Engaging slice of life drama about Kate, a New York company ballet soloist dealing with a neck injury, the lack of her ever-present sister, and the guilt that maybe her sister's predicament is partly her fault.
The book starts you out in present day, but the story dips into flashbacks as Kate experiences something that triggers a memory. As the book goes along, my hunger to know the whole story grows with each tantalizing bit of information. At the end, I was so engaged with the characters that I wanted more. It does end rather swiftly, but not in a bad way. I feel like it mimicked Kate's sudden jerk out of her downward spiral pretty well, though I did wish for more details on the aftermath.
If you don't like slice of life books, following around one person during their day to day lives and privy to everything going on inside of their head, then you probably wouldn't like this book. I found the dip into a ballet dancer's life interesting, but it is a repetitive and constant backdrop in the story for those who aren't interested in the subject. It also deals with the same day to day air the topic of dependence on pharmaceutical drugs and mental illness.
The narrator was a fantastic for this book! She matched Kate's sardonic speech perfectly, with bored sounding overtones switching to passionate outbursts in perfect sync with the character.
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