You know how everyone says that junior year is the hardest one in high school? That’s more true for Theo from Pointe, by Brandy Colbert, than it is for any person I’ve ever met or any character I’ve ever read. This book initially intrigued me based on two recommendations and the premise of an African American elite ballet student. However, there is a lot more going on in this book than just that.
Theo feels like she’s finally got her life back on track. She’s eating … most of the time. She’s dating guys who might not be appropriate, but who are at least her age. She’s got two supportive best friends, maintains a good relationship with her parents, and is well on her way to becoming an elite ballerina. But all of this is changes when oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after being kidnapped four years ago. He isn’t talking about what happened. He isn’t talking at all. But Theo recognizes the kidnapper, and will have to decide if coming forth with the truth is worth risking everything she’s worked for. Continue reading “Book Review: Pointe, by Brandy Colbert”