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Bunheads by Sophie Flack
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Mar 23, 2012

it was amazing

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“Bunheads” is a daring story about a young woman trying to figure out her life--- choosing between her fantasy life of ballet and the more harsh reality of college filled with responsibilities. Since the author, Sophie Flack, used to be a professional ballet dancer, this book is based on many of her personal experiences. Flack’s story took me into the reality of a dancer and what really happens backstage.

Flack described the passion of the main character, Hannah, as she pours her heart and soul onto the stage. She also gave the story veracity by elegantly tucking in a couple of dancing terms, such as ‘a piqué from a bourrée.’ Flack also showed Hannah’s conflicts about her job. Even though she loves her career, she is trapped within the world of dancing. Throughout the story, Hannah is presented with the ultimate choice between the constrictions of the dancing world and the opportunities an education will give her.

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