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How far is too far?

At one of Manhattan's most elite ballet schools, wafer-thin ballerinas pull their hair into sleek buns and lace their pointe shoes high, waiting for their chances to shine. But beneath the pretty, polished surface, these girls are hiding some terrible secrets and telling some twisted lies.

Privileged Bette is tiny and beautiful - like a ballerina in a music box. But living forever in the shadow of her ballet-star sister and under the weight of family expectations brings out a dangerous edge in her.

Perfectionist June can turn a flawless plié and diligently keeps her weight below 100 pounds. But she's never landed a lead role. Tired of always being the understudy, this year she'll settle for nothing but the best - even if she must resort to some less-than-perfect means to get there.

And new girl Gigi isn't your traditional ballerina. A free-spirited California girl, she's not used to the fierce competition. Still, that doesn't stop her from outperforming every dancer in the school. But even she is hiding a ticking time bomb, and the very act of dancing just might expose her secrets to everyone.

Being a prima isn't all satin and lace; sometimes you have to play dirty. With the competition growing fiercer with every performance, and harmless pranks growing ever darker, it's only a matter of time before one small spark ignites...and even the best get burned.

©2015 Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Good Book

loved it, well read. dis not lose interest at all cant wait to read the second book

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Bland story but not too terrible

The readers were fairly monotonous; I can't judge that hard because I'm not an actor myself but it would've been nice to have inflection and some excitement put into the reading.

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  • jane quigley
  • 01-07-17

Love it!

Great book and really great performances! Can't wait to listen to the next one. Love it!

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  • 03-29-18

Loved it

it was hooked the whole time, can't wait to hear the next book in series!

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  • LeeAnn
  • 06-28-15

Tiny Pretty Things

The Story was fantastic until the very end ??? What happened did the writer run out ink ??? As a reader/listener I was left wonder what happened to all the characters and I was so angry when I realised that was it, that was all there was to this story .... Glad I only listened to it and hadn't wasted my time reading the book I would have been soooo disappointed ...