Roundabout Books very own Teen Advisory Board presents an event with Amber Keyser and her latest novel Pointe, Claw.
Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program that requires perfection to land a spot with the professional company. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open. Nothing has felt more dangerous.
Dawn McCormick’s world is full of holes. She wakes in strange places, bruised, battered, and unable to speak. The doctors are out of ideas. No one knows what to do with a girl like this.
These childhood friends are both running out of time. Jessie has one shot at her ballet dream. Dawn’s blackouts are getting worse. At every turn, they crash into the many ways girls are watched, judged, used, and discarded.
Should they play it safe or go feral? The answer lies in the forest with a bear in a cage.
Amber is a biologist turned writer with a not-so-secret crush on Charles Darwin. Like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frodo Baggins, she is persistent to the point of insanity. When she is not writing or reading then you can find her paddling a canoe, trail-running with her dog, or planning some new adventure with her family.