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A blog about teen fiction author Stasia Ward Kehoe, craft of writing, and work-life balance. When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional. Told through free-verse poetry, Kehoe’s first novel about an aspiring ballerina pairs Audition. Stasia Ward Kehoe. Viking, $ (p) ISBN.

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Poetry is cold and dead on the page; it needs voice and cadence, pitch and flow. Lots of nuance there. She captured the glamour and elegance of the dancers’ costumes in not so sard words, the ghastly pain Sara endured and the life of a ballerina who’s always starving – for food and for attention.

So, her love interest, Rem, is dating aucition girl named Jane at the beginning of the book. Or was it because dance came to her naturally? Their relationship is dysfunctionaland it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.

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To briefly summarize the story, it follows a teen girl named Sara who earns a ballet scholarship in a completely new city- and lifestyle. But following your dreams is wars than it seems. My issues aside, the writing was beautiful, amazing, wonderful. Start reading Audition on your Kindle in under a minute.

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

It was all part of her character growth and self-acceptance, I know, but that doesn’t make it not frustrating. It seemed like the words were cut down to the most basic and simplistic form.

The Girl with the Broken Heart. Oct 14, Cabiria Aquarius rated it it was amazing.


Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Sara, at the age of sixteen, is a child in many ways when she arrives in the A beautifully told novel in verse from debut author, Stasia Ward Kehoe. If you want complete honesty, the characters weren’t the strongest point of this book. A lot of my friends are unimpressed by verse novels or don’t care to read them because it’s not their style. I love how these books play with form and how the sparseness can sometimes hit me harder than prose. I think I have disgusted him With my childishness Even though I am more afraid Of being lonely Than of losing anything Rem could take from me.

Sara struggles with keeping up with the more experienced dancers as she juggles her daily dance classes with the demands of high school and college prep. When the whole almost teacher kissing thing happened, I wanted to stop but at that point, I was so close to the end, I had to finish it. Saturday, May 12, Rather than just capitalising at the beginning of every sentence like every other verse novel I have readWard Kehoe capitalised at the beginning of every line.

I haven’t seen this addressed in a lot of reviews, but it’s an important element. As a dancer and writer myself I often wonder which way to turn. I really felt for Sara, she finds herself on a scholarship miles away from her close friends and family all alone.

No one is anything in this book. For those who do not mind reading stories in verse, you will breeze through it and adore its lyrical writing just as I did, but if you despise poetry, then consider yourself warned. Get to Know Us.

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It takes little time before the two of them are a couple but it takes even less time before Sara starts to question what her role in their romance is. Write a customer review.


Audition is a slow-burning, character-driven kind of novel. And I understand, truly, I do. He was just as unlikable as Sara, if not more! Soon he starts to use the sexual moves in the relationship as a dance. I didn’t particularly care for Sara as a person as she seemed selfish and uninteresting kehe times but she was consistent.

Also, all of her school friends just existed. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Withoutabox Submit stxsia Film Festivals. As I used to participate in dance classes and I love watching the art form unfold, I adore reading stories about dancing. I don’t know, she wasn’t happy? Now living in a host family’s home, she has to re-learn all she knew about ballet as she enters this new competitive world.

Audition 1 3 Apr 30, I’m not talking the length of the book. Sara is just your kegoe girl. Remington is a dance instructor, gorgeous, older in his early twenties, against qudition sixteen years and Sara fast becomes entangled in the addictive pull of his attention. It’s all so foreign to me, but I was able to imagine it – warf I searched up the terminology. The fact that their bodies become the centerpieces of their relationship is natural.

I felt bad for her because of how lonely she was and missed being at home, but she could be so frustrating!