Read more from author Mary Cecilia Jackson about how she came to write her devastating but hopeful YA novel, Sparrow.
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Pointe shoes. Pirouettes. Passion. Pain. If you’re a YA reader who enjoys dark dramas set against the competitive world of ballet, these harrowing stories deliver the complexity, edge, loss, and healing you’re looking for.
Mary Cecilia Jackson’s devastating but hopeful YA debut Sparrow about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. Read Chapter 4 now!