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Bunheads

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Bunheads

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$10.00 US | $12.00 CAN
Available Oct. 9, 2012

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  • Genre:
  • Age Range: 12 & up
  • Grade Level: 7-17
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316126540
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  About The Book

In a crowd of beautiful and talented dancers, how can one girl stand out?

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?



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  Praise

Praise for Bunheads:

"She [Flack] brilliantly captures the arc from soaring ballerina to exhausted dancer collapsing in a pool of sweat...details have been changed, but fans of ballet will nonetheless relish the inside scoop. A multi-layered and absorbing good read by a promising debut novelist."
Kirkus (starred review)

"A measured, vibrant, un-melodramatic account... with a lively cast of literary soloists and corps de novel who present possible ways to survive, or not, as a dancer. Even the ballet-neutral will understand the conflict between career and personal life explored here, but this book will be absolutely irresistible to those who've always felt just one pirouette and years of ferocious training away from Margot Fonteyn." BCCB (starred review)



  Author

Flack, Sophie (1545591)

Sophie Flack danced with the New York City Ballet from 2000 until 2009. She is currently studying English at Columbia University. Bunheads is her first novel.



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