I just finished Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead. I started this book a few months ago, and ended up putting it on hold for other books. I am honestly glad I did because when finally picked it up again, it mesmerized me. It's beautiful in its sadness, and the writing is so unique and elegant it draws you in. I had a hard time with the main character,Joan, when I first began reading, but I eventually came to admire and respect her character, flaws and all.
This book sheds light on the world of professional dancing/ballet, that I have never been exposed to before. It makes me want to attend a ballet and be astonished by its complexity and beauty.
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