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 Story.
Trapeze tells the story of Corey Ryder a trapeze artist. it’s the only life she’s ever known—but when a tragic accident puts a halt to the travelling circus she calls home, she’s forced to a standstill. Now, she’s a normal high school student living an anything but normal life, staying with the mother she’s never known, and trying to fit into small-town Sherwood, California.
When her friendship with the local golden boy, Luke Everett, grows into something more, Corey finds herself defending old misconceptions, navigating new love, and balancing the high-wire act of being true to who you really are.
This book has elements of being a modern twist on The Greatest Showman. The characters are well developed and the author seems to have done research into Trapeze artists, as it feels like they really know their stuff which adds to the overall enjoyment of the story.
One of the things we loved about this book was the ending (no we aren’t going to spoil it for you.) it felt right for the characters given their ages and was done in a way which each reader could interpret it in their own way.
If you like emotionally compelling stories about growing up and trying to find your feet and discover who you are then we highly recommend you read Trapeze.
Trapeze will be released on 10 September. You can pre-order your copy here.