3.28.2012

Cafe Fashionista Book Club: Bunheads by Sophie Flack

"The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness."
Hollbrook Jackson

Welcome to book selection three of the CafĂ© Fashionista Book Club! Since we began in January, we have read Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Meg Cabot’s Abandon. This month, in honor of the release of OPI’s collaboration with the New York City Ballet (and my undying obsession with ballerinas), I thought it would be a fabulous time to read Sophie Flack’s Bunheads.

Once a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Sophie Flack is now officially a YA author, and Bunheads is her debut novel.

As always, the rules remain the same…Throughout the month, you can come back to this original posting, and Discuss the current book club selection in the Comments section, sharing your thoughts on a character you love (or love to hate), memorable quotes or scenes in the book, and the like. Everything is very informal; but I think that it will be a blast, and I hope that you will all join in! Remember you do not have to participate each month - only when you have the time or feel compelled to.

Book Synopsis: On-stage beauty. Backstage drama.

As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet.

But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?


The title has been revealed, now it’s time to read and discuss!


Fashionably yours!


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31 comments

Blond Duck said...

Library time!

I just read Abandon and loved it!

ellie said...

Wow, I'm glad you chose this book. How cool!

ivy's closet said...

I do love the cover of this book. Its really an interesting look at ballet.

mazzy may said...

So love the quote.

I'm sure the book has some quotes too.

This looks like a good book to get into.

Natasha Hollerup said...

I'm so excited that you chose this book. I bought it a couple of months back with the intent to read it and now I will. Thank you, E. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Leia said...

Eee I need to Kindle this!

Couture Carrie said...

Will have to check it out!

xoxox,
CC

FashionJazz said...

This book sounds awesome! Hope you have been well hun :) xx

Joanne said...

I like the premise here. Can you just imagine the real drama behind the ballet scenes? Oh yes, the stuff to write novels about!

Maddy said...

Oh! I'm loving the competitive world of ballerinas! Speaking of which, had no idea you were a dancer too! Loved that pic on instagram :) Do you still dance?

Caren Richardson said...

Sounds great....gonna hafta add that to my list of books to read! Thanks!

Andy Santana said...

Que linda..
adorei.
beijos

Miss Caitlin S. said...

as I've mentioned before, I'm in a book club so it's hard to join others but I sincerely love that you do this.

Dancing Branflake said...

I swear you could be a ballerina! You have the grace and look. And the fact that you chose a book about ballerinas? You've stolen my heart once again.

the classy turtle ♥ said...

Is that what ABC is basing their new show off of?

Tights Lover said...

The definitely sounds like a fascinating read. An excellent choice!

janettaylor said...

Loved it!

Style with Benefits said...

Adore that you host a book club! What's the deadline to read the book? I'd love to participate -- this month is just hectic with work / traveling. The story sounds great too -- I love that you picked the book in honor of the OPI collab!

xx, becs

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This TOTALLY looks like a book I would love. :)

We share similar taste, so I need to check it out.

I'm already on season two of Gilmore Girls and LOVE IT. Thanks for the fabulous recommendations.

MosaMuse said...

:) nice... time to head to the bookstore
xo
MosaMuse

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Sounds good!

GingerAle said...

I have been DYING to read this! Just the motivation I needed to go and get started :)

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds interesting!

Grace said...

I've been wanting to read this! I'll definitely get on it. :)

Drizzle said...

I know it's wrong to judge a book by its cover, but that picture is very intriguing!

And I'm in need of a good novel.

-driz
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meg said...

Awesome! Thanks so much to adding it to my booklist.

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

I have a book club every once a week, but the subject is about marriage:) something about fashion is also what I was looking about:) thanks for introducing this although long ago have i ignored music...this sounds it has a story to tell.

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you write a book about cafefashionista i am waiting to read it

Cafe Fashionista said...

I was enamored with this book from the moment I finished page one, so I am thrilled to begin the discussion. Let's get the ball rolling!

The unique dynamic displayed between the main character (Hannah) and the girls she shares a dressing room with (Zoe, Leni, Bea, and Daisy) is intriguing all itself.

Though these five girls are so incredibly close, and loving and supportive of one another, beneath the surface there is a hint of cutthroat competitiveness, jealousy, and hate, that is understandable, given the situation they are in. Their interactions are scathing, yet laced with sweetness, and truly give new meaning to the term `frenemy'.

Natasha Hollerup said...

I really loved this book and Hannah's point of view. I also like that Jacob was the kind of faithful that Hannah needed. I wish I knew what happened with Bea and I was really happy with the ending.

Cafe Fashionista said...

@Natasha Hollerup Honestly, I think all of the girls are worthy of their own spin-off books. I would love to have the chance to learn as much about all of them, as we learned about Hannah. :)

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