Thursday, September 11, 2014

84 Ribbons by Paddy Edger

To any serious dancer, to dance is their life. They eat, sleep, and breathe dance, that is Miss Marta Selbryth. She has danced since she was five, and at seventeen she has been accepted into a professional dance troupe in Billings Montana. At first it's a dream come true, but it's a lot of hard work. She has to move and live on her own for the first time in her life. When the pressure starts to build she turns to diet pills to keep her weight down and her energy up. Will she be able to handle the pressure of the troupe and beginning of her first relationship?

I really truly enjoyed this book. I liked observing Marta, she's driven, talented, and intelligent. She is so focused on her goal that she refuses to let anything be more important than dancing. It's why she makes some of the decisions that she does. Because she need to have some semblance of control, when it seems like everything is going wrong.

This book talks about addiction, and weight issues in a very real way. It shows that anyone can have problems. Even if someone insists that they're fine, they may not be, if you never see them eat.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review.


  1. I saw this book on Netgalley and wondered if it was a good read! Glad to know it was; I'll have to make time for it now. Ah, so many books to read!

    Lovely blog! Follow/Comment back? I'd love to talk books and blogging. :)

    Brittany @

  2. I'd be happy to make a friend to talk books with :D