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Tiny Pretty Things
Tiny Pretty Things | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.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 dancebut 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.
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guidosophia
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Mehso-so

when i checked this out from the library i did not know there was a sequel. i will not be reading said sequel. it‘s just too young for me, which i should have guessed it would be

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KristiAhlers
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I would love to say that ballet isn‘t this toxic but I would be fibbing to a certain degree. This is the story of Gigi, Bette, and June and it explores the competitiveness found within the ballet world. Backstabbing, eating disorders it‘s all here. So be mindful if any of this is a trigger. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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shannonsnextchapter
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A twisting, twirling leap into the betrayals of professional ballet.
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At the American Ballet Company, onstage beauty comes at the cost of backstage ugliness. No more pretty pointe shoes!
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This is a tale of jealousy & sabotage. Gigi, Bette, & June navigate relationship & health problems as the story moves through unpredictable betrayals. “The Sugar Plum Fairy has farthest to fall.“
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Have you read Tiny Pretty Things? What did you think?

KristiAhlers Reading it now actually! 🩰❤️ 1y
shannonsnextchapter @Katbooklover hope you‘re enjoying it!😊 1y
KristiAhlers @shannonsnextchapter so far I am. I‘m a former dancer so this is really coming across as realistic. Ballet is beautiful but beyond competitive when you get to a certain level. 1y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-7-21: My 35th finished book of 2021! I wanted to like this so much more than I did but it just drove me nuts how hateful and insecure all the characters were. NYC at the American Ballet Conservatory. The story follows Gigi, Bette and June, ballet dancers trying to win the parts that will make them prima ballerinas. Along the way there is cut throat antics to reach the top. Everyone wants to be a star and no one is safe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📖#️⃣3️⃣5️⃣

GidgetsTreasures75 Even though I didn‘t love this I will still be watching the Netflix adaptation because I want to see the dancing. 🩰 2y
MySharonaK Your tuxedo cat is a beauty 😍 2y
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ScientistSam
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Bailedbailed

This just wasn't for me. It's well-set-up, so I can see where readers would enjoy it if this is what they are in the mood for, but for me personally, the last thing I want to read about right now is toxic relationships and backstabbing.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I‘ve been watching the new show on Netflix.

I haven‘t read this book so I am wondering if anyone can tell me how old the characters are in the book?

LibrarianRyan I finished this night before last. I had wanted to read it but had trouble finding copies. 2y
Kimberlone The characters in the book are high school aged, 15-17ish 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Kimberlone ohhhh! That makes these explicit sex scenes very awkward 😝. 2y
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Bookworm1987
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Gonna read this next by Sona Charaipotra #sonacharaipotra #tinyprettythings

Ravenpuff Can‘t wait for the show streaming next month on Netflix. 2y
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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I wanted to read this before the Netflix adaptation premieres next month, but I wasn't entirely sure I was going to like it since I don't like ballet. However, I really enjoyed it. This book was the perfect mix of diversity, true emotion, and catty girl drama. It was such a fun read. Exactly the not so serious book I needed right now. I'm really looking forward to the show, and I asked for someone to buy me the sequel for Christmas.

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DarkMina
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Lizzie2219
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4⭐️- this is a beautifully written heart wrenching story. I adored this book. Personally Junes perspective was my favourite you could feel her pain and confusion and loneliness. I loved the diversity of the characters and the touches on issues like racism eating disorders and depression- subjects that were addressed so naturally and beautifully in the story.

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Lizzie2219
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Currently reading this so far love it but I am a little lost it took me a second to remember who was who but I love the diverse cast of characters for some reason i had no idea it had POC characters and Asian characters it was a happy surprise Ive been trying to expand my reading to LGBTQ stories and POC stories so can‘t wait to really get into this

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Dramarama! This YA novel follows 3 students at an elite NYC ballet conservatory as they vy for top roles and a spot in the professional company. New girl Gigi, queen bee Bette and outsider June are all hiding secrets as they try to land solos (and maybe undermine the competition). Loved the diverse characters, def reading the sequel. Hoping for more insight into the secondary characters' motivation, especially Will and Eleanor!

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Lovesbooks87
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This book reminded me a lot of the movie Center Stage which I love! This book sucked me in. Backstabbing ballerinas who will do whatever it takes to get what they want. Netflix is making a series out of this book and I hope I don‘t have to wait long for it to come out. On to the sequel!

Emilymdxn Omg they‘re making a series?? I can‘t wait. I loved this book so much and I don‘t even read ya. I‘m so excited to read the sequel when my budget can manage it lol 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Emilymdxn yes a 10 episode season. They haven‘t said when it is coming out yet. But hopefully soon! 3y
TheAromaofBooks I love the way your cat matches the book! 3y
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AlizaApp
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Yes yes yes to this delightful YA set in the world of competitive ballet. Like Center Stage + Black Swan + Pretty Little Liars. Bitchiness, backstabbing, romance. And lots of unsolved mysteries, so I look forward to the sequel!

jmtrivera YES! READ ON! 3y
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Emilymdxn
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I don‘t read a lot of YA but this made me think I should read more! I was looking for books featuring eating disorders written by women of colour and this popped up online so I took a chance. I loved the characters, got completely immersed in the ballet world, it was intense but not quite melodramatic which I loved. The romance subplots didn‘t even annoy me (which they often do in YA), I can‘t wait to read the sequel so it‘s a firm pick

Reign_5.0 I have this book, but haven't had the chance to read it. 3y
Hoopiefoot It‘s so good! Your review has me thinking maybe I need to reread it again soon. 3y
Emilymdxn @Literary.Gem37 I hope you like it as much as I did when you get the chance! 3y
Emilymdxn @Hoopiefoot awesome! Did you read the sequel too?? Is it good?? 3y
Hoopiefoot @Emilymdxn The sequel is really good too. Enjoy! 3y
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Merethebookgal
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It took a few chapters to feel like I was in the story (probably because I listened to the audiobook) but then I just wanted to keep listening! Getting different points of view, especially from two of the “mean girls” helped them to seem more like real people, and not just one dimensional villains. (Not that it made the terrible things they did okay!) I‘m not usually into drama-filled stories, but I‘m definitely looking forward to book 2!

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jmtrivera
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Once I started digging into this book, it became impossible to put down. The authors created amazing characters who are both awful & incredibly sympathetic. The suspense builds & builds until the reader is practically itchy w/anticipation of the next terrible thing to happen. And I loved how it still surprised me into gasping when it happened. Honestly, this book would've been perfect for live-tweeting. I finished it & immediately began the next.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A great ya. Ballet school and the beautiful and cruel kids who are fighting for a chance to shine. Sort of like center stage meets gossip girl.

Megabooks This was such a fun book! 3y
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hes7
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Panpan

“Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.”

Too much mean-girl drama with no resolution to make the end worthwhile. I‘ll read the next book to get it off #MountTBR, but when it comes to cutthroat dancers, I enjoyed The Walls Around Us more.

Book 3 of #24b4Monday finished.
Current time: 17h24m

#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc

BeansPage Woop! You go girl 💪🤓📖 4y
Clwojick Way to go on that reading time! Awesome! 💓 4y
wanderinglynn Way to go! You‘ll hit 24 hrs in no time! 🙌🏻 4y
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Megabooks I liked this book when I read it, but I agree with your review! 😂 Great job! 4y
Andrew65 A shame this book wasn‘t better. Fantastic progress on the Readathon. 4y
8little_paws Completely agree on your assessment of this book, and I also strongly preferred the walls around us 4y
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BooksOnPointe
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I got to meet Dhonielle Clayton at Sydney Writers‘ Fest today

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BookKenz
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Ballet, secrets, and a whole lot of drama.

Such a fun read.

Nute I‘ve never heard of this book, but it‘s sounds really good. Love ballet! And the bonus of mean-girl ballerinas. Whoa! 3y
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ceruleanjen
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My 4th read for Contemporary-A-Thon. 438 pages. 4⭐ Fun, soap opera of a book!

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Gillyreads
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Still home sick. Headache is mostly gone so I‘m all set for a day of reading. If only the neighbours renovations were not so power tool inclusive 🙃🙃🙃

MrsMalaprop Wishing you a quiet(ish) reading recovery day. 📚❤️ 4y
Gillyreads @MrsMalaprop thanks ☺️ 4y
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MaggieAnnieOakley
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This was the perfect book to get me out of my grey February book slump. These ballerinas are both beautiful and terrifying, with secrets and scandals galore. ❤️❤️❤️

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GondorGirl
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Teenage ballerinas fighting to get the best parts. There's drama, back stabbing, injuries, and a while lot of tulle.

As someone who has absolutely no grace or dancing abilities I was totally enthralled. Any recommendations for other good ballet books?

MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read it yet but I‘ve heard good things about 5y
GondorGirl @MicheleinPhilly That one is on Overdrive. I added it to my list! 5y
ReadingsByTheC If you don't mind a supernatural angle to it try this one. It's like Orange is the New Black meets Black Swan.. 5y
GondorGirl @ReadingsByTheC That sounds good! I love urban fantasy. 5y
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GondorGirl
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I think the National Harbor is the perfect place to audio walk. ❤❤❤

2BR02B Neat view! 5y
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Jennick2004
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Happy Valentines Day to myself 🤣❤️
#bookhaul #bookoutlet

dylanisreading Tiny Pretty Things is on my tbr! 5y
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Brittbritt
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Mehso-so

While this book was a major page turner and I am a sucker for drama I personally struggled with the amount of girl/girl hatred and jealousy. I understand that it is clearly a major part of the competitiveness of ballet but it was not always fun to read. Still love the complex and (very) flawed characters.

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Cityofamber
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This was the perfect book the “casually” read on my phone when I couldn‘t have a physical book on me.

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EllieDottie
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A book about dance for#letsdance! #septembowie

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 5y
Cinfhen If I didn't have a YA aversion 😔I'd be all over this choice! 5y
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Darth_Kaders
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Getting in some morning reading before work. This book is such a nice change of pace--I am loving all the drama!

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Darth_Kaders
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I read Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead last year and now I have a thing for ballet books. I hope this is as catty as it seems. #guiltypleaure #bedtimereading #balletbookS

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TheNextBook
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I loved Centerstage and I expected this book to shed the same kind of light on drama and ballet! It does but so much more. It focuses on three different ballerinas, with three completely different upbringings and how competition really does bring out the worst in some people! Plenty of drama with a constantly moving plot, I breezed through this novel!

MidnightBookGirl Love, love this series! 5y
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TheNextBook
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I'm taking a quick momcation and am near a beach, with my friend visiting her parents and they have this amazing sun room which is perfect for reading! I'm in a happy place right now.

DivineDiana Very nice! Enjoy! 📚 5y
BookBabe ❤️ reminds me of the sunroom in the house I grew up in. Lovely! I miss that place. 5y
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Rissa
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teenagers are evil. ballerinas are evil for sure. couldn't put this one down. i enjoyed this book very much. go read it. 👯

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TheNextBook
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Oohh yes! I started this today and so far it is juicy! Something happened, more is happening, drama, and ballet, ballet, ballet! I'm so here for this today! I needed something juicy to bite into and this seems to be it!

Coleen I've been back & forth on whether or not to add this one to my TBR. Sounds like you're enjoying it! 5y
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MrsV
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New in this week, plus the last bits of my #beachinbookswap package 📦

TheWordJar I need to get myself Literary Yarns! I've made some Star Wars amigurumi for the kids, but I think I would like these creatures for myself! 5y
TheWordJar @MaleficentBookDragon That is awesome! I need to order both of these now!! 5y
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JMBarries
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Exciiiiiiited for this, @jessreadsbooks has lent this to me, describing it as "gossip girl and centre stage in one" which I ?? am?? here?? for??

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Kappadeemom
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Read inside the library some. I just finished Tiny Pretty Things and I loved it, even though it is probably considered YA. Malicious ballerinas? Yep, I love it❤️

mklong You had me at "malicious ballerinas" 5y
Kappadeemom @mklong 👍😜 5y
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Kappadeemom
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When you can't read because you feel someone staring at you 😳😳

JoeStalksBeck There you are! Yay! 5y
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laurencjay
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Holey Moley this book. Incredible writing, probably the best I've read in a YA novel. Intense and beautiful. I love ballet and always have been fascinated by it but I know this book would appeal to many YA lovers and thrill seekers. Now to get my hands on the sequel.

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katcanwrite
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Read this one a few months back. If you want backstabbing ballerinas, high-stakes drama, and lots of tension, pick this one up! HOWEVER: not one of the narrators could do a good Russian accent in the audiobook, so any time a teacher spoke it was excruciating. Overall, however, this is a gripping read. Warning: drug abuse, eating disorders, and harassment feature prominently.

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EllieDottie
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So this book has tiny in the title and it's about dancers (ballerinas), so I think it works perfectly for #tinydancer! #lyricalapril

Cinfhen Can't get much better than that 💕🙌🏻💃🏼 6y
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