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Bunheads (Hardcover) by Sophie Flack

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At 19, Hannah Ward finds herself forced to chose between her dream of becoming a soloist in the Manhattan Ballet or exploring the world outside of dance. Having lived on her own in New York City since the age of 14, Hannah's entire existence centers around going to class, rehearsal, performing, exercising, and eating with absolute care. However, lately she doesn't seem to be getting any closer to moving from being simply a dancer to a soloist star. When she meets Jacob, a musician not involved in the ballet world, Hannah begins to glimpse a life outside of toe shoes and the stage. A former dancer in City Ballet, author Sophie Flack fleshes out the details of ballet life with care and a rush of realism that creates a deeply believable world.
On-stage beauty. Backstage drama.

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?
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Performing Arts / Dance, Girls + Women
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Poppy
Age Range: Teen
Author: Sophie Flack
Language: English
Street Date: October 10, 2011
TCIN: 13688886
UPC: 490591210245
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1024
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Bunheads by Sophie Flack

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Sue 6 years ago
Bunheads is a delightful read and a realistic look at the sacrifices one must make for participating in a world-class theatrical or dance company. The reader gets a peep behind the 'velvet curtain', the characters are beautifully drawn, and the narrative is sometimes funny, always illuminating. Brav...see moreof the reviewer's review
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