Sunday, March 20, 2011

Book 20 - Suite Scarlett

My twentieth book was Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. I loved her book 13 Little Blue Envelopes so much, I had to try another of her books. And it did not disappoint. She is a very funny author and creates such relatable characters. This book is about Scarlett, who has just turned 15. Her parents own a small hotel in New York, which they also live in, and each child is given their own suite to take care of on their 15 birthday. Scarlett is given the Empire Suite, the most famous suite in the hotel. A couple of days after her birthday, a guest arrives to live in the Empire Suite for a year. This mysterious guest, who claims to be an actress and says she has been traveling the world for many years, quickly sucks Scarlett into her bizarre life. While dealing with the crazy woman, Scarlett also has to find a way to save her brother's acting career and the career of the boy she's in love with by saving their show, a "silent movie version" of Hamlet. All of this, as you can imagine, is very hard for a 15 year old to handle. But, reading about her trying to handle it is so much fun.

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