This drama-soaked sequel to Tiny Pretty Things is most entertaining and will appeal to fans of dance. The engaging characters, some of whom readers will love to hate, are back in full force thanks to the talented authors who know exactly how to (literally) keep readers on their toes. Lies and scandals continue, bringing more excitement to the stage, but, sadly, the ending leaves fans hanging.

June, Bette and Gigi are forced to put their game faces on when they reunite to compete for a spot at the American Ballet Company. Gigi has finally recovered from the accident and is trying to put the past behind her, but the constant bullying has gotten the best of her as she seeks revenge. June has now accepted her status as prima ballerina and will do anything to make the cut, even if she’s forced to give up her boyfriend. Bette stood tall and had no choice but to take the blame for Gigi’s misfortune, but clearing her name isn’t as easy as she supposed. Who will move one step closer to their dream as a professional ballerina, and who will be the one searching for a new career? (HARPERTEEN, Jul., 384 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780062342423, HC, 12 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Jaime A. Geraldi