Top critical review
Alright but not memorable
September 21, 2013
Did I enjoy this book: This book was alright. It didn't blow me away but it kept me reading to see how it would end.
I was expecting Elena to be all about dance. I didn't think she was going to be an all-around artist--dance, singing, acting. I would have preferred it if she were just focused on dance. I think the story would have been much better that way. I like to read books that center on the performing arts. It's a world that is fascinating and interesting. I just wish that Elena hadn't been in all of the arts. Dance is her thing and that's what I wanted to read about when I picked up Passion and Pain. I know that a lot of dancers are also singers and actors. It was a bit hard to believe that she was so good at all three.
I enjoyed reading about the rehearsals and everything that Elena went through to prepare for her plays and dances. As I said, I find it fascinating and fun to read about it. Dance books are up there with skating books for me. I love to read them. However, I should have written the review as soon as I finished reading Passion and Pain because at this point, a few months later, I don't remember much about it. It was an alright read, but not that memorable.
Would I recommend it: I may recommend this book if you like Young Adult and performing arts. This is not a New Adult book but would not be suitable for anyone under the age of 15.
Will I read it again: I will not.
(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)