The cover of Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing

Nicola Yoon ’94

Yoon is highly acclaimed author of young adult fiction whose two previous novels—Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star—were made into movies and placed on Time’s list of the 100 best YA books of all time. Her latest bestseller, which Entertainment Weekly calls a “charming, wholehearted love story that’s sure to make readers swoon,” follows a young woman named Evie, who suddenly gains the strange ability to foresee other people’s romantic fates. Uncomfortably equipped with this otherworldly power, she meets her own potential love while taking dance classes—where she meets a passionate young man named X, her rehearsal partner for an upcoming ballroom competition. But given her first-hand knowledge that every romance ends in heartbreak one way or another, does she dare take a chance? According to Us Weekly, Yoon’s novel is “like an emotional gut punch—so beautiful and also heart-wrenching.”