Exhilaration and drudgery, passion and exhaustion, exist side by side for dancers in the exalted Manhattan Ballet, a world unto itself, which. Summary: A quiet but very realistic look at the struggle ballet dancers have and what happens when a girl has to choose between her career. Bunheads by Sophie Flack is a young adult novel inspired by the author’s experiences as a New York City Ballet dancer. The book Bunheads is not related the.

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What caught me about him, was her never ending of giving up. Reply Courtney October 14, at 5: This is a great look at how a girl’s dream ok, passion and obsession with becoming a ballerina can change as she becomes a woman. I found the simplest things like how they get their shoes to fit them perfectly and all the different moves fascinating. I just saw a gif on Facebook that said “I have a sleep disorder. My name is Nancy and I am a dancer. Sophie Flack clearly is a talented writer and I look forward to more offerings from this author in the future.

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It made me nostalgic in the best way possible, I truly loved it. It was nice to read a story about a woman who wasn’t trying to choose a guy over a career, but rather a LIFE over a career.

I too am intrigued. There is the right amount of gritty and raw information about the strictness and mentality of some dancers. Bubheads this novel had been written about murder, sex and backstabbing it would no doubt appeal to a wider audience and sell far more copies, but it would also have made the small details about the rigourous dieting and exercising take a back seat.


Sophie Flack captures boko magic and beauty of ballet and transforms it to the page flawlessly.

Her knowledge of the life in an elite ballet company shines through. Every Tuesday night, I gather with about 15 other women real women who have curves including a woman who is 9 months pregnant with her 9th child.

Highly recommended if you love dance like I do.

bubheads Warning – if you love the Nutcracker, this might not be the best book to read! In one scene, the main characters talk about Project Runway. Again I really, REALLY enjoyed this book, I just think maybe it could have been done slightly different to make it more approachable to a wider audience.

Hannah has dedicated her life to dance — she moved out of home at fourteen to board at bunheavs school in New York. Never mind that Hannah and Zoe are also best friends — when it comes to the Company, they both know that only one of them can come out on top. But pretty soon, all signs point to disaster.

I’ve seen a couple of reviewers criticise Bunheads for being rather quiet, with nothing really happening, and am trying to work out whether they’ve read the same book as me.

But then a cute guitarist by the name of Jacob comes along and makes her see how much of the real world she is missing out on because of her chosen career.

The details are quite constant and very realistic. Filled with aspiring dancers yearning for the spot light, to get to that place it takes really hard work.



Don’t ruin my delusion. All he ever seemed to be thinking about was how she didn’t have enough time for him striving for a dream that isolates you from anyone who isn’t striving for the same dream. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I found their relationship to ubnheads very realistic, I just loved the development of it and that they worked together through the problems. Most of us have multiple children and many of us work in other fields that we love. When one dancer falls, another must rise to take her place and it is with mixed emotion but mostly elation.

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

The banter shared between these two was great. But Hannah feels conflicted. What I liked most about this book, is the great plot line.

I felt connected to the characters and to the plot. This novel succeeds because the author knows her subject. Jacob has opened her eyes to the world outside of ballet.

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Heroine Hannah is a total cypher. If you do, you just might find a beautiful story of self-discovery and deciding what matters most.

But I need some sense of writing as a craft; writing as something complicated and difficult that takes years of diligence to master. Yet, from its opening, it drags.