Friday, November 13, 2009

Viola in Reel Life

Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani

rating: 8/10

I'm marooned.

Left to rot in boarding school . . .
Viola doesn't want to go to boarding school, but somehow she ends up at an all-girls school in South Bend, Indiana, far, far away from her home in Brooklyn, New York. Now Viola is stuck for a whole year in the sherbet-colored sweater capital of the world.
There's no way Viola's going to survive the year—especially since she has to replace her best friend Andrew with three new roommates who, disturbingly, actually seem to like it there. She resorts to viewing the world (and hiding) behind the lens of her video camera.
Boarding school, though, and her roommates and even the Midwest are nothing like she thought they would be, and soon Viola realizes she may be in for the most incredible year of her life.
But first she has to put the camera down and let the world in.

Viola in Reel Life was incredibly cute. Despite it being another boarding school story, for the most part it was very original.
Viola was a good character. Trigiani did a great job with showing how much Viola grew over the course of the book. Viola started off as and only child, city-girl, but grew up a lot by the end.
Most the time, Viola in Reel Life was original. There were times that were a little predictable, but it was still good. Thes was an adorable coming of age story and Trigian did a good job for her first young adult novel.


  1. This looks so good, thanks for the review!

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