As promised, book 2 of 2011…
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani (for Bookclub!)
Author Description: When fourteen-year-old Viola is sent from her beloved Brooklyn to boarding school in Indiana for ninth grade, she overcomes her initial reservations as she makes friends with her roommates, goes on a real date, and uses the unsettling ghost she keeps seeing as the subject of a short film—her first.
My Review: Don’t let the fact that this is a YA novel scare you away. Although the writing wasn’t the most effective, it was really quite sweet and charming. I enjoyed reminiscing about all of the feelings of being young and dealing with friends and boys and parents. I would recommend it for a beach read as it’s super fast and will leave you smiling. In fact, even as I write this I’m smiling about Viola’s antics and attitude. So enjoy it and take it for what it is, a cute and uplifting story about the girl we all used to be.
Next up… The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain
**I was not asked to, or compensated for, writing this book review.