Tiny Pretty Things

”A story with the truth about the ballet world ”.


In this book, we follow three students at a ballet school in Manhattan. The three girls Gigi, June and Bette are completely different from each other. In the ballet world, there is only one way to distinguish yourself from other ballerinas and that is to be the best of the best. The three girls do everything they can to reach the top and they’re also prepared to play nasty tricks. But there is also a lot of love and passion in this story and perhaps also some friendships. What happens when everyone is prepared to do their utmost to be the best? Who does what nasty pranks? And who ensured that ballerinas are regularly injured?



This book was on my wish list for a long time. It was recently translated into Dutch and I couldn’t wait to read it.

I have always loved ballet stories. I have been dancing since I was four and love to read stories about the ballet world – no matter how horrifying it actually is. I had very high expectations for this book, but unfortunately, these have not been fulfilled.

I thought that not much happened in the book. You followed the three girls and sympathized through their eyes, but not so much that you could fully empathize with the three girls. Very nasty pranks are played, which were sometimes surprising. I thought the story was just a little rippling. Until the end. In the end, something very unexpected happened that makes you read the last few pages with your mouth right open. I think the ending of this book really saved the book.

Unfortunately, you don’t know who did everything yet. To find this out, you need to read the second part. I’m planning to buy this book right away because I would love to know what will happen next. The end of this story is very inviting to read the second part.

Netflix is working on a dance series based on this book. I’m very curious about this and I can’t wait to see it! The series is probably gonna come out in 2020 this year, so we’ll hopefully be able to watch this series very soon!


I would highly recommend this book if you like ballet stories, just like me. I thought the story rippled a bit, but all the sudden changes got the story going again.

Product information
Written by: Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
Pages: 448
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062342393
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