Today we publish the beautiful Bunheads by Sophie Flack! We fell in love with this story the moment we set eyes on it, in spite of the fact that none of Team Atom made it much past first position in ballet lessons.
As a dancer with the Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward is living her childhood dream. She gets to be up on stage in front of adoring crowds every night. And while she might not be a prima ballerina yet, she's moving up the ranks and surely if she works hard enough she can make it happen.
But devoting her whole life to ballet leaves very little time for anything else: friends, family, school have all fallen by the wayside. Hannah doesn't mind, until a chance encounter brings Jacob into her life. He's cute, he plays guitar and he's offering a whole future that Hannah never considered. And now she must choose between her lifelong dream or what could be the love of her life. . .
To celebrate publication, we've been having a bit of a ballet extravaganza in Atom Towers today! Our lovely publicist Rose made these beautiful cupcakes:
And we all put our hair into buns to try and channel a bit of ballet-chic:
And guess what? You can look this great too(*ahem*, not boasting, promise)! Just take a look at this fabulous video where author Sophie Flack shows you how to achieve the perfect bun: