"Though she be but little, she is fierce." William Shakespeare
I think I could wrap the whole book up in that one phrase.The girls of the Manhattan Ballet Institute are some of the most manipulative, conniving, and competitive characters I have ever read about. Every girls desire is to be the prima ballerina and they will get it at any cost.
What I liked about the book:
- The Diverse Cultures-Many readers will be able to find something in this book to identify with. Even if you're not a dancer (I'm not) you can look at each girls culture struggle and see something in you.
- The Ambition- Every girl was driven by something in their life. There were distinct back stories that helped you understand the drive that lead them to what they did to each other.
- Gigi-Her determination to be the best and not stoop the everyone elses level was inspiring. No matter what Bette and June did, she still tried to see the best.
- There were so many questions left unanswered at the end.I am happy to say now that I know there is a second book in the works.
Overall I really did enjoy the book. If I didn't, I wouldn't have finished it or be writing this review. It was an escape into a world I know nothing about. I was a band nerd, not a dancer.
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