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Magan: Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Bunheads by Sophie Flack [website | twitter] Publication Date: October 10, 2011 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 304 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: Paperback received from Sash at Sash and Em Summary: Hannah is a 19-year-old professional ballet dancer. She finds herself torn between trying to get promoted in her company and wanting to explore more of the world […]

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May 26, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Cami - I read this book, I loved it, it’s one of those books who make me feel like I’m the main character (in most of the books I read that happens) and this pushed me to go back to ballet classes, it brought my hidden passion for ballet out again. It’s amazing I really do recommend it.
(Excuse my English, It’s not my main language so yeah)

December 11, 2012 - 8:00 am

Bookish Gift Suggestions: Books for the Non-Reader - […] by Sophie Flack – Goodreads | Amazon | My Review – This book would be excellent for an older teen or young adult reader who is trying to find […]

July 10, 2012 - 12:32 am

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] Sometimes books can be overly complicated with too many issues; it was a nice change of pace to read about a 19-year-old girl indecisive about her future – to continue to pursue being a professional ballerina or to move on with her life – that was her struggle. goodreads / amazon / M’s review […]

June 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Okay, first of all – YES to Channing Tatum in Step Up. The boy is HOT. And also, I love Center Stage! It was one of my favorite movies to watch over and over again when I was still in high school.

And now, about the book – it sounds like I would really love this one. I mean, it features ballet! That’s already enough reason for me to like it. Glad you enjoyed it!

June 9, 2012 - 11:47 am

April Books & Wine - This may sound dumb, but I find dance to be SO boring. Like I cannot even sit through dancing with the stars without wanting to slit my wrists. Okay, that’s hyperbole. But, if it’s a dance movie like Center Stage or Dirty Dancing, I will watch the HECK out of it. Same with books. I love fictionalized dance, but not real dance.

SO ALL OF THE DRAMA OF BUNHEADS? Yeah I am down for getting swept away into the world of competition. Legit review, yo.

May 31, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Love love love that you loved it. It’s so understated and that’s what I adored. 🙂

May 30, 2012 - 9:02 am

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - I have had this on my TBR list for a while, but I really think I should read it ASAP, because I just finished catching up with the show Dance Academy (which you should totally give a try if you haven’t already – I think you’d really love it. It’s on Instant Netflix right now!) and I’m feeling a major ballet ache. I danced for 12 years, mostly ballet, and I really miss it. Thanks for this great review – I’m going to go get this one ASAP!

May 28, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Liz - Ahh this totally sounds Center Stage-esque, I love it. Thanks for pointing this one out, I hadn’t heard of yet, I will put it on my to read list.

And hell yes to Channing Tatum in Step Up.

May 28, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Oh, and P.S. That cover? So totally awesome.

May 28, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great review! I agree, this was a fantastic little book, and such a breath of fresh air. I can’t wait to see what Sophie comes up with next!

May 28, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Aneeqah - For some reason, I was thinking about Dance Moms as I read this review [I think that’s because that’s the only dance related show that I’ve seen recently]. Anyways, this sounds like a very interesting book! I haven’t heard of this one before, but after reading your review, I think I’ll be adding it to the TBR now. I haven’t really read a dance book before, and this book sounds like the perfect one to try out. Great review! =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

May 28, 2012 - 8:05 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I can’t dance to save my life, but I LOVE dance movies. So much. I also refused to do ballet as a child because I said that I wouldn’t wear pink & couldn’t stand tights. Haha! However, I love things involving ballet, so this sounds good. And I just saw the preview of an ABC Family show of the same name (is it based off the book?) and the Executive Producer was the creator of Gilmore Girls which I loved… so I’m basically saying I was already interested in this book & now I’m convinced.

May 28, 2012 - 5:29 pm

VeganYANerds - You’ve convinced me that I need to read this! I’m a sucker for dance movies and tv shows so this really appeals to me!

May 28, 2012 - 9:34 am

Jen - SEE, I loved this book, too. I read it awhile back, so I don’t remember ALL the details, but I remember enjoying Hannah and Jacob and thinking they were totally adorable.

May 28, 2012 - 7:25 am

Lori - I was curious about this one when it released but I haven’t heard much about it. I’m so happy to hear that you liked it. I’m adding it to my wish list right now.