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Tiny Pretty Things by [Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton]
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From the Back Cover

How far is too far?

At one of Manhattan's most elite ballet schools, wafer-thin ballerinas pull their hair into sleek buns and lace their pointe shoes high, waiting for their chance to shine. But beneath the pretty, polished surface, these girls are hiding some terrible secrets and telling some twisted lies.

Privileged Bette is tiny and beautiful--like a ballerina in a music box. But living forever in the shadow of her ballet-star sister and under the weight of family expectations brings out a dangerous edge in her.

Perfectionist June can turn a flawless plié and diligently keeps her weight below 100 pounds. But she's never landed a lead role. Tired of always being the understudy, this year she'll settle for nothing but the best--even if she must resort to some less-than-perfect means to get there.

And new girl Gigi isn't your traditional ballerina. A free-spirited California girl, she's not used to the fierce competition. Still, that doesn't stop her from outperforming every dancer in the school. But even she is hiding a ticking time bomb, and the very act of dancing just might expose her secrets to everyone.

Being a prima isn't all satin and lace; sometimes you have to play dirty. With the competition growing fiercer with every performance, and harmless pranks growing ever darker, it's only a matter of time before one small spark ignites . . . and even the best get burned.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Review

"A page-turner with a heart."--Kirkus Reviews

"Diversity is organically spotlighted [in this] fun and fast read."--School Library Journal

"A beautiful example of diversity in characters and settings."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"Charaipotra and Clayton skillfully craft three distinctive, complex characters. This enticing glimpse into the ballet world is rich with detail and drama as the authors highlight its glamour and darkness."--Publishers Weekly

It's impossible not to get sucked in, and the cast of characters is so diverse and fully realized, you root even for the nastiest of them.--Francesca Zappia, author of Made You Up

"Appealing both to dancers and drama lovers, this engaging, pulpy read skillfully explores a variety of issues, from sexual orientation to ethnic identity to single-parent households, in a glamorous, high-stakes setting."--Booklist --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 2531 KB
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 453 pages
  • Publisher : HarperTeen; Reprint Edition (26 May 2015)
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00N81BB8I
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 119 ratings
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