This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert
MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
239872,657 (3.8)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 1-5 of 8 (next | show all)
Wow. This book dealt gracefully with some pretty heavy stuff, like eating disorders and sexual assault/long-term sexual abuse. Theo was a realistic and lovely character. At first I couldn't fathom how she could consider choosing her possible career over putting the criminal who kidnapped and assaulted her friend behind bars, but as the novel progressed I began to understand. It was heartbreaking to watch her struggle, and I wanted to be there for her. She was so strong emotionally throughout everything that was thrown at her, and the ending scene was absolutely perfect. Also, the main cast were all people of color (Theo and Donovan were black, Phil and Hosea were Hispanic), which is always awesome to have. Overall, this was an amazing story sure to please all readers who love contemporary fiction, and Theo is bright, new voice in the YA world for survivors of childhood sexual assault who are so often silenced.

Read more reviews at adventureswithinthepages.tumblr.com ( )
  captainbooknerd | Jan 11, 2018 |
Backlighting is the new whitewash. If the main character is literally a black void on the cover, it must be about a black character, but the publishers are hoping some white people won't notice. Sigh.

Library copy ( )
  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
I didn't finish this book, too much emphasis on parties, drugs and alcohol, and not enough on dancing. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
While mentions of kidnapping and possibly disordered eating prepared me for this to be a fairly dark book...This was even darker and scarier than I think I was prepared for. Ballet is a driving ambition for Theo, and I was looking to read about the stresses and pushing herself to be a better dancer.
This is really not a ballet book. It's about Theo out of class, being a high school student, having a disordered relationship with food (and getting plausibly into the mindsets and body perspective that lays the groundwork for that disorder)

And whoa... there was a whole other plot thread, alluded to in the about the book... yes, a kidnapping, but some really REALLY dark relationship issues that Theo remembers in flashbacks... that I'm not putting behind a spoiler tag, because I feel it should be known about. Stuff that happened when Theo was a younger teen, that broke my heart for her, and was raw, and hard to read about.
I did not enjoy reading this, because some aspects were so scary and brutal and I felt my heart break for the characters. So... full disclosure, this is dark, and may stir up some things about bodies and relationships and coming of age, to grapple with. ( )
  ewillse | Jan 18, 2016 |
Cannot recommend this book highly enough. Engaging, suspenseful, emotional and well-paced. I hope to see more from Colbert in the future. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 8 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Information from the Portuguese (Brazil) Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original title
Information from the Portuguese (Brazil) Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Information from the Portuguese (Brazil) Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.… (more)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.8)
1 1
2 2
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 4
4 19
4.5 1
5 7

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,559,383 books! | Top bar: Always visible