Best Teen & Young Adult Dance Fiction Books
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1. A Time to Dance
Author: by Padma Venkatraman
Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.
Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes danceso when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling.
But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.
2. Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel
Author: by Sona Charaipotra
Now a Netflix TV show! Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things. June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company.
With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to loseand no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life.
Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Betteor the other dancers who bullied hergo unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance.
Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Author: by J.K. Rowling
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone… Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K.
Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.
The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.
Author: by Heather Dixon
Come and mend your broken hearts here. In this retelling of the classic tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” the eldest princess must fight to save her familyand her heartfrom an ancient dark magic within the palace walls. “Full of mystery, lush settings, and fully orbed characters, Dixon’s debut is both suspenseful and rewarding.”ALA BooklistJust when Azalea should feel that everything is before herbeautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancingit’s taken away.All of it.
And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He’s trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late. “Readers who enjoy stories of royalty, romance, and magic will delight in Dixon’s first novel.”Publishers Weekly Supports the Common Core State Standards
Author: by Laurence Yep
If you asked her, Robin would say that ballet means everything to her. But no one’s asking Robin. Not her parents, who can no longer afford ballet lessons because all of their money is going toward bringing Robin’s Chinese grandmother to America.
Not her grandmother, a demanding woman who can barely walk. And now, Robin is even losing touch with her ballet friends, who are moving on without her. It’s hard for Robin to hide her resentment of this foreign grandmother who’s changed her whole life.
Then Robin uncovers a secret that leads to a new understanding of the many ways in which she and her tough old grandmother are alike.”An appealing story that draws readers into the world of ballet, while offering an authentic and sometimes amusing look at the dynamics of Chinese-American family life.”School Library Journal”Kids who appreciate a story about fighting for one’s dream will enjoy Robin’s saga.”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
6. Tiny Pretty Things
Author: by Sona Charaipotra
May 26, 2015
Now a Netflix TV show! Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school. From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, and the author of the acclaimed Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra.
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 dancebut 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.
Don’t miss the gossip, lies, and scandal that continues in Tiny Pretty Things’ gripping sequel, Shiny Broken Pieces!
7. The Other Side of Perfect
Author: by Mariko Turk
Poppy (May 11, 2021)
For fans of Sarah Dessen and Mary H.K. Choi, this lyrical and emotionally driven novel follows Alina, a young aspiring dancer who suffers a devastating injury and must face a world without balletas well as the darker side of her former dream.
Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but then a terrifying fall shatters her legand her dreams of a professional ballet career along with it. After a summer healing (translation: eating vast amounts of Cool Ranch Doritos and binging ballet videos on YouTube), she is forced to trade her pre-professional dance classes for normal high school, where she reluctantly joins the school musical.
However, rehearsals offer more than she expectednamely Jude, her annoyingly attractive castmate she just might be falling for. But to move forward, Alina must make peace with her past and face the racism she experienced in the dance industry. She wonders what it means to yearn for balletsomething so beautiful, yet so broken.
And as broken as she feels, can she ever open her heart to someone else? Touching, romantic, and peppered with humor, this debut novel explores the tenuousness of perfectionism, the possibilities of change, and the importance of raising your voice.
Author: by Sophie Flack
A vibrant and absorbing novel about the competitive world of professional ballet, written by a former New York City Ballet dancer. As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances, and complicated backstage relationships.
But when she meets a spontaneous and irresistibly cute musician named Jacob, her universe begins to change. Until now, Hannah has happily followed the company’s unofficial mantra, “Don’t think, just dance.” But as Jacob opens her eyes to the world beyond the theater, Hannah must decide whether to compete against the other “bunheads” for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.
Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at the life of a young professional ballet dancer, written by an insider who lived it all.
9. Meet Me There: A Secret Identity/Enemies to Lovers Sweet Romance (Ridgewater High Romance)
Author: by Judy Corry
March 7, 2018
A dark Chemistry lab. A fake British accent. It’s all fun and games until somebody falls in love. When sixteen-year-old, Ashlyn Brooks, runs into a sweet British guy in the dark Chemistry lab, she has no idea she’s actually sitting in the pitch black room with her longtime rival, Luke Davenport.
She also doesn’t know that she’s stepped into another one of the football captain’s pranks. It isn’t long before she’s sharing things she’s never told anyone, and starting to fall for the mysterious guy with a sexy accent who seems to understand her in a way no one ever has before.
When Luke’s mom dies the summer before his senior year, he turns to pranking Ashlyn to keep his mind off his loss. But the more he gets to know her, the more he regrets using his fake British accent in the first place.
Soon Luke is walking the thin line of keeping his lies a secret and wishing he could tell her that the boy she’s falling for is really him.
10. Come a Stranger (5) (The Tillerman Cycle)
Author: by Cynthia Voigt
A dashed dream leads to a rash decision in the fifth installment of Cynthia Voigt’s Tillerman cycle. Mina Smiths lives to dance, so her scholarship to ballet camp seems like a dream come true. She doesn’t even mind being the only black girl in the troupethat is, until she is told she’ll never be a classical dancer.
It’s then that Mina begins to face some difficult truths about race and identity and transfers her passion for dance to Tamer Shipp, the summer minister for her church. The problem is, he’s a grown man with a family, but she can’t stop wishing for more to their friendship than simply pastor and parishioner.
Cynthia Voigt’s incomparable mastery of character and community shines forth in this stirring novel from her acclaimed Tillerman cycle.
11. A Company of Swans
Author: by Eva Ibbotson
September 4, 2008
A Company of Swans is a sweeping tale of romance, freedom and the beauty of dance from award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson, with a new introduction by Joanna Nadin. Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton’s only escape from her intolerably dull life.
So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete.
Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fianc have begun to track her down .. .’I have binged on Eva Ibbotson … Her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables’ Nigella Lawson, The TimesRediscover Eva Ibbotson, award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, in her sweeping historical romances, including The Morning Gift, A Song For Summer and The Secret Countess, originally published as A Countess Below Stairs, Magic Flutes, originally published as The Reluctant Heiress, Madensky Square and A Company of Swans.
12. I Wanna Be Where You Are
Author: by Kristina Forest
A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition.”In a world where it’s easy to lose faith in love, I Wanna Be Where You Are is a brilliant burst of light.
A dazzling debut.” Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One OutWhen Chloe Pierce’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition.
But Chloe hits her first speed bump when her annoying neighbor Eli insists upon hitching a ride, threatening to tell Chloe’s mom if she leaves him and his smelly dog, Geezer, behind. So now Chloe’s chasing her ballet dreams down the east coasttwo unwanted (but kinda cute) passengers in her car, butterflies in her stomach, and a really dope playlist on repeat.
Filled with roadside hijinks, heart-stirring romance, and a few broken rules, Kristina Forest’s I Wanna Be Where You Are is a YA debut perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sandhya Menon.
13. The Moment We Fell
Author: by Kelli Warner
Nothing good happens when people keep secrets. Paige Bryant’s dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer died along with her mother. Drowning in grief and plagued by guilt, Paige is blindsided by a provision in her mother’s will that sends her to live with the father she never knew.
Forced to start over in a new town, and at a new school where she’s now the principal’s daughter, Paige is convinced that her life can’t possibly get more complicateduntil fate throws her into the path of the only boy her guardian tells her is off-limits.
Despite two years on the straight and narrow, Cade Matthews can’t escape his time as a juvenile delinquent. With his dad behind bars, Cade’s feelings of anger and betrayal are as relentless as the rumors he’s trying to outrun. The only person not listening to the gossip is the new girl with her own set of troubles, including a father who will never give Cade a fair shake.
As Paige tries to adjust to her new life and an uncertain future, a set of unopened journals reveals a dark family secret. When tensions rise to a boiling point, can Paige and Cade make peace with the past before it destroys them?
14. The Fullback and his Best Friend: A Sweet YA Romance (The Ballerina Academy Book 5)
Author: by Anne-Marie Meyer
May 29, 2021
He was my best friend until…He kissed me. OliviaTo say that I’m excited to have my best friend come live with me is an understatement. Even though he’s not my boyfriend and I would never look at him as such, I’m excited that with him around, I’m no longer the ninth wheel.
Plus, having a movie buddy to watch my favorite movie Dirty Dancing is a plus. Even if he rolls his eyes everytime we watch it. DerekI have one semester of freedom until my parents force me to persure a relationship with a girl who is beneficial to our family.
Sure, I come from a rich family with loads of connections, but I’m trapped. I want to love who I want to love and not who my parents want me to marry. I want to love Olivia. But I’ll settle for being her friend and spending the rest of my senior year feeling free.
And I was fine, until my feeligs became to hard to ignore. She’s the one girl who can make me smile. The one girl who understands me. And the one girl who doesn’t use me for my family. I just hope that when this is all over, I haven’t lost my best friend in the process.
15. Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance
Author: by Nisha Sharma
7 hours and 33 minutes
Mayuri Bhandari, Neil Shah
To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance. Radha is on the verge of becoming one of the greatest kathak dancers in the world…
Until a family betrayal costs her the biggest competition of her life. Now she has left her Chicago home behind to follow her stage mom to New Jersey. At the Princeton Academy of the Arts, Radha is determined to leave performing in her past and reinvent herself from scratch.
Jai is captain of the Bollywood Beats dance team, ranked first in his class, and is an overachiever with no college plans. Tight family funds means medical school is a pipe dream, which is why he wants to make the most out of high school.
When Radha enters his life, he realizes she’s the exact ingredient he needs for a show-stopping senior year. With careful choreography, both Radha and Jai will need to face their fears (and their families) if they want a taste of a happily-ever-after.