Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

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When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.


 

About Stasia Ward Kehoe

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Stasia Ward Kehoe (swardkehoe.blogspot.com) has freelanced for several publishing companies. A former dancer and co-founder of a children's theater company, she continues to choreograph and teach writing and theatre arts to young people. She lives in Woodinville, Washington.
 
Published October 13, 2011 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 458 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sara tires of “endless auditions, eternal scrutiny” and “giving pieces of my body away.” As she finds agency, she offers conclusions that seem oversimplified given earlier ambivalence: that ballet was only ever “a dream others dreamed for her,” that sex was solely “a price to be paid / For compan...

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It's no wonder that young adult readers are fascinated by the world of competitive ballet.

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