“The Ballerinas” by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub Date: Dec. 7, 2021The Ballerinas 

The story begins with a trio of 12-year-old students at the world-famous Paris Opera Ballet School. Although the timeline is not linear, we follow the girls into middle age. I think this debut novel’s message is to show how these women come to understand their true inner selves and find feminism. The story is filled with way too much female drama and way too little on the demanding physical and mental sacrifices that are part of a ballerina’s daily life. A murder is mentioned in the prologue and not written about again until the end of the novel.  There are the makings of “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty in “Ballerinas.” Despite not enjoying this novel, I would read another by the author to see how she has grown.

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I received this Advance Review Copy (ARC) novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Find all my book reviews at:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list…
https://books6259.wordpress.com/
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/review…
https://www.facebook.com/martie.neesr…
https://twitter.com/NeesRecord\
https://www.instagram.com/martie6947/
https://www.amazon.com/

 

The story begins with a trio of 12-year-old students at the world-famous Paris Opera Ballet School. Although the timeline is not linear, we follow the girls into middle age. I think this debut novel’s message is to show how these women come to understand their true inner selves and find feminism. The story is filled with way too much female drama and way too little on the demanding physical and mental sacrifices that are part of a ballerina’s daily life. A murder is mentioned in the prologue and not written about again until the end of the novel.  There are the makings of “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty in “Ballerinas.” Despite not enjoying this novel, I would read another by the author to see how she has grown.

I received this Advance Review Copy (ARC) novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Find all my book reviews at:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list…
https://books6259.wordpress.com/
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/review…
https://www.facebook.com/martie.neesr…
https://twitter.com/NeesRecord\
https://www.instagram.com/martie6947/
https://www.amazon.com/

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