What are the best dance themed books for young adults?

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    Bunheads is a young adult fiction romance written by Sophie Flack. It tells the story of Hannah Ward, a dancer of Manhattan Ballet company, who meets a musician named Jacob. This book is published in 2011 by Poppy.


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    Mary Russell
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Sophie Flack having lived the life of a Bunhead provides the reader with a realistic peek into the life of a professional ballerina. Although, many aspiring young girls dream of dancing for a major ballet company, like Hannah the main character, there is no denying you must make difficult choices if you want to be promoted to soloist. Throughout the book Hannah and her peers struggle to maintain a work life balance and find time for themselves while working towards the next levels of their careers. I enjoyed reading this book and thought the author did an excellent job of presenting both the technical and the emotional side of being a ballet dancer. I thought the book was well written but would have liked more character development, as it seemed that we only saw the surface emotions for the characters but didn't go much deeper. Sophie Flack clearly is a talented writer and I look forward to more offerings from this author in the future."
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    #2Tiny Pretty Things

    Tiny Pretty Things

    Tiny Pretty Things is a young-adult fiction written by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. This tells the story of three ballerinas fighting over who should be the prima ballerina. This book is published in 2015 by HarperTeen.


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    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I actually thought this was a really creative read. It tells a believable but unique story of healthy competition. I think this would be great for young adults who are interested in this type of read."
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    #3The Muse

    The Muse
    The Muse: A Pride and Prejudice Variation is a romance novel by Jessica Evans. It is a retelling of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, featuring Elizabeth Bennet as a ballet dancer and William Darcy as a ballet choreographer.


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    #4The Night Dance

    The Night Dance

    The Night Dance: A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Suzanne Wayne is a young adult romance. This book deals with falling in love and finding a way on how to unlock the mystery behind that emotion.


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    Eugene Simmons
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is an okay book with a dance theme that is targeted towards young adults. I enjoyed reading it, I was not fully swept away by the story but it was fun enough. Check it out."
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    #5Dancing at Midnight (Splendid Trilogy)

    Dancing at Midnight (Splendid Trilogy)

    Dancing at Midnight is a Regency romance novel by Julia Quinn. It tells the story of Arabella, who meets and falls in love with Lord John Blackwood, a war veteran who turned into a recluse. It is the second book in the Splendid trilogy.


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    Henry Hunter
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The novel is very interesting. "
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    #6The Cranes Dance

    The Cranes Dance

    The Cranes Dance is a fiction novel by Meg Howrey. This tells the story of Kate Crane as a ballerina for the New York City ballet company/ With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Vintage Books.


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    Carolyn Barrett
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "It is the best dance themed book for young adults it has a lot of drama and shows the life of the dancers from a perspective never seen has several interesting surprises that make it worthy of the best book of its kind is very well ranked I definitely recommend it."
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    #7Dance with Me

    Dance with Me

    Dance with Me is a wonderful book written by Luanne Rice that tells about love and family. Its pages show a great story with captivating characters.


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    Judy Smith
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Although I like Luanne Rice books, this is not a dance themed not book for young adults. I would suggest Zoya by Danielle Steele."
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    #8Once A Dancer

    Once A Dancer
    Once A Dancer is an autobiography written by Allegra Kent on her career in the New York City Ballet. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 1998 by St. Martin's Griffin. Its first publication is in 1997.

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    Victoria Medina
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The autobiographic element of this makes it a great choice for young people who love ballet. They get to listen to someone who can relate to them speak about her experiences in the NYCB."
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    #9Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

    Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

    Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina is written by Misty Copeland and Charisse Jones. This tells the biography of Misty Copeland to her rise as a professional ballerina. This book is published in 2014 by Touchstone.


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    Nancy Allen
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I had heard of Misty Copeland and her achievement as principal ballerina. However, I never knew the backstory of how she was introduced to ballet, her challenges and her other achievements. This book tells an amazing story of an amazing and beautiful role model to young people and to anyone who thinks they don't fit a particular standard to succeed within a particular field."
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    #10Dancing On My Grave

    Dancing On My Grave

    Dancing on My Grave is an autobiography written by Gelsey Kirkland herself, a ballerina for the New York Ballet ballerina, in collaboration with her husband Greg Lawrence. This book is published in 1987 by Jove.


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    Larry Campbell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Right subject matter but a little too dark for young adults."
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    #11A Company of Swans

    A Company of Swans

    A Company of Swans is a young adult historical romance fiction novel written by Eva Ibbotson. This book is about Harriet Morton and it is first published in 1985 by Speak. 


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    Charles Young
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a fun, romantic story that left a real impression. Eva Ibbotson understands what goes into creating compelling characters in meaningful situations. This book had a painfully slow start but I am so glad I followed through to the end. Young adults will love this book."


Best What are the best dance themed books for young adults
1BunheadsBooks 35 Paid
2Tiny Pretty ThingsBooks 33 Paid
3The MuseBooks 32 Paid
4The Night DanceBooks 30 Paid
5Dancing at Midnight (Splendid Trilogy)Books 29 Paid
6The Cranes DanceBooks 28 Paid
7Dance with MeBooks 26 Paid
8Once A DancerBooks 26 Paid
9Life in Motion: An Unlikely BallerinaBooks 24 Paid
10Dancing On My GraveBooks 23 Paid

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