Shiny Broken Pieces

“A book full of unexpected events and answers to your previous questions.”


The lives of June, Bette and Gigi revolve around their training at a ballet school in Manhattan, where only the very best dancers are admitted. In their last year of the school, the girls compete for a place in the biggest ballet company in New York. The stakes are very high and the girls have a lot to lose. June, Bette and Gigi will have to make difficult choices. This year the bar is set higher than ever, especially between the girls and their unsolved problems. A lot of nasty pranks are being played which can cause the downfall of the girls and their school. After so many years of auditions, broken pointe shoes and many broken hearts, it all comes down to this final dance. Who makes her dreams come true? And who sees them go up in flames?


After I read the first part, I wanted to read this part right away, but unfortunately, I had to wait until this book would be in stores again. The last book kind of ended with an open ending, so I was really curious about how this story would end. Unfortunately, I found the previous book very disappointing, which made me a bit scared to read the second part. I’m so happy that I can say that I really enjoyed the second part. In Tiny Pretty Things I thought that the writing style was a bit boring. It was also a bit violent, which wasn’t the case in Shiny Broken Pieces.

I read this book very quickly, unlike Tiny Pretty Things. In the first part, I was very annoyed that you read each chapter from the different perspectives of June, Bette and Gigi. When I read this book I had no problem with this at all. More and more happened in each chapter, making you so curious that you read through the story very quickly.

While I was reading this book I wondered how the story would end. I hoped that I would get the answers to all of my questions. Fortunately, these questions got answered and the story ended how I expected it to end. You get more and more hints as you read on until you finally get the answers that you have been craving for a long time.


A great book that you read very quickly. This book answers all your unsolved questions. A great read for people who like stories about ballet or thrillers.

Product information
Written by: Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
Pages: 400
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062448545
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