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Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel
Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things.June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to loseand no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Betteor the other dancers who bullied hergo unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?
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jmtrivera
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I gathered such momentum reading the first that I had to go straight into the second, and I'm glad I did. This book has less of the constant cliffhangers & suspense; that said, in some ways, it was more satisfying. The slower pace allows the characters to ask questions like, how do you come back from being broken? I loved pondering esp. w/these characters: all strong, intelligent, talented young women who have been hurt badly in different ways.

Nitpickyabouttrains I think I liked the second one more too 1mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I read this one a while ago but am behind on posting. It was just as great as the first one. I am so into these gossip girl meets center stage books. Also thrilled by the read along notes from @jmtrivera

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jmtrivera
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I just finished the first, and legit can't wait for the next. Here goes!

Nitpickyabouttrains I also already read book two. Will book club be about both by accident? 2mo
jmtrivera @Nitpickyabouttrains That would be perfect. I also was so disappointed that I didn't live tweet the first one, & I don't want to tweet book 2 because spoilers, so I now have a SBP reaction doc. I wasn't sure who it was for, but it might be for you. Emotions! 2mo
Nitpickyabouttrains It‘s definitely for me. Or you can message me as you read. Or both. 2mo
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jmtrivera @Nitpickyabouttrains I'm about halfway through, so you could get the full document pretty soon. 😂 2mo
jmtrivera @Merethebookgal Wait until you start reading and you will love it even more! 2mo
Nitpickyabouttrains @jmtrivera yes yes great. @Merethebookgal it was an awesome ya book club choice. The meeting is going to be insane. 2mo
Merethebookgal @Nitpickyabouttrains @jmtrivera since we‘re not meeting till mid-Nov, should we tell people to read both books for the meeting? Sounds like we‘re going to have some feelings 😂 2mo
jmtrivera @Merethebookgal @nitpickyabouttrains Tentative yes to that. Because I mean, I don't want to make people do more reading than they have time for or really want to do (except when I'm teaching of course 😂), but I feel like if people are enjoying the story and having the Feels, it is worth continuing with the second right away. The momentum keeps going well reading them back-to-back, but I think it might have lost something if I'd waited too long. 2mo
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BookishBlonde12
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Three ballerinas are fighting to win a once in a lifetime spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. They will do anything and everything to be the one chosen for this role, even if it means taking the others down. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make it? And who will lose their dream of dancing in the spotlight forever?

This is quite the page turner, Center Stage meets Pretty Little Liars.

JoScho Great picture and review 😊 2y
BookishBlonde12 @JoScho Thanks!! 🎉✨ 2y
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BookishBlonde12
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Perfect Sunday ☺️✨📚

What is everyone reading today? I‘m trying to finish Shiny Broken Pieces, while the boyfriend dives into Silkworm.

#SundayFunday #CurrentlyReading

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BookishBlonde12
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These girls can really hold a grudge... Wouldn‘t want to be on their bad side.

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BookishBlonde12
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Work, done ✅ Dinners and dishes, done ✅ Laundry, done ✅

Time to get my read on!!! 📖 ✨

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BookishBlonde12
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“The higher you rise, the harder you fall”

Moving on to the sequel of Tiny Pretty Things. June, Bette, and Gigi are back and competing one final time for a top spot at the American Ballet Company. The stakes are much higher and no one is playing nice.

May the best dancer win. 💃🏼🕺🏽

#currentread #Aprilreads #currentlyreading

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TheNextBook
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This book was so addicting! A much more dramatic edition of Center Stage. If you enjoyed the first book you will definitely enjoy this one. The characters so much growth in this book and you really see a change in them by the end of the story. It‘s much more serious this time around because they are finally fighting for their livelihoods. I couldn‘t put this one down! I really enjoyed it.

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TheNextBook
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So this is what I‘m reading now! And I am really enjoying it. I read the first one last year and it was good. It‘s a look at the lives of ballerinas and all the backstabbing that ensues. It says a lot about friendships, relationship and deceit and also ambition. How far will you go to be the best?

MidnightBookGirl I loved these books! I wish there had been more! It was like Gossip Girl meets Center Stage! 2y
TheNextBook @MidnightBookGirl yes!!!!! I never got into gossip girl but Center Stage spot on! I loved that movie. I am so absorbed in this book! 2y
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TheNextBook
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I got to see Dhonielle Clayton at the NoVa Teen Book Festival yesterday! This is my favorite pic I snapped before the second panel! She is absolutely incredible. Grabbed Shiny Broken Pieces while I was there and got it signed. Very excited to read more from her!

SusanInTiburon Adorable pic! (I hope you send it to her) 2y
TheNextBook @SusanInTiburon I tagged her in it on twitter! 😂 2y
SusanInTiburon @TheNextBook well done! 👍🏽 2y
BlackBibliophile So cool! 2y
TheNextBook @BlackBibliophile She is amazing! They way she talks about writing, why she writes and her ideas about fantasy is so damn inspiring! 2y
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KatCho
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I loved this sequel to Tiny Pretty Things. I like how each of the main three girls are continuing to grow and struggle. I like that Bette isn't just a pure evil character. She has a lot of depth. And the relationships are all amazingly deep and we'll explored.

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Cityofamber
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I have no strong opinions about this one, it was interesting while reading but I could go without reading it for days and not feel like I was missing out.

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Katherself
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I'm nearing the end of Shiny Broken Pieces and LOVING IT. I had a feeling I'd like it after how great Tiny Pretty Things was, but this is even better than I expected. I love the shift from external conflict between all the dancers to the internal conflict of all these girls facing theirselves and their actions. It's fantastic. I can't wait to see how it ends.

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abookishweekend
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Absolutely loving this book ATM

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PassportBooks
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Ballet, boarding school, fiercely ambitious young women, and a diverse set of characters - this series is basically catnip for me.

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Kappadeemom
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Another rainy day in Georgia (will it ever stop?) so a good reading day. Book 2 of the malicious/competitive ballerinas trying to secure a spot at ABC 👍

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katcanwrite
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If you enjoy the first of this duology, you've got to pick this one up. The drama is more intense, and the book moves at a breakneck pace. (I read this one in print to avoid the accent issue.) Warning: drugs, eating disorders, and harassment feature in this book, too.

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lhseidel
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Went on a bit of a YA binge at the library...

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lsh13
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a great end to the TPT series. I liked that Cassie who was mentioned through tiny pretty things was finally a recurring character in Shiny broken things.

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alisonrose
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(Oops, forgot to do a review here when I finished this yesterday) I saw a review of this on YouTube, can't recall who, that said the book suffered a bit from just TOO MUCH DRAMA, and I have to agree. It just felt like it was pushing the boundaries of belief by having everyone be so stunningly awful and have endless major problems. I like the social issues exploration, and the writing is sharp, but I think it needed to be dialed down a bit. 3/5 ⭐

8little_paws That's how I felt as well. It's always cool to see diverse characters, but everyone in this book was so negative towards one another. That bothered me. 3y
alisonrose @8little_paws yeah! It just felt like too much. I know ballet is cutthroat but sheesh... 3y
8little_paws I feel like the fact that all the girls were all cutthroat with each other isn't the best message to send to teenage girls. You can still have a storyline with tension and have characters that are supportive of each other at times. 3y
alisonrose @8little_paws YES. Especially how freaking cruel it was, not just teasing or whatever but way beyond "normal" - I never felt like I could trust that anyone was something other than terrible 3y
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alisonrose
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Just a slight change of pace from my last book, LOL 😂 #nowreading

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ShellBell1021
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I loved this just as much as the first in the series. Serious soapy drama, but so much fun!

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lsh13
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When your bookdepository order finally arrives!!!! So excited 😍

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ShellBell1021
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For anyone that loved the movie Center Stage as much as I did!

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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I needed this book to break up my reading slump.

Cinfhen Oh, I've been there...hope this one breaks the curse😖 3y
BeckaroniAndCheese @Cinfhen It worked!! It also gave me one last book for my January stats. Those were looking terrible! 3y
Cinfhen Hooray 😁 💖🎉 3y
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BeckaroniAndCheese
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I think I am now reading at least four books at the same time. I needed this one to break up the longer books and give me a feeling of accomplishment when I can finish it quickly.

Cinfhen Makes sense! 3y
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rachellayown
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I loved the first book in this series, but I may have enjoyed this one even more. Set in a cutthroat ballet academy, these YA novels feature a diverse cast of characters focused on succeeding at all costs. Super entertaining and fun!

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bigdamnbookgeek
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I didn't mean to listen to the entire audio book today buuut it happened anyway.

I love the depth of these characters!

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rachellayown
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Here's my #novembertbr stack. (Minus SWING TIME, HERE COMES THE SUN, and THE LEAVERS.) I'm not sure if I'll get through everything, but I'll have fun trying!

JonathanDunne Looking good😉 3y
badnorthern Looks like a fun month! 3y
WOCreads I spy La Rose!🙌 I need to read more Erdrich! 3y
rachellayown I love her @Ifyoucanreadthis_Bina . She's one of my favorite writers and I can't believe I haven't read this one yet! 3y
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rachellayown
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Help! I don't know which book to read next. Suggestions?

rachellayown I want to pick THE MOTHERS, but the other two are library books with looming due dates. 3y
LauraBeth The Mothers! 3y
Imagineannie The Mothers 3y
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BeckyK 🙈 3y
rachellayown Yeah, I think I'll start with the one I'm most excited about @LauraBeth @Imagineannie and @Beckykearns THE MOTHERS it is! 3y
Nonaroo The Mothers! I just started it last night and it is beautiful and hard to put down. 3y
BeckyK Haha you're more decisive than me! I'm rubbish! Hope you enjoy it :) 3y
bigdamnbookgeek Shiney broken pieces is on my stack too! 3y
rachellayown I'm excited to start it @Nonaroo! I've heard so many great things about it. I'm starting tonight! 3y
rachellayown Ha, my gut was to go with THE MOTHERS, but I needed a second opinion to let me wait on my library stack @Beckykearns. Not sure if that's being decisive or not! 3y
rachellayown I loved the first one @bigdamnbookgeek and am excited to check this sequel out! 3y
Kleonard Another vote for The Mothers! 3y
rachellayown @Kleonard I started it last night and am loving it! 3y
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AshleyS
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I liked the first book in this series a little better, but still really enjoyed this one. It was interesting to read about how the girls change after the last book.

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abbylibrarian
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Yessssss. All the drama, all the dancing. Perfect poolside or vacation read, and don't miss the first book (Tiny Pretty Things).

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abbylibrarian
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Yessssss. All the drama, all the dancing. Perfect poolside or vacation read, and don't miss the first book (Tiny Pretty Things).

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KarenaFagan
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This series is so reminiscent of Center Stage for me and I love it. I hope to see more now that the girls are older.

Poindextrix Sold. 3y
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MissKatie
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now reading.

Pugs courtesy of Pinterest.

#youngadult #teachersoflitsy

Megabooks Adorable! Enjoy the good book. 👍🏻😃 3y
Baileeandme So cute 💕💕 3y
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Shay
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Full of blackmail, drama, and deep, dark, twisty secrets. The competition is fierce, and with only two apprenticeships on offer it is about to go to a whole new level. Very much of a piece with Tiny Pretty Things, but with even higher stakes. Lives and careers are on the line. Full review: goo.gl/wk067H

Megabooks I really loved these two books! I hope they write more. 3y
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Shay
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"Sometimes you want something so badly you're willing to do whatever it takes to get it."

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Hollyg113
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Oh how I missed Bette, Gigi and the crew!

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Hollyg113
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Oh how I missed Bette, Gigi and the crew!

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DRAMA. I enjoyed this, though not as much as the first book. It answered all my questions but I still found parts of it slightly disappointing.

Megabooks Agreed. 3y
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SarahK
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Books about ballet and ballerinas are so in my wheelhouse. This sequel to Tiny Pretty Things certainly didn't disappoint.

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CherylDeFranceschi
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*flailing Kermit arms!!!!* 7 plus hours on just this, but it is done. Evilina ballerinas, thank you for entertaining me. And you definitely entertained me. I gratefully move on to something else.

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CherylDeFranceschi
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My best friend. My beloved lady Lily. She is my constant reading companion. But I think she is being a little judgy on the evilina ballerinas!

MrBook 😻😻😻 Cats are a judgmental lot. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 So sweet!! I call my girl Xena, Lily sometimes. I called my Katie cat, Lily also...I have idea why. Maybe one day I will have a cat who is properly called Lily🐈 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Your Lily is so pretty and looks like a sweetheart!💕 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you! She is the sweetest and softest bestie! 3y
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KilgoreTrout
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So much cattiness! So much backstabbing! So much teenage drama! I just can't get enough of ballet school drama, it's the perfect setting. I know the authors said this was only going to be a 2 book series, but they can change their minds, right?!

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CherylDeFranceschi
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It took me a half an hour to catch up on all the @24in48 posts from all of you this morning. That counts as reading time, doesn't it? 😜

Varshitha 😂😂.. Hope so.. I started listening to audiobook while checking out the posts.. I was too curious not to.. 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi
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Someone doesn't want to start our @24in48 reading tonight. But I saved the evilina ballerinas long enough! So, first up and here we go.

LauraJ It's so fluffy, I could die!!! 3y
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 3y
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KilgoreTrout
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Maybe it's the New Yorker in me, but I just can't handle listening to audiobooks at normal speed, I have to update to at least 1.25 speed. Does anyone else have this problem?

Chelsey I don't do it all the time, but yeah, I've done this 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat Yes, 1.5 is my setting on Audible. 3y
Sue I find it depends on the narrator. Normally it's 1.5 for me but I've gone up to 2 3y
Trav I normally have mine on 1.5. Normal speed is wayyyyy too slow. 3y
KilgoreTrout Wow! I guess 1.25 is slow in comparison ha ha, I'm gonna boosted up to 1.5 and see what I think. It certainly helps you get through a TBR list faster :-) 3y
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I tried really hard (ok, not that hard 😉) to hold off on starting this for @24in48 but I just couldn't do it. It's so good!!

CherylDeFranceschi @Hoopiefoot I'm going to try, too. 3y
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Megabooks
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4🌟 I almost hope they keep going with these! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first, but as I've reflected on it today, it was definitely a fun read. I recommend it if you like an enjoyable, easy to read young adult kinda thrillers or books about ballet.

jessberk13 I also am hoping for more in this series! I gobbled them both up. 3y
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