As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground-breaking ballerina.
When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life (culminating in a highly publicized custody battle), she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.
With an insider's unique point of view, Misty opens a window into the life of a professional ballerina who lives life center stage: from behind the scenes at her first auditions to her triumphant roles in some of the most iconic ballets. But in this beautifully written memoir, she also delves deeper to reveal the desire and drive that made her dreams reality.
Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
jess crosd ovr lst nite. finishd her dream...cll me-pby
I don't know about you, but this just looks strange to me. Does anyone actually shorten their words like that? I don't know, I just think it would be more realistic if he just wrote out the words in full, or at least used an X for crossed? 😕 Also, this is the third book in the series, I'm sure the characters would have each other in their contacts by now. There is no reason that Philby needed to actually sign off the text, or shorten his name that way. It took me a minute to figure out what pby meant, since the author never explained it. I don't know, it just really bothered me. Maybe I'm overreacting though.
Positive things about this book is that from page 259 to the end it was packed with action and I was so engaged I read the last 300 pages in two days, which almost never happens to me! I’m a little embarrassed to say that my heart was actually pounding when I was trying to figure things out. Or maybe it was because I was reading a lot faster than I’m used to? 😂 I am definitely excited to read the next book in the series though.😊
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Well that’s the end of my crazy ramblings! This probably ended up being way too long for a bundle of “mini” reviews, but oh well. 😜 And as promised, I will now introduce you to my friend Sarah’s rabbits and her dog.😃
This is Isaac. So majestic! 😂 (and so soft and fluffy!)
Giving kisses to his dad, A.J. 😍
Sarah's black lab, Eider wants to join the party. 😆 Eider would lick Isaac's face and Isaac would jerk back; disgusted like Eider has cooties or something. 😂😂😂
All curled up in Mama's arms. 😍😍😍
What book should I start next? Help me decide! You can find the poll at the top right corner of my blog! 😀
Isn't Eider, Isaac and A.J. so cute? Have you read any of these books? Do you want to? What did you think of the crazy ending to The One? Do you think reading 13 books in a month + Camp Nano is a little too overambitious of me? 😂 (At least I'll only be writing a short story) Don't forget to take the poll!
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