Scarlett Stirling is hardworking and fiercely ambitious.
She loves the blisters and the strict regime of her dance classes at the National Academy of Performing Arts. Her life is measured and balanced. Perfect. But when Scarlett meets charismatic musician Moss, she enters another world - a world without restrictions - and is swept up in a heady whirlwind of sex, drugs and celebrity. Spread thin between her commitments and her desire to be with Moss, Scarlett pushes herself to the limit, unaware she's playing a dark game.
Silhouette is not just another dance book. This gritty young adult novel follows the strong and determined Scarlett as she navigates her way from the safe, structured Academy into the adult world of commercial dance. Thalia Kalkipsakis explores a cut-throat industry, where talent and ambition are paramount, and one mis-step can cost you everything.
About the Author
Thalia grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne. It had a bush area down the back that was perfect for escaping and exploring. After a stint as a dancer she edited websites and travel guides, but her biggest passion has always been writing. She cut her teeth as a series author: Go Girl, Girlfriend Fiction, and the nonfiction series It’s True. Her books have been translated into a variety of languages and sold into countries around the world.
Her first venture beyond series writing is a collection of unconventional short stories called Head Spinners: six stories to twist your brain. One story in the collection, ‘It Began with a Tingle’, is a finalist in the Children’s Fiction (told primarily though words) 2011 Aurealis Awards.
These days Thalia lives in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, with her husband and two children, and their two black cats. Silhouette is her first standalone novel for young adults.
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st July 2012
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.57 x 13.72 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1