Review: Bunheads

Review: BunheadsBunheads by Sophie Flack
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Poppy on October 10th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Format: Hardcover
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
Goodreads
"As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet.

But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?"

 

I loved this book! As a dancer in high school, I totally related to this book. Everything about the dancing world is right to the T, and I loved the characters.
What I liked most about this book, is the great plot line. Filled with aspiring dancers yearning for the spot light, to get to that place it takes really hard work. I loved all the dancers in the book, the competitions and the drama. The feeling of the rush of adrenaline while on stage filled my veins as I read this book. I haven’t danced for years, but to fill the dance, the music, and the to see the audience watching gave me the feeling I haven’t felt in years.
The characters in this book were great.I loved the development of them and the way they saw things. A whole new perspective is brought to the readers eyes and it held them there. The characters make some sacrifices, some good and others bad.  The love interest captivated me. I loved how he made it easy for Hannah to be herself. What caught me about him, was her never ending of giving up.
Bunheads is a perfect book for those who want a whole other experience. A dance life is something different and a great experience. I loved my dance life in high school. It was something that steadied me and LOVED to do. You should most definitely read Bunheads. With an amazing view of a dance, you too will be dancing!
I give it 5 BITES!
Now for you entertainment pleasure!
My Dance Photo: Captain of the 2002-2003 Silver Belles
And now a video of me dancing to a Hip Hop routine at a football game!
(I’m all red faced! AGHHHHH LOL)
Happy Reading!
FTC

8 comments

  1. Welcome Marisol says:

    This video shows only a little of what Savannah could do as a dancer. I remember seeing Savannah dance, and she is a natural! In fact, she was even All-American and got to dance at one of the many college BOWLS that they have. She was/is an excellent dancer!

    Nice review Savannah!

  2. Melissa (Books and Things) says:

    OMG! How cute are you???? Loved the vid! I’m also looking forward to reading this one. I loved dance when I was a kid. Luckily we didn’t own a video camera then. :D Of course we didn’t rock like you! It really has me more excited to read this than anything!

  3. LoriStrongin says:

    haha, oh the embarrassment of home video, right?! But no, you were awesome!

    I’m definitely looking forward to reading this book. Sophie Flack used to be a ballet dancer herself, so she was able to really bring to life the world of the professional dancer and add that authenticity to it that other authors wouldn’t be able to. And that just makes me all the more excited to read this one!

    Thanks for the awesome review!

    Smiles!
    Lori

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