Article Title

Pointe, Claw


Jaimee Pease


Excellent, Young Adult, Ballet, Evolution, Friendship, Conformity

Document Type

Book Review


Dawn and Jessie were close childhood friends before their parents ripped them apart. Now on the verge of adulthood, both are struggling to escape the pressure of parental expectations and hang on to what they want most. Through it all, they yearn for the special connection they once had. Dawn is brilliant but suffers from mysterious blackouts while studying at prestigious Stanford University. Jessie has become an accomplished ballet protégée competing for the sole opening in the elite Ballet des Arts Company. As Dawn’s condition worsens, the girls find themselves thrown together, and with each others support they find the courage to make choices that are entirely their own.