Dear readers, I apologize that I have been absent for most of the summer but as school starts back up, so will I!
Bunheads is about 19 year old Hannah, a professional ballet dancer that performs in the fictional Manhattan Ballet company as one of the many corps de ballet dancers. During the year in which this book takes place she struggles, trying to break away from the corps and be promoted. But everything changes one day when she meets Jacob, a college student who shows her life outside the company and ballet in general. Soon she starts to question everything and wonders whether the dance world is right for her.
Someone once told me that just because you love dance does not mean you will love the dance world which is what this book really shows. It also shows that the ballet world is not as pretty as it seems. The book shows a lot of Hannah's struggles as a dancer and a person. I enjoyed that the book showed all of the company's seasons and the ballets Hannah and her fellow company members performed in each one. This book also has what I like to call ballet humor, jokes that totally make sense to any ballet dancer!
When it came to Hannah's friends I just didn't understand Zoe. It didn't really seem as if she was supportive of Hannah at all as a friend. And I really didn't get why Hannah would be friends with someone SO high maintenance. I also had mixed feelings about Jacob as a character. I kind of felt like Jacob was put in just to make Hannah question everything about herself throughout the book. He didn't really have any backstory or story at all for that matter.
Overall the book was very well written and I really enjoyed each page. Sophie Flack really has a knack for combining the ballet world and the outside world together to make a fantastic book appropriate for almost any age. I really recommend getting your own version of this wonderful book!