A mystery novel set in a dance school in a small New York town, “Pointe and Shoot” is a well-written crime story appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Book Review: “A Dancer’s Guide to Africa” & Interview with Terez Mertes Rose
Terez Mertes Rose writes fiction which often interlaced with her passions, including dance and travel. Find out how much of her latest novel, “A Dancer’s Guide to Africa,” comes from personal experience in this interview and book review.
Girl Through Glass: Love, Obsession and Ballet in a Novel by Sari Wilson
Two tales of love converge in Wilson’s mystery novel in which the vibrant backdrop of the 1970s New York City ballet scene serves as conduit for the story.
Does It Really Take “84 Ribbons” To Become a Ballet Soloist?
Despite its bygone setting of 1957, young adult readers as young as 11 will likely relate to the struggles and concerns of a teen dancer just beginning in a ballet company in this sweet debut from Paddy Eger.
Two Lives are “Off Balance” in Terez Mertes Rose’s New Book
Often in the YA category, many ballet novels revolve around youthful concerns. But nuanced storytelling makes “Off Balance,” by Terez Mertes Rose a great read for adults who love books and books about dance.
“The Walls Around Us” Keeps Readers On Their Toes
It is a rare author who can write authentically about ballet and prison. Dancers will appreciate Nova Ren Suma’s realistic depiction of teen dancers in an otherwise hyperrealistic story of murder, secrets, and suspense. Who is lying and what is the truth?