Author: Edward Stewart

Ballerina by Edward Stewart

Posted May 29, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Ballerina by Edward Stewart

I love ballerinas and ballet, I was one of those little girls who took ballet and loved it, I wasn’t any good though. But just because I wasn’t any good at it, doesn’t mean I stopped liking. That being said, I don’t think I have read any real ballet books, a couple about ex-ballet dancers, but not one where ballet is so front and center as it is in this book, so I was actually really excited about this book. The first thing I noticed was that the narration kind of killed the pacing for me. I thought the book started a little on the slow side, and that was largely because of the narration. I thought that the whole book kind of suffered from a choppy writing style, it’s not that the book was hard to follow, but it did feel a bit on the disjointed side. I also wasn’t expecting the stage mom to have such an active role in the beginning, the book is about two young ballet dancers, but yet when I opened the book and started reading it actually felt like I was reading the mothers story and not the two young ballet dancers stories. I really didn’t like that about the book. I wanted more of a focus on the two girls. I did think that the writer did a good job at capturing the essence of the ballerina, it felt authentic to me. I really did find myself becoming immersed in the environment, and […]