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angel_lissa_91

Just wondering if anyone else has read this?? What did you think of it? I really enjoyed this book..It may not end like every ballet dancer might want, but over all I thought it was an amazing book!

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Guest littlepiggy333

I read it, and also enjoyed it. I thought overall it was very well done, but I must say I was a little annoyed with the ending. It made me feel like they were trying to say "ballet is a competitive, evil, perfectionist art where no one cares about you and no one is truly happy, and that's ALL it is, so you should quit." It did make it's point very well, and I certainly think there is some truth in it.

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  • 2 months later...

i love that book!!!! i read it once and really liked it and have read it a million times since! i dont like the ending much either. but i thought the rest of the book was very well writen. and i like the idea of doing a report on it, just have to wait for the oportunity to come.

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little_dancer123

I love this book! :) I too was really annoyed with the ending! Did anyone else think it was really Pearl's fault? From little_dancer123 x :D

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perlepetite

I read it a few years ago....i don't remember much about it, but I remember loving it!! And i still have it!! :)

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I checked that book out from the library and read it once. I think it was last summer. I liked it at first, but the farther I got, the less I liked it. I felt like it made classical ballet seem kind of depressing, as if dancing requires too much work and effort to be enjoyable. It bothered me the way all of the carachters in that book were so obsessed with their weight; it seemed like they didn't care about their technique. I definitely agree with whoever said that Delia quit because of Pearl. The teacher was a little harsh, but Delia didn't mind that very much until Pearl started saying bad things about her. My favorite carachter was Delia's friend (Was her name Claire? I think it was something like that, but I don't remember...)

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I loved that book! I read it a few years ago and was trying to remember the name of it recently to read again. I liked how it showed a different side of ballet, even if it was depressing, it's still very possible.

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I love this book! But if anybody who didn't do dance or ballet read this book they might think that's what every ballet dancer is like and every school is like. I agree with whoever it was above me that said Claire was their favorite character!

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I know that this post was from a while ago, but may I ask what this book is about and what ages is it geared towards? :nixweiss:

Thanks in advanced,

~~onpointe2007~~

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Arizona Native

Hi Onpointe -- my local library website classifies it as "juvenile fiction," and Amazon.com has a description and reviews. The themes include family conflict and anorexia nervosa, which suggests to me a more mature reader.

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