Friday, December 16, 2011

Review: Audition

Sara's a high school junior when her world changes overnight. A small town girl from Vermont, she's chosen for a ballet scholarship in hopes of becoming a professional dancer.

Her entire life changes when she accepts the scholarship and moves to New Jersey. She lives with a host family - away from all her friends and family.

It's lonely for her. Most of the girls have known each other forever. It's hard to not feel left out. It's hard to break through their circles. It's also hard with the teacher making negative remarks about your dancing.

Sara isn't sure she's cut out for a life of dancing. She isn't ready to give it all up though, especially when she meets Remington. He's an older boy who dances, but lives for choreography. Could he be the answer to her loneliness?

My Thoughts: Loving the ballerina stories lately! I loved that it was in verse. I loved the emotions of loneliness, wonder, and frustration that shone through. I felt her pain at changing her life, her frustration with perfecting her life, and her loss as her family and friends moved on without her. I loved the view into the ballet world. I hated Remington, but I understood Sara's choices. Overall - an emotional read with despair and hope that kept me turning the pages.

Cover Thoughts: Great cover!

Source: My Library

Read Also: Bunheads

1 comment:

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I didn't realize this was a verse novel...I'm a bit intrigued now! :)