My debut young adult novel, Pointe, was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. In addition to winning the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction, it was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, the Chicago Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library, and named a 2017 Popular Paperback by the American Library Association.



Pointe is available at the following retailers:

Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Amazon| iBooks


Translation rights have been sold to:

MSK in France

DTV in Germany

V&R Editoras in Brazil (Portuguese)

V&R Editoras in Latin America (Spanish)


Theo is better now.

She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor.

Donovan isn’t talking about what happened, and even though Theo knows she didn’t do anything wrong, telling the truth would put everything she’s been living for at risk. But keeping quiet might be worse.


Praise for Pointe

“Debut novelist Colbert has written an extraordinary book about dance, seamlessly intertwined with the chilling aftermath of a kidnapping. In honest, confident prose, Colbert builds characters whose flaws, struggles, and bad decisions make them real and indelibly memorable.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Colbert has put out a stunningly poignant novel … Readers who discover this book will be unable to put it down.”


“Colbert’s strong debut believably portrays self-delusion through a first-person voice … This is the latest in a bold new crop of gutsy, messy debuts, including Carrie Mesrobian’s Sex & Violence and Stephanie Kuehn’s Charm & Strange.”


“A brave and resonant debut that is as captivating as it is heartbreaking. Brandy Colbert has given us a portrait of life after trauma that is skillfully rendered, raw, and unflinching. This novel haunts me.”

—Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still

“POINTE is an impressively written and affecting portrait of loss and self-forgiveness. Brandy Colbert’s debut is beautiful, sharp and memorable.”

—Courtney Summers, author of Cracked Up to Be