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Nancy Shipstead accurately captures the devotion to ballet that is required to star. The author portrays the struggle between trying to achieve one's dream and accurately assessing one's limitations. I think Shipstead's story and her characters ring true. Having some background in ballet enhances the reading of the novel as one pictures the moves described throughout.
Cheryl If you have a bit of background in ballet, it is probably more enjoyable. Interesting, but somewhat predictable story. Good insight into talent and the effect on a life.
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