November 11, 2021

The Ballerinas Review

The Ballerinas Review

Title: The Ballerinas
Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale
Style: Contemporary
Rating: 3/5

I really wanted to like this one but it just didn't pull me in.  I think it's the perfect read for those with a ballet background but I didn't really understand many of the dance terms.  I think anyone who has any ballet or dance experience would really like this book.

The story is told in dual time lines which is usually something I love but sometimes I found it difficult to tell the differentiate between the two. Minor things would happen and I couldn't remember if it was the past or the future.

I also thought I was reading a thriller.  This is not a thriller.

What I did like was how extreme dance life can be with high expectations and how many dancers sometimes feel their body is not their own.  I think some would find this to be relatable.  I think it also accurately reflects the friendships and how people become family when it comes to competitive dance.

All in all it was just ok.