• June 25, 2019

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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Remington is a dance instructor, gorgeous, older in his early twenties, against her sixteen years and Sara fast becomes entangled in the addictive pull of his attention.

Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: And like, they could have done something with showing how it was harming Bonnie but that was mentioned in a line and then gone. So, in simple sum: I did, however, have a few issues with the characters.

Let me tell you this book did not disappoint. Posted by S Kehoe at 8: She frustrated me most of the time. She feels so much but has the greatest inability to voice them staasia. Read the rest of my review here. There are so kejoe things that I am not okay with about this book. Sara is sixteen and from Vermont. This is written in verse form, a style that I’m a huge fan of.


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Stylistically, this one drove me a bit crazy. Sara, at the aueition of sixteen, is a child in many ways when she arrives in the A beautifully told novel in verse from debut author, Stasia Ward Kehoe. Reading Time Article Type: This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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The main character, Sara, seemed to not know what she wanted, but did what others like her parents wanted. Or will Remington step in and save it all- or will he be thrown away as well? Words on Bathroom Walls. I know it’s not for everyone but I really love the neat, straightforward writing of these novels. Port de bras are not that special. Maybe that’s not something I should admit in a public setting. To add to those swirling feelings of homesickness, Sara fast leaves her innocence behind.

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She’s infatuated and creates wonderful dances with him, but is dancing her dream anymore? Would this book pass an audition for my favourite book of keho Things get even more complicated when she starts to fall for twenty-something Remington.


This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent. This novel, like other verse novels, was like reading a song.

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Well, they might be the biggest challenge for her. Overall I loved the poetic form of it all, the whole way I was never confused on any matter of topic, and I hope to see more books by Stasia Ward Kehoe.

This wasn’t the best book I’ve read this year. Deep down, I have always known that the best way to write about dance is through poetry.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. He would ask to talk with her about her homework because she was excelling in her class and suddenly, she decides she wants to kiss him. It just really made the novel enjoyable and added a lovely lyrical kehoee to the brief phrases of verse.