Tiny Pretty Things

This book is about 3 girls at a ballet school - Bette, Gigi and June - who will do anything to get the lead role. The ballet school has lots of competition. Someone is spreading rumors about the other dancers to bring them down. All 3 girls are worried their secrets will get out then they might be told to leave the school.

What’s interesting about this book is that there are mysterious people spreading rumors about ballerinas to get them kicked out. This adds a layer of suspense to the book. The main 3 characters try to be more careful by keeping their secrets to themselves so no one can find out. This is realistic because people spreads rumors at school or outside. The romance story in the book is part of the mystery. The characters in the book are fun to read about. One aspect of this book that doesn’t work is when each chapter starts with a different character and makes the story confusing. It also has a slow build up. Overall, I would recommend this book because there is competition between each ballerina, and their relationships are compelling and entertaining. I would give this book a rating of 3.5/5.

Review by Meghana S.

The book is full of high school drama and complicated relationships. The novel focuses on three ballet dancers Bete, Gigi and Jane. All three characters contribute to a fun and entertaining novel. They are friends in spite of their contradictory personalities. From the characters internal conflicts to their complicated relationships, the book keeps the reader interested till the end. When reading the books, the reader’s emotions are constantly in a flux. You do not know whether to be mad at the character or sympathize with them. This emotional flux keeps the reader entertained throughout. At the end of the book, there was no solid evidence pointing to was responsible. Despite the ambiguity at the end, the book was really satisfying. The characters were easy to fall in love with despite their conflicting personalities. Through the course of events, the characters broke their own physical and emotional barriers. The novel perfectly displays everyday high school issues like bullying and bulimia. In conclusion, it was entertaining and fun, I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

Review by Sarisha J.

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