Trapeze by Leigh AnsellTrapeze by Leigh Ansell


byLeigh Ansell

Hardcover | September 10, 2019

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How do you trust the ground when all you've known is flight? In this breathtaking debut, Leigh Ansell has created a compelling, heartbreaking, and truly engaging story about a young girl used to flying high only to be faced with living life with her two feet firmly on the ground . . . Seventeen-year-old Corey Ryder can't remember a time when she wasn't gliding through the air of Cirque Mystique's big top. As a trapeze artist in a traveling circus, Corey wakes up every day in a different place, buzzing for the moment she can suspend gravity during the night's performance. When the circus pulls into small-town Sherwood, California, everything seems normal - aside from meeting the exceptionally cute Luke Everett at a local diner. But that night, in the midst of the performance, tragedy strikes and flames overtake the tent. While Corey narrowly escapes, in the ashes of the circus pitch lies the only home she's ever known.Repeatedly thrown out of her comfort zone, Corey must learn how to push toward her future without forgetting her past, what it means to be a daughter to a mother she's never known, and how to navigate the confusing magic of first love, even as she performs the high-wire act of being true to who you really are.
Leigh Ansell is the author of Trapeze, Human Error, and a number of other titles on Wattpad. Since she began posting her works online at the age of fifteen, she has accumulated over 130,000 followers and her stories have been read over thirty million times. Leigh is the winner of two Watty Awards and the Wattpad Prize for Best Love Sto...
Title:TrapezeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.1 × 5.49 × 1.16 inShipping dimensions:8.1 × 5.49 × 1.16 inPublished:September 10, 2019Publisher:Wattpad BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0993689957

ISBN - 13:9780993689956


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional Coming of Age Story Before I get into my review for this book, I do want to mention some triggers that this book includes. Mentioning some of these triggers may partially spoil some components of the story but I do want to include these triggers in this review because I think it's important for readers to have a warning. If you are worried about the triggers spoiling the storyline for you, skip the next paragraph. Some of the triggers that this novel includes are: abuse (physical, verbal, and emotional), domestic violence, parental violence, addiction (mentioned but not heavily prevalent), and bullying. Now, onto my review. I really enjoyed this novel. This seems like an odd comparison but to me, this felt like reading a Sarah Dessen novel and I mean that in the most complimentary way. The writing flowed so easily and it was easy to get caught up in the story in no time. It was an emotional novel (in multiple ways) but I liked getting to know each of the main characters and their individual complexities. For those that are interested in reading a story involving the circus and a trapeze artist, I don't think you'll be disappointed but know that there is a good combination and mixture of settings. The circus is not the main focus. I thought that this book was solely going to be in the setting of a circus but it was not, it featured life in the circus as well as life in a small town. In fact, the majority of this story is not set in a circus setting. I think many will be surprised with the ending (and the resolution of more than one issue). I actually really liked the reality of the ending because I think it was more realistic than what the other alternate ending could've been, especially taking into account the character's ages. As well, I liked how the ending was somewhat open ended and I think readers may interpret different endings. This was definitely a good read and I would highly recommend it for those who like emotional coming of age stories similar to those written by Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson. ***Thank you to the publisher for supplying me with a copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review***
Date published: 2019-07-15