june happy Dani Noir Walmart Walmart Up to sh backFree day shipping on qualified orders over Buy Dani Noir at Walmart DANI NOIR YouTube Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe Sign in Watch Queue Queue Becky s Book Reviews Dani Noir MG Dec , Suma, Nova Ren Dani Noir Simon Schuster pages A slow fade in on my life Dani is a young teen struggling with her parents divorce To escape from reality, she

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    About " Nova Ren Suma "

  • Nova Ren Suma

    Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novels THE WALLS AROUND US as well as the YA novels IMAGINARY GIRLS and 17 GONE, which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA Her middle grade novel, DANI NOIR, was reissued for a YA audience under the title FADE OUT She has a BA in writing photography from Antioch College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony, and an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center She worked for years behind the scenes in publishing, at places such as HarperCollins, Penguin, Marvel Comics, and RAW Books, and now she teaches writing workshops She is from various small towns across the Hudson Valley and lives and writes in New York City.Find Nova online at novaren and on her blog distraction99.

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  • Dani is one of the most refreshingly REAL middle grade protagonists I ve read in ages, and I say that as someone who reads middle grade daily for a living It s like she s standing in front of you, telling you her story, just telling it like it is, as she reads I want to give Dani a hug, the same way I always wanted to give Katherine Paterson s Gilly in THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS a hug not because I pity her, but just to let her know that I m rooting for her She s so totally unguarded, so unabashedl [...]


  • I said this initially and I will reiterate I liked Dani Noir much better than Imaginary Girls if only for the fact that it s less abstract and cohesive than the latter title Dani Noir, in shades of melancholy and bewilderment, beautifully explores a girl s struggle to make sense of her parents divorce It exquisitely deconstructs the myriad of feelings of a child when she comprehends her father s betrayal And how the consequences of this betrayal shapes her subsequently I really liked the way th [...]


  • What a charming book This is by far one of my most favorite YA book.I adore the main character and see myself as a young adult through her.The cover is what made me get it Stunning cover I m glad I spotted this at my local library.


  • When a tragedy or change strikes a family, sometimes the kids will grasp at whatever sense of stability they can Novels for youth may include foster children and the kids of divorcees grasping at everything from saving Redwood forests to becoming the lead in the school play, as long as it means concentrating on something outside of their own misery To the best of my knowledge, however, I ve never seen a middle grade novel where the main character went in for noir cinema Dani Noir does just that [...]


  • This is, hands down, the best middle grade book I ve read since I was in middle school Nova is the next Paula Danziger Dani is the most REAL 13 year old I ve read since Marcy Lewis Every word of this book is a work of art.


  • Dani s life is falling apart since the divorce, her mother spends most of her time crying Dani s best friend, Maya, moved away weeks ago and has yet to call and Dani is being forced to spend a weekend with her father and his girlfriend At least she has the solace of the Little Art, a one screen movie theater in her small town that is showing only film noir reels this summer When a glimpse of a girl in pink polka dot tights makes Dani suspect that something sketchy is going on, she begins to inve [...]


  • I ended up enjoying this children s middle grade novel once I realized that it wasn t really a mystery Dani, the titular classic movie lover she worships Rita Hayworth and amateur sleuth, spends the summer trying to figure out if Jackson, the older boy working at the movie theater in their small town, who Dani has connected with over old films, is cheating on his girlfriend This matters not just because she likes Jackson and his girlfriend, but because Dani s still dealing or not dealing with th [...]


  • DANI NOIR is a powerfully entertaining and heartfelt middle grade novel by a talented debut author to keep an eye out for Dani is pitch perfect and has ageless appeal, and it s easy to connect with the issues she faces in this story.The star of the novel is without a doubt Dani, who s precocious with her interest in noir films, yet just self centered enough in that way of preteens to be infuriating and endearing She may remind you of your best and worst self in middle school and if she doesn t, [...]


  • Dani loves film noir movies Little Art plays those lovely black and white flicks, which is the only good thing in her middle of nowhere town Dani wishes her life were like the movies and less like the suck fest it has become now that her parents are divorced Then one day, a mystery presents itself and Dani is on the case There s a girl in polka dot tights and she knows she has to figure out who she is and what she s doing There s deeper reasons why this mystery means so much to her, and as she [...]


  • Even though Nova Ren Suma s debut was later rebranded and marketed towards an older audience, I would say that Fade Out is pretty solidly middle grade Dani s in her summer between sixth and seventh grade and the themes all felt like a middle grade than a young adult book to me Having read most of Nova Ren Suma s books all but one , Fade Out threw me a little bit off balance It s for a younger audience, obviously, but there were other things too Fade Out is pure, 100% realistic fiction, unlike t [...]


  • After hearing such good things about Nova Ren Suma s books I had high hopes for Fade Out I m sad to say that I was a bit disappointed with this one The writing was good it was the story that really let me down but I won t be giving up on Nova Ren Suma s other books.Fade Out is definitely a middle grade novel and I knew that going into it but I think I expected something a bit mature than what I got Dani is a very immature girl She doesn t have a very realistic outlook and she acts her age, that [...]


  • I had high expectations for this title Unfortunately none of them were met I could not get over how clumsily the film summaries were injected into the narrative As I read I was constantly taken out of the story by not very good summaries of movies everyone has already seen Also, what small mountain town can maintain a theater that shows only classic movies It s not the 60s and 70s when MOMA was still renting out prints cheaply and if the Little Arts theater has a platter projector as is implied [...]


  • This book has an amazing voice Thirteen year old Dani is funny and charming and always makes you feel like you re right there with her Right away from the first line A slow fade in on my life her voice totally sucked me in, instantly feeling familiar and fun, like reading a letter from your best friend I love how she compares her life to noir films while trying to cope with her parents messy divorce This book really captured what it feels like to be thirteen every change that happens, especially [...]


  • I read this book back when it was called Dani Noir It had a different cover an awesome one that so completely suited the story This cover doesn t do it justice I adored this book, the author s voice particularly Dani is spunky, adventurous, snarky, fun Nothing like this image Very glad I own an old copy with the original cover art.But do yourself a favor and read the book anyway


  • Wow I d forgotten how good books could be I m talking about books I randomly pick up at the library, books I ve never heard of before This one was great, even if it was written for thirteen year olds You ve got an interesting heroine who definitely isn t perfector unbelievably horribly angsty either very realistic and a fun twisty plot and tons of references to old noir movies that I adore Laura, especially Very cool.Also, the writing style is wonderful.


  • I loved the cover I loved the idea tween girl, noir films, mystery in her life I just didn t care about the story Sad but true Also, I wish that the noir theme had been carried over into the writing style a bit short witty dialogue, for example Instead, we get a lot of if this were a movie description, which was tiresome Not bad, just not great Plus, Dani herself was difficult to like.


  • I thought it was going to be a Nancy Drew Mystery but had some Boyfriend troubles mixed in there I really like the desciption and dialog and you can really relate to the charecters 5 stars hands down.


  • What a good book What a very good book And what a lovely surprise too I knew nothing about it when a publicist asked me if I wanted an ARC I said sure and am so glad I did Review on my blog here.


  • people in my class have read this book and they are saying its reallyy good so after i finish my book im reading now i will be reading this


  • Actual Rating 3.5 out of 5, but rounding upThis was a surprising book I d expected it to be in the vein of Nova Ren Suma s other novels, which are psychological YA thrillers blended with magical paranormal realism But FADE OUT, which was previously released for Middle Grade readers as DANI NOIR, is a straightforward YA mystery, with shades of the quirkiness and dark edges that are synonymous with Suma s current style The central plot revolves around 13 year old Dani playing detective when she re [...]



  • Dani Noir is way ahead of its time and goes beyond the usual tropes of the middle grade genre to introduce a totally unexpected and classy mystery with a lot of impressive style.


  • This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here Graphic and children s reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book s interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don t really do stars To me a book is either worth reading or it isn t I can t rate it three fifths worth [...]


  • Engaging story about a 13 year old child of recent divorce whose fascination with noir films leads her to solving a noir mystery in her own life.


  • We first meet thirteen year old Dani when she s sitting on the roof outside her bedroom window, checking her pink cellphone because it s the only spot she can get reception near her house She s hoping her brother who is away at soccer camp will call so she can blow him off because he s been able to escape their little nowhere town in western New York and avoid not having anything to do but watch her mom continue her meltdown as a result of her dad moving out Dad was cheating on her and now that [...]


  • My pick this week is Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma This book is only a few years old 2009 but I never see this book mentioned that much I was first drawn in by the cover and the name of the book The cover deliciously illustrates the mood and tone of the book It harkens back to old film noirs, which is what the book is also based on This is truly a cover that fits the book and the themes within.It s the summer between 7th and 8th grade and Dani lives in a small town in upstate New York She is obsess [...]


  • Without any given context, Dani Noir is a nice standalone The characters are well drawn, the story is fairly good, and it s Nova Ren Suma, so the writing has a casual loveliness that I admire, and though it sounds younger here, that s excusable, because it s targeted at children, ages 9 14, according to my cover flap However, that s also part of the problem I don t feel that it s really appealing to its target age group I know that when I was 9 14 I probably wouldn t have picked it up, and if I [...]


  • I was drawn to Nova Ren Suma s debut novel DANI NOIR the moment I caught sight of its title and attention grabbing covers Thanks to my love of pink, polka dot tights, and noir cinema, I found a new favorite author and another great addition for the keeper shelf.Dani s having a rough summer dealing with the fallout of her parents divorce It s horrible watching her dad move on and in with his girlfriend, knowing her best has moved to a town than an hours drive away, and feeling so lonely she s ac [...]


  • Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadTooI was drawn to Nova Ren Suma s debut novel, DANI NOIR, the moment I caught sight of its title and attention grabbing cover Thanks to my love of pink, polka dot tights and noir cinema, I found a new favorite author and another great addition for the keeper shelf.Dani s having a rough summer dealing with the fallout of her parents divorce It s horrible watching her dad move on and in with his girlfriend, knowing her best friend has moved to a town than an hours dri [...]


  • I liked this book It was a sweet story of a young girl maturing and beginning to look beyond herself If you re like me tho, you will have been mislead by the summary The summary makes it sound like a complete mystery story It s not I m glad that s not all it was, because I think what it really was was much better Instead of it being only about Dani chasing around town looking for the mysterious girl in tights Had it just been about that I would ve never finished the book What it s mostly about i [...]


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