Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 352
Received: Received a copy from Penguin Canada in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: April 10, 2014
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Theo is better now.

She's eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isn't talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn't do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she's been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

My Review:

The cover of this book just completely caught my attention, and this is one that I will have facing out on my shelf just because it is so beautiful and captivating. But this cover does not give away what the story truly focuses on, yes dance is a huge part of the main character's life, but there is so much more to the story that you can't let go of.

Theo has been through so much, and she is finally getting better after everything, she is eating properly (for the most part) and is on her way to the life she has dreamed of. All of a sudden, everything is turned on it's head when her best friend who disappeared four years ago returns home. The problem is he is not talking about anything, and Theo believes she may be able to help. This book deals with a lot of heavy emotions, and yet it is such a beautiful story.

Being a dancer myself I really loved how Theo's life revolved around this one activity. I could really understand some of the things Theo dealt with in that part of her life. Dance means everything to Theo, and it is almost as if her entire life revolves around it, she works so hard to be the best, and for me it was amazing to read about this part of her life, it took me back to some amazing times in my life. Dance is a way to get away from your life and you really view that for Theo.

What I absolutely loved about this story is how, as a reader, you really see how Theo struggles with the revelations of the case and how it affects her in such a massive way. And also how she handles herself through everything. This is a girl that has had problems in the past and you see how keeping a secret that could harm people brings up some issues. But I really loved how Theo learned to open up and she learns that sometimes how one person sees things may come out differently.

At times, I felt like Theo's friends weren't completely there f.or her because they were in their own world, but you think back to yourself at that time and I can understand. Especially with the fact that Theo seems to close herself off from people, which is where many of her problems stem from. I absolutely loved this book and would go back to read it again.

I think Brandy Colbert has brought about a beautiful story about learning to open up, and how talking about some things can bring about a different perspective. This story really shows how some secrets can hold us back. 

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting concept! You're right, the cover is absolutely stunning. This novel is definitely on to to be read list now.



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