One of the best books I've read in a long time! Intensely beautiful, passionate and at times, heartbreaking. The character development is magnificent! The world of ballet is a wonderful backdrop. It's a wordy book, but the writing is super, it's fluid, and it has beautiful, staccato rhythm. It's written in the third person and it's Erik Fiskare's story. The story felt authentic; there are no cliches. It's a story of falling in love, of being in love and being hurt by the one you love and then trying to be without the one you love. It's a story of second chances, of forgiveness and moving on.