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Breaking Pointe [Kindle Edition]

Miriam Wenger-Landis
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"The people, the excitement, and the beauty of dancers were the story of my life...."

When eighteen-year-old dancer Anna Linado began her professional ballet career with the prestigious Los Angeles Ballet Theatre, she thought all of her dreams had come true. Company life offered glamorous colleagues, exhilarating performances, and the chance to become a prima ballerina.

Then she finds an older dancer's diary hidden in her theater case, and the contents unravel her preconceptions about life in the company.

Just as Anna reaches the cusp of stardom and the beginning of a promising love affair, the realities of the ballet world will change her life forever.

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Praise for BREAKING POINTE

"I really feel that this book, like Ms. Wenger-Landis’ first, accurately portrays the professional ballet company and the experiences of its dancers.” —Tendusunderapalmtree.com

"The conclusion of this novel brings to light a sad but important question for dancers: how many of us actually have the healthy relationship we want with dance? How good are we at picking up on cues in our own experiences to help us make that assessment? If anything, Breaking Pointe is a lesson in the importance of self-knowledge. I recommend it in earnest." —4dancers.org

"Miriam Wenger-Landis' two ballet-themed novels are helping to create a new genre for an untapped market."
—Mercerisland.patch.com
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Praise for GIRL IN MOTION
by Miriam Wenger-Landis

"...Offers an inside view of professional dance training."
—THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

"A novel about the ups and downs of life in a ballet boarding school. I snapped it up right away, and soon discovered I couldn't put it down."
—Amanda Brice, author of CODENAME: DANCER

"If you want to know what it feels like to be a dancer in vocational training (from a fictional perspective) then give this one a whirl."
—BalletNews.co.uk

About the Author

Miriam Wenger-Landis was a student at the School of American Ballet in New York and a professional ballerina with the Miami City Ballet. She graduated from Stanford University and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468144316
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZJGSJQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Pointe: A Ballet Novel 24 Jun 2013
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Not into reading ballet novels but this one was exceptional and certainly recommended for all dancers: whether at the start or finish of a career it will be give a truthful picture of reality - the ups the downs the endings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! 18 May 2013
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This book is about dance, a ballerina's life & everything that comes with it but it has so much depth. I can totally relate to the main character in this book because I am a dancer & Miriam captured the essence of a dancer's life greatly.
5 out of 5!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The dangers of self-publishing 16 Sep 2013
By belladonna_16 - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't quite finished this one yet (but read most of it in one day, so I am enjoying it!). The story is absorbing, the writing is quite good, and it's a nice follow up to "Girl in Motion." I had to jump the gun and I write a review though, because the poor copyediting is driving me nuts! This book is rife with typos and repeated words and phrases. Self-publishing is great, but the author should take care to make sure the finished manuscript is as correct as possible.

Additionally, probably particularly because I'm reading both books in quick succession, I wish that some loose ends from the first book had been tied up. What the heck happened to Tyler? He gets a quick mention as Anna's boyfriend at the beginning, and is never seen again. That doesn't make emotional sense at all. Some kind of break-up scene would have been nice to put that storyline to bed, rather than just switching gears.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good one 7 May 2012
By miki - Published on Amazon.com
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Miriam Wenger Landis has written another excellent, realistic journey about professional ballet dancers.
If I were to break the novel into four parts, I have to say the second fourth was not as compelling as the rest of the novel. The first fourth re -introduces us to Anna from Girl In Motion. We see an insecure young adult just starting her professional career. The second fourth, I feel spends too much time on meeting various company members who really do not move the story forward. By the third and fourth parts we get very drawn in by Anna and her day to day experiences with her ballet company LABT.
For many readers the story might seem unrealistic. unfortunately, the politics in professional ballet companies can be worse or much better. It really depends on many factors.
I recommend this book very highly.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 July 2014
By Ellen Lengel - Published on Amazon.com
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Fascinating story and a look in the world of ballet
3.0 out of 5 stars Breaking pointe 16 Mar 2014
By Elf - Published on Amazon.com
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I had a hard time getting into this book. It gave a lot of personal chit-chat and took away from the dance experience for me.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 20 Feb 2014
By Amy C Delgado - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of my favorite books because it has so much suspense building up to the end! One of my favorite parts was when Stephanie was saying things about the “Nutcracker” ballet, she referred to it as the “holiday cash cow.”
I was in the Joffery Ballets’ “Nutcracker” when I was 11! I got to experience how much of a cash cow it really is.
One of my least favorite things about this book is that Miriam repeats a lot of activities and actions over and over. I also didn’t like how she uses “said” as part of her speech tags. Overall it was a really good and entertaining book! “Breaking Pointe” is definitely a book I would recommend to others that enjoy French ballet. I would recommend this book to others because it was the type of book that once you start reading you never want to put it down. I think this is a book a lot of people would enjoy!
Sarah, 7th Grader
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