Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
This book was such an entertaining ride. There’s so many things happening i didn’t felt bored once. We have ballet, jealousy, competitions, politics, racism, eating disorders, pill addiction, love, sexual favors, pride, like I said…there’s alot happenning. And i simply adored all of it. Since it’s all split between our 3 main characters, it didn’t feel too packed. As for the characters, i can’t really say i LOVE them, but i didn’t dislike them either. it’s nice to have some diversity in the cast. Bette is our classic main bitch. She’s white, she’s gorgeous and she likes to have everything her way. it’s really hard to like her to be honest, but it was always intriguing to read from her POV. June is half-korean, trying to make her place and maybe find herself in the process. I found her great and flawed, i actually really hope things work out for her. Gigi is the new girl. She’s the black, happy, kind girl in a sea of white dolls. her character survived so many changes. At the end of the book, it feels like she an entire new girl, which makes me so excited to see her in the sequel. The ending left me wanted more. I’m a fan of the writing and the story and the way they just keep backstabbing each other. I’ll be reading the next book very soon.
Tiny Pretty Things : 4/5