Title: Tiny Pretty Things
Writers: Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
My rating: 8.5/10
Tiny Pretty Things
Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance-but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
I really wanted to read this book before the series would come to Netflix. So I had it to finish before today and I did it! And actually, it wasn’t even that hard to finish this book. When you start reading this book, it is impossible to put it down.
You read everything from the perspective of Gigi, Bette, and June. So you know what is going on in their heads. The ballet world is tough and especially for the girls, there is some competition. Some girls are not okay if someone else is a better dancer and they will do some ‘pranks’ on that girl. They want to drive each other crazy, so they drop out and you can take over their part.
This story is a mix between Black Swan and Pretty little liars and you just can’t put it down. It is really hard to find out who did what to who. Someone is bullying Gigi and heavy things are happening to Gigi, but I couldn’t figure out who is responsible. Bette is the most obvious one, so I don’t think she is the one who is torturing Gigi. Even though Bette can be a bitch and has done things in her past. And at the end of this book, I am still not sure who did it. But I have to read the second book (Shiny Broken pieces) very soon to find out.
Definitely, a recommendation if you like Pretty little liars and/or black swan. It is an easy and fun read and keeps you busy because you wonder who is bullying Gigi. And if you are not a big fan of reading, the series comes out today on Netflix.