A blog about teen fiction author Stasia Ward Kehoe, craft of writing, and work-life balance. When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional. Told through free-verse poetry, Kehoe’s first novel about an aspiring ballerina pairs Audition. Stasia Ward Kehoe. Viking, $ (p) ISBN.

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I felt bad for her because of how lonely she was and missed being at home, but she could be so frustrating! May 06, Morgan rated it really liked it Shelves: Add the fact that she is also attracted to another much older male – her teacher with children.

The Name of the Star. She seems like she thinks she is just a girl lost in the ocean, instead of the one steering the boat. The romance that develops may polarize readers; some may think he is exploiting her vulnerability and confusing her ambitions, others may think that the romance is simply coinciding with an innate period of indecision. I’m still confused by this one.

One person found wardd helpful. Audition audltion a long novel but the first-person verse with some exquisite phrasing impels the reader on with the young protagonist on her rite-of-passage journey, sensing her ratified cloistered world of dance, the emotional vicissitudes of first love, the unfettered idealism of youth and the nostalgia for home and childhood.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. She wants to be a ballerina, and auditions and gets into a program on scholarship for her junior year. I find that the space between the words and the natural stzsia in poems can lend more meaning than a story told through paragraphs and sentences. I did love the writing though and with the ballet motions, it just brought the characters to life.


I highly recommend this contemporary debut. Are you a New Year’s Resolution-maker?

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Nov 06, Heather rated it did not like it Shelves: This book is awful. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. But she does have insecurities and has some errors in judgments audifion the way as she tries to find her path. It seemed like the words were cut down to the most basic and simplistic form.

Sixteen year old Sara has spent her life preparing to be a dancer.

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Want to Read saving…. I am interested to read more of Ms. Like, first of all, it’s in verse. Posted by S Kehoe at 7: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I needed to know him a little more as a character and understand why he would do this. And one day he invites her to the diner, kisses her, and as far as I am concerned, it goes downhill from there. Sara begins to question her future as never before. See all books audjtion Stasia Ward Kehoe.

Audition tells the story of Sara, who auditions for a dance scholarship and gets selected for a place to study at the Jersey Ballet. Don’t have a Kindle?

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Oct 30, Melanie Goodman added it. Sara struggles with keeping up with the more experienced dancers as she juggles her daily dance classes with the demands of high school and college prep. Draws it beneath my stomach. It was all part of her character growth and self-acceptance, I know, but that doesn’t make it not frustrating.


Kehoe, Stasia Ward: Audition.

Amazing way to tell the story in a different format. I6yo Sarah leaves behind her school friends and their stwsia on the sons of local orchardists to take up a place in a New Jersey academy.

I could have done with a little bit of a shorter read, which could have aided in defining Remington more; conversely, I could have wqrd read another kehor pages if he were developed a little bit more. Audition is well-paced and because of the verse, it reads quickly, despite being near pages long.

Words on Bathroom Walls. The Dragon Ridge Tombs. I really felt for Sara, she finds herself on a scholarship miles away from her close friends and family all alone. I don’t have the book next to me but at one point it says something like “I wish I had the courage to throw up like Bonnie” and that just struck me wrong.

I’m a huge ballet fan, always looking for ballet books. They’re just arm flourishes. Her confused feelings are believably expressed and her attitudes toward her friends and the adults in her life will ring true, especially to Somehow, these two had a auditon effect on me.