I really needed a book like The Turning Pointe at this moment. Dance! 1980s! Prince!
Rosa is a student at a ballet academy, where her father is ballet master. She’s also obsessed with Prince, who happens to be training upstairs for a performance. And the ballet students get a chance to audition for this very concert that the Purple One will be headlining.
I loved Rosa and following along with her struggles as she tries to figure out her own path. Her family is all ballet. And while she’s a star ballet student, there’s a part of her that wants to try something different.
This was an incredible debut. Loved all the 80s vibes and all the wonderful diverse characters.