Elite ballet dancer Theo has a secret, one she never thought she would have to reveal. But when her former best friend Donovan reappears four years after his abduction, Theo must decide whether to keep quiet about what she knows, or speak--and risk losing everything she's worked for.
She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.
Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.
Brandy Colbert dazzles in this heartbreaking yet hopeful debut novel about learning how to let go of even our most shameful secrets.
About the Author
Brandy Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and has worked as an editor for several national magazines. She lives and writes in Los Angeles. Pointe is her first novel.
Praise for Brandy Colbert's Pointe A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2014 A Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Book of 2014 A Chicago Public Library Best Teen Book of 2014 A 2014 Publishers Weekly Flying Start A 2014 CYBILS Award Winner A 2015 Bank Street Best Book of the Year
“A victory for young people, especially young women, everywhere.”—Chicago Tribune
“A must-read for all young adult fans.”—Parade Magazine
" . . . drama, plus pointe shoes? Yes, please: this is one book that’s bound to make a splash."—MTV News
"A brave and resonant debut that is as captivating as it is heartbreaking."—Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still
"Brandy Colbert's debut is beautiful, sharp and memorable."—Courtney Summers, author of Cracked Up to Be
*“Colbert builds characters whose flaws, struggles, and bad decisions make them real and indelibly memorable . . and it’s this complexity and empathy that set this gripping story apart.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Colbert has put out a stunningly poignant novel . . . Readers who discover this book will be unable to put it down.”—VOYA