Cally's World is the first in a new series for young teenagers. Cally Meredith escapes into a fantasy world through her music - a world in which she has respite from the problems which threaten to engulf her.
Cally Meredith is one extremely unhappy teenager. Her parents are in the middle of a divorce; she's had to move to a new area which she thinks is the pits; and the kids at her new school all hate her. Cally's life is a mess and she desperately needs a friend. What she wants more than anything, though, is to escape from the life she has: she wants to be somewhere different.
With the help of her music teacher, Cally does just that, but gets slightly more than she bargains for as she's introduced to a world of unfamiliar places, of music, of tradition, and of friendship. It's a world Cally can only dream of.
This novel for teenagers is the first book in the Cally Meredith series. It will take you on a journey to Vienna where Cally explores the sights and sounds of the City and experiences a world in which she learns to cope with the everyday problems in her own life.
"With great flourish, the conductor raised his baton and as the first strains of the Viennese Waltz permeated every nook and cranny of the extraordinary structure, the debutantes began to dance. Their steps were in unison and everything they did was so incredibly perfect that it was as though their very breathing was synchronised. Every step was carefully choreographed and rehearsed and they moved in absolute harmony with one another. Cally could almost feel the building itself holding its breath in acknowledgement of the spectacle unfolding within it. The young men led the girls in the beautiful waltz, holding them lightly while the girls themselves appeared to float just above the surface of the floor such was the grace and speed with which they moved. The white dresses shimmered in the light, swishing and rustling as they swept across the polished floor. Flashes of brilliant light shot across the walls as the Swarovski tiaras reminded the guests of their brilliance and purity."