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Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnams Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780399160349
Characteristics: 333 pages ; 22 cm


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violet_rabbit_630 Sep 17, 2016

This book was truly amazing!. Once you have this book in your hands you would never want to place it down !. I would read this book again. If you are somebody that enjoyes Reading drama,high-school,and romance this would be the book for you!!

rberardinelli Sep 06, 2016

I think this was the best YA book I read all year. I recommend it.

May 09, 2016

Four years ago, Theo’s best friend Donovan disappeared. Now he’s back and we learn that he was actually kidnapped, but he’s not speaking…to anyone. And the only one who may have more information and can help is Theo.

Now, she has to reevaluate her past, as all those memories of four years ago come rushing back, while dealing with trying to become an elite ballet dancer, a crush on a someone she shouldn’t have a crush on, and the never-ending battles of disordered eating.

Pointe is told in Theo’s voice and jumps back and forth from present to past, and while at times it does seem like a lot is going on, if you step back and look at the “bigger picture” it all comes together to tell a cohesive story.

There are some heavy themes in this book and if you’re looking for excitement and something quick to read, this isn’t it. This is very much a portrait of a troubled girl and how she’s forced to deal with certain things at a young age.

While I enjoyed this book, I couldn’t bring myself to be totally into it. I thought it would be about the mystery surrounding Donovan’s disappearance, but this story is more about Theo and her experience of having to lose a close friend at the age of thirteen and what that does to her emotionally and mentally.

Maybe my expectations of what I thought the book was going to be about kind of ruined it for me? But I also think there was something about Theo herself that I couldn’t connect with in general.

KateHillier Aug 11, 2015

The final pages of this book echo as loud as a mic drop. Theo Cartwright, your average high school student who also is working to becoming a professional ballerina, comes off as one of the more realistic portrayals of a normal teenage girl. She has her issues, she's in recovery from an eating disorder, but she's trying her best to get by and makes decisions that aren't always the best perhaps. She has your standard set of teenage problems on her place, plus ballet, when the news breaks that her friend Donovan is back. Donovan Pratt who went missing four years ago.

If there's any fault that I found with his book it's that there's a lot of dancing (pun not intended) around Theo dealing with Donovan's return. Not enough of a problem for me to hold it against the book and I think it was more so just me screaming to know what happened and for Theo to do and say what she needed to. She needed her own time for that and it was given to her. Theo's decisions and realizations are as beautiful as they are painful and they make her as special as she wants others to think she is.

It really is a wonderful book. Gut wrenchingly familiar in some ways, perhaps painfully so as well, but watching Theo become stronger because of it is worth some of the antics before that point.

bandblair Jan 24, 2015

A really interesting read. So many stories, but they all really work together.

Jan 23, 2015

Good. Book I would like to see a sequel or companion book from Donovan's presceptive.


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