July 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (11)

Another slow week with one book that I won froma contest. Thank Book and Literature for Teens for holdong the contest.

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City. Her nineteen-year-old brother, Spencer, is an out of work actor facing a family deadline to get his career in order. Eighteen-year-old Lola has the delicate looks of a model, the practical nature of a nurse, and a wealthy society boyfriend. Eleven-year-old Marlene is the family terror with a tragic past.

When the Martins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn’t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.

With Mrs. Amberson calling the shots, Spencer’s career to save, Lola’s love life to navigate around, and Marlene’s prying eyes everywhere, things won’t be easy. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deception.

The show, as they say, must always go on . . . .
Okay I have a very short story about this book. I have checked this out twice before from the library and started once and the other time returned it for some reson. And know it feel weird getting this book because I have strated it nad returned it before.
I guess I'm weird


Kristen said...

I got this one too! I hope it'll be good. :)

~The Book Pixie said...

I got two copies of that book this week. lol. One of which was from Books and Literature for Teens too. Hope you enjoy it. :)


P.S. Mine is up if you want to have a look.