I rate this book 4 Stars.

From the description:
"Here is the beautiful, tortured Victoria Page, torn between her passion for the ballet and the love of young composer Julian Craster. Here, too, is the cruel, seductive impresario Boris Lermontov, who will give Vicky the red shoes in which she will dance out her tragic destiny."

"The Red Shoes is a moving story to be experienced and enjoyed by anyone in possession of a sensitive soul" ~American Bookseller~

I first read this book when I was twelve. Revisiting the novel after all this time (I was about sixteen the last time I read it) makes me wistful for the past. The Red Shoes is full of life, hope, possibility and tragedy.