Shiny Broken Pieces (Hardcover)

A Tiny Pretty Things Novel

By Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton

HarperTeen, 9780062342423, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things.

June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?



About the Author

Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton met while attending the New School’s acclaimed Writing for Children MFA program. Sona is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, People, Parade, Cosmopolitan, and other major media. Dhonielle is a librarian at a middle school in Harlem, and taught English at a cutthroat ballet academy. Together, the pair cofounded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent. Find them online at www.cakeliterary.com.



Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton met while attending the New School’s acclaimed Writing for Children MFA program. Sona is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, People, Parade, Cosmopolitan, and other major media. Dhonielle is a librarian at a middle school in Harlem, and taught English at a cutthroat ballet academy. Together, the pair cofounded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent. Find them online at www.cakeliterary.com.



Praise For Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel

“Equal parts mystery and social commentary, the novel is engrossing and titillating. An addicting thriller.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“The action never lets up in this scandalous sequel. Those who enjoyed Tiny Pretty Things will not be disappointed.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for TINY PRETTY THINGS: “A page–turner with a heart.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Praise for TINY PRETTY THINGS: “Appealing both to dancers and drama lovers, this engaging, pulpy read skillfully explores a variety of issues, from sexual orientation to ethnic identity to single–parent households, in a glamorous, high–stakes setting.”
— Booklist

Praise for TINY PRETTY THINGS: “Diversity is organically spotlighted [in this] fun and fast read.”
— School Library Journal

Praise for TINY PRETTY THINGS: “A beautiful example of diversity in characters and settings.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for TINY PRETTY THINGS: “Charaipotra and Clayton skillfully craft three distinctive, complex characters. This enticing glimpse into the ballet world is rich with detail and drama as the authors highlight its glamour and darkness.”
— Publishers Weekly