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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book Review: Pointe

Author: Brandy Colbert
Reviewer: Book Girl

Theo is a girl whose life is solely focused on ballet.  She is trying to put her past behind her, a past that includes getting treatment for her anorexia and the kidnapping of her friend Donovan, which occurred four years ago.  Then Theo receives news that she though was no longer possible.  Donovan has returned.  But he is no longer speaking.

Theo tries to move on with her life.  She finds a guy that seems sweet and interested in her, even if he does already have a girlfriend.  She throws herself into preparations for a summer intensive ballet program.  And then she finds out something that completely changes everything.  She knows Donovan's kidnapper.

This book is one of the best I've read all year.  Theo's struggles are many, but are very real to her and to the reader.  She is a strong female character, especially as regards to her love interest, Hosea.  I would love to go into more detail about the book. but don't want to give away anything major, so I'll stop here.

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