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On tiptoe

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Anna lives her life with her father, Gabriel, and her beloved dog Click. She tries to get confused in the fog of London and expresses her emotions only through dance.
“I'm fickle, tied to a life that doesn't exist any more: true love, perfect life, good friends. Everything is so damned difficult for me! Like a never-ending dance where the choreographer is never satisfied!”
ebook, English, 106 pages
Published August 21st 2016 by Amazon
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Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm typically not a fan of contemporary books, but there has always been something about books of ballet that draw me in. I just feel like it's a glimpse into a life that I don't typically encounter, and I find it interesting.

I overall liked the character of Anna, but at times she really irritated me. Anna acknowledges early in the novella that she is "kind-of uptight", and throughout the story you get glimpses of that uptightness. I think it's great though that she did have flaws, and that she
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
The description of Anna's personality is told really well. In the book, Sarah conveys the author's thought process through vivid description. Also, I really like how Sarah weaves in ballet as a burden and release for Anna. It's a really good start to the series and weaves in many topics to be resolved in later books. Overall, the imagery is realistic and storyline is interesting. (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story itself is fantastic. I loved every bit of learning about Anna and her life. There is so much going on in this story you just read, read, read, and then before you know it, it's over. Therein however, lies the one major issue I have with this book - that it is in novella form and not a full length novel. The idea of the story and the characters are all amazing, but things became issues and were resolved too quickly. Anna seemed like this sort of standoffish girl who was just dancing and ...more
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This was a YA contemporary romance story featuring a dancer.

Anna was an okay character, and I felt sorry for her the way her mother had left her with little explanation.

The storyline in this was about Anna’s day-to-day life, and we also got a love triangle.

The ending to this was okay, but it seems like the story will continue in a sequel.

6 out of 10
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was sent this copy for review by the author. Thank you Sarah, I appreciate it!

Anna is a young woman who lives with her dad and her dog. She loves to dance, and it’s the only thing she feels comfortable to do - and she’s good at it.

Her life is not easy, and when she meets Romeo, it becomes even more complex as her heart can’t seem to decide between him and Stuart.

Will it get any easier?


I don’t often read novellas, so I was intrigued by this one - I really wanted to see how it would turn out.
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Sarah Iles vive in Sicilia, dove scrive, ama, legge, si arrabbia. Adora, da sempre, scrivere e non può farne a meno.
Dopo aver vinto concorsi per racconti brevi si è dedicata alla stesura della novella young adult "In punta di piedi", edito per la prima volta in paperback dalla c.e. David and Matthaus.
Decide poi di proseguire autonomamente la strada della scrittura e pubblica self su Amazon "E' da
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