There are two things that I really enjoy in life, including reading and ballet and Silhouette combined these two. It shows the reality of living in the ballet world and the brutality of it on your body and mind.
Scarlett is one of the best dancers at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Australia. She lives and breathes dance, she is hardworking, ambitious, determined and stubborn. Scarlett’s dad was a dancer but he died in a car accident when she was a young girl, Scarlett’s mum has been determined for Scarlett not to make dance her life. After an opportunity arises to audition for a new music video, Scarlett meets the gorgeous and famous Moss, who slowly pulls Scarlett into his world of late nights of partying, sex and drugs.
This book takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The book shows how the dangerous side of life and how one bad decision can spin Scarlett’s controlled and perfect world into a downward spiral. The author brilliantly describes the emotions and troubles that Scarlett faces in her world and I couldn’t help but empathise for the characters in this book. In the beginning Scarlett was a hard character to like, but as the book progresses you learn about what made her to be what she is and you begin to sympathise with her.
This book was full of raw emotion and was an absolutely beautiful to read. The author wasn’t afraid of facing issues that teenagers face head on including drugs, sex and alcohol and I loved this about the book, if felt real and genuine. A wonderfully written and an amazing YA contemporary novel.
For more information about the author, Thalia Kalkipsakis, visit her at her official site here.
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