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Author: Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton Narrator: Imani Parks, Nora Hunter, Greta Jung, Laura Delano, various narrators Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780062417251
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How far is too far?

At one of Manhattan's most elite ballet schools, wafer-thin ballerinas pull their hair into sleek buns and lace their pointe shoes high, waiting for their chance to shine. But beneath the pretty, polished surface, these girls are hiding some terrible secrets and telling some twisted lies.

Privileged Bette is tiny and beautiful—like a ballerina in a music box. But living forever in the shadow of her ballet-star sister and under the weight of family expectations brings out a dangerous edge in her.

Perfectionist June can turn a flawless plié and diligently keeps her weight below 100 pounds. But she's never landed a lead role. Tired of always being the understudy, this year she'll settle for nothing but the best—even if she must resort to some less-than-perfect means to get there.

And new girl Gigi isn't your traditional ballerina. A free-spirited California girl, she's not used to the fierce competition. Still, that doesn't stop her from outperforming every dancer in the school. But even she is hiding a ticking time bomb, and the very act of dancing just might expose her secrets to everyone.

Being a prima isn't all satin and lace; sometimes you have to play dirty. With the competition growing fiercer with every performance, and harmless pranks growing ever darker, it's only a matter of time before one small spark ignites . . . and even the best get burned.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The first-person narrative really shines with the narrators, Imani Parks, Nora Hunter, and Greta Jung, inhabiting the roles of the girls. I loved this book when I physically read it, but I think the multiple narrators helps give you deeper insight into the different perspectives of each character and their thought processes as they work hard towards their goal of becoming a prima ballerina.”


  • “Ballet! Revenge! Backstabbing!..Boasts a diverse cast of characters and a plot packed with drama.”


  • “Charaipotra and Clayton skillfully craft three distinctive, complex characters. This enticing glimpse into the ballet world is rich with detail and drama as the authors highlight its glamour and darkness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A beautiful example of diversity in characters and settings.”


  • “Diversity is organically spotlighted…[in this] fun and fast read.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A page-turner with a heart.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Paste Magazine Pick of Best New YA Books for May 2015
  • A BookRiot Pick of Best YA  Audiobooks

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About the Author

Sona Charaipotra is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist published by the New York Times, People, Cosmopolitan, and other major national media. She received her MFA in creative writing from the New School. Thanks to a master’s from New York University (where her thesis project was developed for the screen by MTV Films), Charaipotra is a strong believer that three-act structure can work in fiction too. She is the cofounder of the boutique book development company Cake Literary.

About the Narrators

Imani Parks is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Nora Hunter has narrated several audiobooks, including The Ballad of Aramei by J. A. Redmerski and Beyond This Point Are Monsters by Margaret Miller. Her reading of One for the Murphys won her an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles. As a counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.