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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Stasia Ward Kehoe
This is a book about her realizing that dance is so far off her horizon, it’s basically out in space. The writing is equal parts dancing, equal parts romance, equal parts anguish and inner-turmoil and self-discovery.
In the midst of so much change and personal upheaval, Sara has to start thinking of herself outside of dancing, in order to know who she really is. To ask other readers questions about Auditionplease sign up.
Sara feels lost amongst her peers, who too often are pitched against one another competitively to form true friendship. Stsia just really made the novel enjoyable and added a lovely lyrical quality to the brief phrases of verse. Amazing way to tell the story in a different format. This book is just awful.
This is not one I’m even going to bother reviewing on my blog. Something Strange Special In the stillness of his breath, The waterlike way he moves. Start reading Audition on your Kindle in under a minute.
This novel, like other verse novels, was like reading a song. I found the heroine kind of wimpy and the book cliched. Mar 09, Aleeeeeza marked it as to-read Shelves: Preview — Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe. The pose is intimate, and pretty dead-on. And one day he invites her to the diner, k This book was just okay for me. At sixteen years, Sara leaves her friends and family, moves away on a scholarship to a prestigious dance school.
But she does have insecurities and has some errors in judgments along the way as she tries to find her path. And then there’s Remington, the gorgeous dancer in his twenties.
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There were not many moments of comic relief, lightness or joy shining through. Ballet is just ballet. He embodies everything she thought she wanted, in ballet and in life, and when he falls short, he takes her dreams with him. Soon he starts to use the sexual moves in the relationship as a dance. The writing was what stood out to me the most as it was written in first person present tense, giving it that beautiful poetic feel. To explain with just a few words a whole scene and achieve that kind of impact was amazing.
She becomes his muse and his short-fuse. When the whole almost teacher kissing thing happened, I wanted to stop but at that point, I was so close to the end, I had to finish it. I do enjoy reading those novels, but this one was not risque enough to fall into the category. Sara just keeps giving him what he wants, even though her thoughts and comments make you wonder why she is even with him.
And then there’s Remington. If I could rate this book on her writing alone this book would be a solid 5 stars, but I can’t. I could feel the heartbreak and the tension and aching muscles through the text as if they were tangible.
And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? So when she wins a scholarship to a ballet school, it seems like her dreams are right on track.