Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Review: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
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.
This book is was a quick read, but also very emotionally deep. A lot of times with novels in verse the reader loses the feeling of the characters of the dialogue that we are used to, but this book keeps all of that and adds a layer that we only get through the lyrics.