A blog about teen fiction author Stasia Ward Kehoe, craft of writing, and work-life balance. When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional. Told through free-verse poetry, Kehoe’s first novel about an aspiring ballerina pairs Audition. Stasia Ward Kehoe. Viking, $ (p) ISBN.

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However, my indifference to verse novels is in direct conflict to my obsession with dance movies. Mar 09, Aleeeeeza marked it as to-read Shelves: But she does have insecurities and has some errors in judgments along the way as she tries to find her path.

Stasia Ward Kehoe

And I understand, truly, I do. It blows my mind! She just let the plotline wash over her and vaguely danced.

Read more Read less. He embodies everything she thought she wanted, in ballet and in life, and when he falls short, he takes stsia dreams with him.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Stasia Ward Kehoe. The boy in that photo looks SO much older and I don’t think he’s the pretty dancer type that Remy is supposed to be.

Stasia Ward Kehoe

He takes one of my outstretched hands. I’m not saying that I don’t like novels in verse, I do, but this book was just words with random spacing, there was no deliberate pattern or rhythm to the “poetry” which is what I like in novels in verse.


Let me tell you 4. As Sara climbs up her ballet class ladder and goes from hunter green leotard to grey, Snowflake to Aurora, so too does her poisonous relationship with Remington. First off, Sara and him get intimate preeeeetty quickly. I still need to review this one, but I agree-I wanted more with Rem and why he was attracted to Sara and that whole relationship.

We’d probably be here a while. 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. They were stupid characters to include.

Zudition debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent. Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. The words aydition like disjointed lyrics, stilted prose and yet, succinct and purposely vivid. Also recommended if you want to learn more about the grueling world of ballet and considering I want to learn more about dancing for an idea I have on hold, this was a huge help. Poetry is cold and dead on the page; it needs voice and cadence, pitch and flow.

The characters are drawn in bold strokes – fair maiden, handsome prince – that suit a ballet. Soon enough, she meets and gets to know her choreographer Remington, and figures out that she has become romantically attracted to him. Maybe that’s not something I should admit in a public setting. The Dark Days Deceit. There’s a progression towards her improvement.


Looking for More Great Reads? It reads like the frenzy of a dance; the lulling beginning as Sara comes to terms with her dreams, and rising in pitch and pace as Sara voices her dying love of dance and then reaching a heart-stopping crescendo for the finale.

Let’s also talk about a couple of the metaphors real quick. Eighth Grade Bites 1. And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more?

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A story of someone who is certain but becomes uncertain as she is pushed in different directions. Product details Age Range: Inspired by Your Browsing History. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I don’t even understand.

Oh, and he has a motorcycle and an apartment with a bed.