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Sep 27 2012

Silhouette by Thalia Kalkipsakis

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012. ISBN 9781921759659.
Scarlett Stirling loves the strict regime of the dance classes at the National Academy of Performing Arts. And she doesn't mind the blisters and sweat. When she auditions for a part in a music video  she thinks that she wouldn't get the part.  Scarlett ends up with a part in the video, and when she meets charismatic musician, Moss, her life changes. Scarlett is torn between her world with Moss and her world with all her commitments. Trying to make the two worlds as one while blow up, so which world will she try and keep alive? Will it be Moss she chooses or her love as a dancer?
Silhouette bleeds an insight into the life as a dancer and what it takes to make it as a professional. The book was slightly predictable but was still a very good read. I loved reading about the hardships Scarlett had to face. The connection Scarlett had with her teacher, Jack, and her friends was the highlight of the book for me. To read the problems that a dancer has to face daily and all the completion that they have to compete for was great; I never knew how much they had to face.
Cecilia Richards (student)

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