REVIEW: School Library Journal, Nov '12 publication

APUZZO, Michael. Flying Through Yellow: A Drive Through Life Without Braking. 100p. Fast Car Press. 2012. pap. $13.95. ISBN 978-0615589596.

Gr 9 UpA dancer in his fifth season with the Paul Taylor Company, Apuzzo has penned a jazzy motivational guide for teens. His voice is exuberantly extroverted, and he is relentlessly honest about his setbacks (red lights) as well as his successes (green lights). He consistently urges readers to recognize opportunities in life as yellow lights to be driven through. Using self-deprecating humor, he glides over life-changing events, including the discovery of his own sexuality after a college cast party. Intended for teens searching for a way to follow and implement their artistic dreams, this is a jaunty biographical self-help book about a gay young man who graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2005 before becoming a dancer, even though he had had no professional training in modern dance. Although he is very daring and seems sometimes to be living on the edge, the way he learned from his rejections and mistakes might be instructive to those who are discouraged and down in the dumps.–Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA  

Book Review from School Library Journal, November 2012 publication.

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