When aspiring dancer Dana Phillipson breaks her leg during rehearsal, she views it as a minor setback. However, when Dana’s overprotective mother declares that dance is “too dangerous”, and yanks Dana from her elite New York school to go home to Colorado, it becomes a crisis. The only dance studio nearby can’t even afford heat! As if that weren’t bad enough, Dana’s mother announces that dance is “too dangerous” and she expects Dana to live a “normal teenage life.” So Dana does what any sensible teenager would do. She lies.
Determined to return to New York, Dana invents a job to conceal the hours she is spending at the dance studio. Unfortunately, Dana discovers that recovering from her broken leg set her dancing back significantly, a fact that is driven home when her old school refuses to take her back without a full audition.
Preparing for the audition means more hours dancing - and more lies. Dana creates a boyfriend named Derek to account for her time, but eventually Dana’s mom decides she wants to meet “Derek.” Dana pays a boy at the mall to take her on a date but one “date” leads to another, and Dana finds herself falling for the real life version of Derek. She spends so much time with him that it puts her future dance career in jeopardy, but she doesn’t know if she’s risking her dreams for a guy who cares about her or if he’s only in it for the money.
This is a narration of events, not a hook. The focal point is Dana wanting to go back to NYC and the things she does to make that happen. Focus on that. The broken leg is backstory ("after Dana breaks her leg and her mother forces her to leave ballet school in NYC"...)
I'd read pages of this cause even with an unfocused hook cause I like the idea of a book about wanting something so much you'll do anything to get it.