The Friday 56: Pointe

Happy Friday, everyone. Today I’m linking back up with Freda from Freda’s Voice for a Friday 56. I’m currently reading two books. I have Orphan Island on audio (I’m slightly disappointed I can’t use this one for my 56 – all of the ebook copies are currently checked out), and I just got Pointe by Brandy Colbert off of hold.

When I put this book on hold last week, I didn’t know anything about it except that involved ballet. I read Colbert’s Little & Lion last year and absolutely loved it. Like I’m still talking about it kind of love it. So when I found out that Colbert had a new book coming out this year, I also found out that she had a backlist. Why I didn’t know about this before – yeah, I’m not sure. Needless to say, I’m excited to start Pointe.

In the publisher’s summary, Pointe is billed as Speak meets Black Swan. After seeing a video on Facebook about hip hop ballet, I’m totally here for this. Here’s the publisher’s summary:

Theo is better now. She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction–and his abductor. Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.

friday-56And here’s my Friday 56 from 56% into Pointe by Brandy Colbert

I tried to call this afternoon on my way to ballet. Again, the phone rang and rang, and again I waited and waited for an answer that never came. I hung up, counted to ten, and called right back. That time, the phone rang twice before it stopped. There was a quick rush of air and and a tiny click before whoever it was hung up. I was so surprised, I didn’t get a chance to say hello or ask for Donovan before the line went dead.

So I wonder if this means that Theo hasn’t talked to Donovan yet, even though he was found in the very first chapter. Or if Donovan’s family is getting so many phone calls that they’ve given up. Also, was she calling a landline number? Why else would someone pick up then hang up right away? So many questions…

What are you reading this weekend?

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