Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk.
Nine Bookish Lives – Interview & Review
thisbellereadstoo – Review & Mood Board
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review & Favourite Quotes
Melancholic Blithe – Review & Playlist
Pages & Plots – Promo Post
Readingwithtyler – Review
dinipandareads – Review & Journal Spread
Lost in Neverland – Review
Windows to Worlds – Interview
And On She Reads – Promo post
teatimelit – Review
Velarisreads – Review
The Book View – Review
Living, Loving and Reading – Review & Mood Board
Justice For Readers – Review
Ruei’s Reading Corner – Review & Favourite Quotes
Kait Plus Books – Promo Post
sunnysidereviews – Interview
Rebi reads a lot – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read The Other Side of Perfect
TLC Book Nook – Review
Belle’s Archive – Review
robinlea1218 – Review & Favourite Quotes
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
acourtofcoffeeandbooksblog – Blogger’s Choice
blithesquesttoreads – Blogger’s Choice
caitlynisbooked – Review & Playlist
readingwithtyler – Blogger’s Choice
tbrandbeyond – Promo Post
luna_reads – Review
readbycait – Blogger’s Choice
velarisreads – Blogger’s Choice
fangirlpixiebooks – Promo Post
justiceforreaders – Blogger’s Choice
tinybooknest – Favourite Quotes & Top 5 Reasons to Read The Other Side of Perfect
joanna.zoe – Creative Post – Cover Recreation
rebireads – Blogger’s Choice
belleeeey – Blogger’s Choice
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing date: May 11th, 2021
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Content Warning: protagonist is dealing with a lot of anger and some depression, various experiences of racism
Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but one terrifying fall shatters her leg–and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with it.
After a summer healing (translation: eating vast amounts of Cool Ranch Doritos and binging ballet videos on YouTube), she is forced to trade her pre-professional dance classes for normal high school, where she reluctantly joins the school musical. However, rehearsals offer more than she expected–namely Jude, her annoyingly attractive cast mate she just might be falling for.
But to move forward, Alina must make peace with her past and face the racism she had grown to accept in the dance industry. She wonders what it means to yearn for ballet–something so beautiful, yet so broken. And as broken as she feels, can she ever open her heart to someone else?
Touching, romantic, and peppered with humor, this debut novel explores the tenuousness of perfectionism, the possibilities of change, and the importance of raising your voice.
Mariko Turk grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in creative writing. She received her PhD in English from the University of Florida, with a concentration in children’s literature. Currently, she works as a Writing Center consultant at the University of Colorado Boulder.
She lives in Colorado with her husband and baby daughter, where she enjoys tea, walks, and stories of all kinds.