Happy Monday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE TURNING POINTE by Vanessa L. Torres! I’m so excited because today I get to shine the spotlight on this wonderful book for you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it!The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres
Published on February 22, 2022 by Knopf
Genres: Historical Fiction, YA
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A bold and emotionally gripping novel about a teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980s Minnesota.
When sixteen-year-old Rosa Dominguez pirouettes, she is poetry in pointe shoes. And as the daughter of a tyrant ballet Master, Rosa seems destined to become the star principal dancer of her studio. But Rosa would do anything for one hour in the dance studio upstairs where Prince, the Purple One himself, is in the house.
After her father announces their upcoming auditions for a concert with Prince, Rosa is more determined than ever to succeed. Then Nikki--the cross-dressing, funky boy who works in the dance shop--leaps into her life. Weighed down by family expectations, Rosa is at a crossroads, desperate to escape so she can show everyone what she can do when freed of her pointe shoes. Now is her chance to break away from a life in tulle, grooving to that unmistakable Minneapolis sound reverberating through every bone in her body.
What do you think about The Turning Pointe? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!