Wonderful YA about the struggles of being a ballet dancer. 19 year old Hannah has lived at the Manhattan Ballet since she was 14, and is striving to become a soloist, rather than a member of the corps, but when she begins to realize how much she has sacrificed, she must decide whether she wants to live her life as a bunhead, or branch out into the outside world. This was so well done, and apparently quite autobiographical, and gave a fantastic sense of the closed and claustrophobic and pain-filled world behind the stage.
This is a log of what books I've been reading and movies I've been watching. Comments are welcome!
One explanation seems necessary - the phrase "Life-Changing Fiction" is not in any way an endorsement of those books- in fact, I think those books are Awful, and want that to be clear. "Life-Changing Fiction", as a phrase, has been trademarked, absurdly, by the "Christian fiction" writer Karen Kingsbury, and that is Just Not Right. Aside from being ridiculous, it just sheds light on the hypocrisy of the writer. What would Jesus copyright?