Exhilaration and drudgery, passion and exhaustion, exist side by side for dancers in the exalted Manhattan Ballet, a world unto itself, which. Summary: A quiet but very realistic look at the struggle ballet dancers have and what happens when a girl has to choose between her career. Bunheads by Sophie Flack is a young adult novel inspired by the author’s experiences as a New York City Ballet dancer. The book Bunheads is not related the.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Write a customer review. She is not your typical nineteen-year-old, thanks to ballet.

This took strength of character, and is an example for young women when they have to make tough decisions for themselves.

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But when Otto Klein casts them both as understudies in his new dance, they know that the tides are turning for one of them. Highly recommended for readers of all ages, although it might be a tad scary for the younger set who had their hopes pinned to their tutus.

You always like that she can use the experiences in her life to give the ballet scenes a note of accuracy. bunhears

The details are quite constant and very realistic. But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah’s universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete binheads the other “bunheads” in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world.

Sophie Flack clearly is a talented writer and I look forward to more offerings from this author in the future. There she meets Jacob, an NYU student who is still boik to find his groove in life and who is also a singer at the restaurant.

I love the title too. Most of us have multiple children and many of us work in other fields that we love. Reply Jenny October 14, at 5: Bunheads is her first novel. One evening after being selected to understudy a solo part, Hannah decides to have dinner at her cousin, Eugene’s West Village restaurant. Think Black Swan minus craziness, blood and sex. English Choose a language for shopping. I also loved the bunhezds interest in this book Jacob and wanted Hannah to be with him pretty much from the moment they met!


I don’t need perfect characterisation. Oct 20, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: How about having them talk about something that might inform my knowledge of the characters and their situations? A Dancer’s Journalborn of similar frustration, is one of the best dance books ever published. Bok life revolves around company class, rehearsals and performances during the fall, winter and spring seasons that she chronicles.

Flack does a fantastic job of bringing this ethereal profession down into reality — she writes about the injuries and long hours, and the unglamorous behind-the-scenes of beloved productions.

When I first became an apprentice, I wanted to sleep on the stage, under the rows of lights that glittered like far-off planets. View all 3 comments. The writing was pretty terrible, after hook the biography of the author, it was pretty obvious the story was at minimum semi-autobiographical not that theres necessarily anything wrong with thatand I felt that she peppered the action sequences with ballet lingo to try to make her work credible in the ballet world.

Overall I say if your a dancer this is a must read.


This was a really easy, light read which helped to make the pages fly by. I honestly don’t know The work is grueling and punishing, both phys My take: Their level of dedication is insane and amazing.

Given the amount I’ve read, I would say I know a fair amount more about ballet than the average reader probably does. But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah’s universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants t As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships.


It didn’t pretty everything up and glamourise an intense, difficult discipline. Beautiful, thin, and definitely going somewhere, she was featured all over the Discount Dance Supply catalogs and their Dance Magazine advertisements when I was a teenager.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It’s three counts, just like the term. There is a sweet romance that adds to the story but doesn’t get very far because of Hannah’s intense dedication to the ballet.

It seemed that it didn’t quite fit in with the novel, and that she should’ve come up with a better reason to throw away your career than a boy. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To have anything larger then a B cup is very frustrating in Ballet and is very distracting.

I thought the book was well written but would have liked more character development, as it seemed that we only saw the surface emotions for the characters but didn’t go much deeper.

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The realism in Bunheads really works to its advantage and makes the story more meaningful. I’m sure Sophie Flack was an excellent ballet dancer.

I trained in ballet for 15 years. There wasn’t enough angst boo, struggle in her mind throughout the book, it seemed like she was just cheating on both Matt and Jacob and didn’t even car.

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