Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Pointe was one of those books that you know you’re going to love before you’ve even finished the first page. It felt like coming home, the writing warm and soothing. This did not stop the story from packing a powerful punch. The blurb and hype surrounding the story tried to prepare the reader, but I am still reeling in shock…
Despite a slight slump at the conclusion the story was dramatic and delivered just how I like it – rich smooth writing and a plot revealed in short bite-size pieces keeping the reader on their toes.
I like to describe the books I read in words summing up my emotions and thoughts as I read. This story floated between beautiful, sad, gritty, lonely, tough, mesmerising, shocking, wistful, longing…
Theo’s repetitive thoughts swirling through the story were both frustrating and realistic. She reminded me a lot of myself at the same age, so desperate for love that I sought it in all the wrong places.
Recommended age: 13+
Author: Brandy Colbert
Publication Date: 4 August 2015
1st published April 2014
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Theo is better now.
She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.
Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse. — Extract from Goodreads.com