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When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 38mm | 522g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0670013196
  • 9780670013197
  • 572,224

About Stasia Ward Kehoe

StasiaWard Kehoe grew upperforming on stages fromNew HampshiretoWashington, DC. She holds a BA in English fromGeorgetownUniversityand anMA in Performance Studies fromNew YorkUniversity. She now lives inwesternWashingtonStatewith her husband and four sons. Stasia's novels include"Audition"and"The Sound of Letting Go.""
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1,394 ratings
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4 25% (354)
3 28% (396)
2 16% (223)
1 9% (129)

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This was the first verse book I have read and I absolutely loved it! It was such a beautiful and enjoyable read, I just could not put this book down. This story was full of emotions and powerful honesty that made me laugh and cry. Audition follows the story of Sara, who had won a scholarship to a professional ballet school in a city where she is sent to live with a host family, who she knows nothing about. Coming from a small town, her ballet is not up to par with the other dancers and she gets put into a class with twelve year olds. She feels more alone than ever. But what she can focus on is her ballet. Until she meets Rem, an aspiring choreographer, who is in his twenties. There are more serious elements to this story as well and we see the so called 'darker' side of being a ballerina, including eating disorders such as bulimia and ignored injuries, just so one can stay on top. Kehoe's writing had me captivated from the first page and gave us great insight into all the thoughts and feelings of Sara. Her description of ballet movements was perfect and I could just imagine a ballerina floating gracefully across the stage. This was an absolutely amazing novel that was beautiful and inspiring. It's about following your dreams and being true to yourself. It has beautiful elements of ballet, love, fear of the unknown and forbidden more
by Angela Turtun
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