Thursday, November 10, 2016

Dancing around the truth

Over the past two weeks I have been very busy, leaving very little time to read but that didn't stop me!!(claps and cheers in the background). Just to explain my dedication... I even read on the bus back from a cheer event with 13 other girls screaming the lyrics of throwback Brittney Spears songs loud enough for south america to hear. Now if that isn't dedication I don't know what is because I will say not joining in when Toxic came on took some major will power people. But anyway thankfully even with a pact schedule I was able to squeeze some time to read (even if its a page in the middle of a chemistry lesson, but who needs chemistry anyway) So far I am still on track to my reading goal of 7 books by the end of the semester. On my to read next list I have a book called what we saw  By Aaron Hartzler and also a book of the AP reading list which I haven't decided on yet. This week I finished my fifth book of the semester. The book I read is tittled Pointe by Brandy Colbert.

Pointe is a fantastic novel about Theo, a young girl who four years ago spent all her time in ballet or with her best friend Donovan. But her life was turned upside down when he suddenly goes missing. Four years later, as she sits across the table at dinner with her two closest friends Sara-Kate and Phil she sees his face pop up on the TV screen like it has thousands of time before "but this time was different ... she tells us that he is alive. Donovan's been found" (Colbert 14). But along with him comes the memories and suffering that came with the past. Through out the story you follow Theo as she recollects on the day he went missing and her connection to his kidnapper.

This book is an emotional roller coaster from watching as Theo goes from her highest of highs to her lowest of lows. Colbert did an amazing job of painting the characters in such away where you can really see their personalities and the inner conflict they suffer themselves as teenagers. I think the author did a fabulous job leaving me on the edge of my seat with each flip of the page. So definitely 10/10 I highly recommend. 

1 comment:

  1. Lots of great voice in your goals reflection, Jett! I want to know more about why you chose that quote.