Turning by Joy L. Smith


Joy L. Smith

fiction young adult emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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In this raw, searingly honest debut young adult novel, a former aspiring ballerina must confront her past in order to move forward from a devastating fall that leaves her without the use of her legs. Genie used to fouetté across the stage. Now ...
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Summary of 20 reviews


emotional 100%
reflective 58%
challenging 50%
sad 50%
inspiring 41%
tense 41%
hopeful 33%
dark 16%
informative 8%
mysterious 8%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

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