Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted July 21st, 2016 by in *Review / 0 comments


Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton *Stephanie’s Review*Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
Series: Tiny Pretty Things #1
Published by HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 448
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher ARC
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Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls w - via GoodReads

3 Stars

Before attending ALA 2016 Annual I wanted to work through some of my older ARCs. I had seen Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton float through my feeds so I picked it up. It helped that the sequel would be releasing soon.

The plot for Tiny Pretty Things was alright. I’m not going to say that I was engrossed from page one. This book definitely held the slow burn with my attention. Bette, June, and Gigi took turns telling hte story. I will say that each girl had a distinct voice.

My biggest struggle was that I didn’t connect with any of the girls. If I had to pick, I’d say that Gigi was my favorite. Probably because she is the least vindictive of the three. I really kind of pitied June and I really do hope that she gets a happy ending. Bette is a complicated character and I don’t think that I like her. I don’t know that she is redeemable.

While I didn’t love Tiny Pretty Things it was a quick enough read and I’m curious to see where things go!



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