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For fans of Sarah Dessen and Mary H.K. Choi, this lyrical and emotionally driven novel follows Alina, a young aspiring dancer who suffers a devastating injury and must face a world without ballet - as well as the darker side of her former dream.

Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but then a terrifying fall shatters her leg - and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with it. 

After a summer healing (translation: eating vast amounts of Cool Ranch Doritos and binging ballet videos on YouTube), she is forced to trade her pre-professional dance classes for normal high school, where she reluctantly joins the school musical. However, rehearsals offer more than she expected - namely Jude, her annoyingly attractive castmate she just might be falling for.  

But to move forward, Alina must make peace with her past and face the racism she experienced in the dance industry. She wonders what it means to yearn for ballet - something so beautiful, yet so broken. And as broken as she feels, can she ever open her heart to someone else? 

Touching, romantic, and peppered with humor, this debut novel explores the tenuousness of perfectionism, the possibilities of change, and the importance of raising your voice.

©2021 Mariko Turk (P)2021 Hachette Audio

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Very Nice Story For Sarah Dessen Fans


that was a perfect fit for Sarah Dessen fans because it did give me the vibe of her earlier books
So the story is about Alina who is a Ballerina until she injures her leg and she can't dance anymore, so she gets transferred to a public school and there she meets a whole new set of challenges, mainly Jude, her neighbor who is determined to be her friend, she will face loss, friendship and ultimately love
it was a nice read when you have some time to spare its a good uplifting story for the most part and it did end on a very nice note .. I liked it, but read Sarah Dessen books if you want a great storyline

They really should went with another narrator because I really didn't like her performance, she was barely performing specially Jude's parts