Falling Stars - Shooting Stars, Bk 5 Author:V. C. Andrews All The World's A Stage -- but What If The Play Doesn't Go As Planned? — Four talented girls from vastly different pasts share a dream of stardom: Cinnamon, the edgy actress; Ice, the phenomenal vocalist; Rose, the beautiful dancer; and Honey, the first-rate violinist. The four meet at the prestigious Senetsky School of the Performing Arts -- hou... more »sed in an ornate New York City mansion -- and become instant friends as they take off on a dazzling whirlwind of intense classes, theater outings, and celebrity-studded parties.
But they soon realize this is no ordinary school. Madame Senetsky pushes the girls' studies beyond reason. She controls their social lives. And they get the strange feeling someone is watching them. But who... and why?
Cinnamon, Ice, Rose, and Honey set out to untangle a shadowy web of Senetsky family secrets. As they explore dark corners and hidden rooms, every creak and moan of the old mansion tells a story too frightening to repeat. A devastating story that can destroy their dreams...
Be careful what you wish for -- it just might come true.
Wasn't this a terrible mistake? Even if the great vote of confidence I had received by being chosen, was I seeking to do something I could never do? Could I live so far away from home and be on my own? I had never spent a single night out of my house. I had never slept in a bed other than my own -- no pajama parties with girlfriends, no family trips to stay at hotels, no relatives for me to visit. And yet, here I was, going off to live in a strange place and go to school with strangers.
A part of me wanted to shout, "Stop driving, Daddy. Turn back. I can't do this. I won't do this."
My tongue actually tried to form the words. Why? Where were my feelings of joy and excitement? I had great reasons to feel that way. the faces of all those envious of me flashed across my eyes. Their covetous words echoed in my ears....
How often had I asked myself, Is my talent a blessing or a curse? How often had I wondered, Where would all of it really take me?