Now a Netflix TV show! 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?
Sona Charaipotra is the author of Symptoms of a Heartbreak and How Maya Got Fierce and coauthor of The Rumor Game and Tiny Pretty Things, now a Netflix original series. She earned a master’s degree in screenwriting from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. A working journalist, Sona has held editorial roles at People, TeenPeople, ABCNews.com, MSN, several parenting publications, the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog (RIP), and, most recently, as senior editor of trends and features at Parents.com. She has contributed to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. She is a former We Need Diverse Books board member, and she cofounded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packager focused on high concept diverse titles. Find her on the web talking about books, Bollywood movies, and chai.
Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Belles series and The Marvellers and the coauthor of The Rumor Game and the Tiny Pretty Things duology, which was made into a Netflix original series. She is COO of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books and the owner of Cake Creative.
“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