Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bunheads, by Sophie Flack

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.

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