October 30, 2009

Viola In Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani


I'm marooned.
Abandoned.
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.
Ick.
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.
I thought this book was really cute. It was very relatable. The characters were funy and good.
I liked that Viola liked filming and movies which not really books focus on so the book was different but was still familar with the boarding school theme. The plot started out kinda boring and got a little batter as it went on and the ending was kinda boring and a little dry and not the best.
The charters were great and relatable. Viola, she has a passion which many people do. And her roomates were great and all someting relatable to them like one her dad was in wheel chair and shse has really cute older brothers. Another gives boy advice.Her botfriend sounded okay he did seem to give a lot of gifts and kisses. Overall the charaters were good.
3 out 5 stars


1 comment:

Taschima Cullen said...

Hmm I'm suppose to be reading this, thanks for the review!!

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