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Flirting In Italian

by Lauren Henderson

Random House Children's Books | October 29, 2013 | Hardcover

Flirting In Italian is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.54 × 5.93 × 1.18 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385741359

ISBN - 13: 9780385741354

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Perfect Read for the Summer When I first picked up a copy of Flirting in Italian, I was expecting a light contemporary read filled with romance and gorgeous Italian boys, but there's definitely more to the novel than meets the eye! Lauren Henderson has written a novel that's both fun and flirty, but also has a touch of mystery to give Flirting in Italian an irresistible appeal. Violet has always wondered why her parents look nothing like herself as her mother's Scandinavian looks and her father's Scottish background cannot explain why her own appearance is one of Mediterranean descent. She's always toyed with the possibility that she's adopted, but could never work up the courage to really ask. So when Violet sees a portrait at a museum featuring a girl with a striking physical resemblance to herself, she becomes determined to learn more about the young Italian noblewoman featured in the painting. Convincing her mother to send her to Tuscany for a study course to prepare her for university, Violet secretly plans to learn more about the girl in the picture... And if she just happens to meet pretty Italian boys and attend parties in the countryside along the way, well, no one's stopping her from having a fun time. As I continued to read Flirting in Italian, I felt the romance could have been stronger. A part of me didn't believe Violet could fall under Luca's spell so quickly because it certainly felt like she was more enamoured with his handsome looks, rather than his actual personality. Sure, he definitely had his charming moments, which combined with his Italian accent, simply made you want to swoon, but my initial first impression of Luca left a wariness of his character that I couldn't quite shake off. I think a part of this reasoning was because when it was just the two of them together, Luca was sweet and thoughtful, but when others were around, he was more distant. However, potential romance aside, Flirting in Italian was also a story of budding friendship, and I liked seeing Violet getting closer to her new classmates: Paige and Kendra, both American, and Kelly, an English scholarship girl. While Lauren Henderson's Flirting in Italian deviated from my expectations, I'm still very much curious to see what will happen next in the sequel, Following in Love in Italian. It's a perfect summer novel that will leave you wishing you could board the next flight to Italy and experience the culture through your own eyes! You can also read this review at: http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.ca/2012/06/flirting-in-italian-by-lauren-henderson.html
Date published: 2012-06-15

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Flirting In Italian

by Lauren Henderson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.54 × 5.93 × 1.18 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385741359

ISBN - 13: 9780385741354

About the Book

Spending the summer in the Tuscany region of Italy on a secret mission to solve a family mystery, English teenager Violet is distracted by exciting American roommates and sexy Italian boys on Vespa scooters.

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My Daughter’s Leaving Me “Signore e signori, please fasten your seat belts and return your seatbacks and tray tables to the upright position,” says the airline steward over the PA. “We will be landing in Pisa in fifteen minutes. Signore e signori, siete pregati di allacciare le cinture di sicurezza . . .” I peer through the window beside me. Bright blue-green sea below, such a vivid aquamarine that unless you saw it with your own eyes you wouldn’t believe it could actually exist in nature. Little white flecks dance across the azure blue, waves tossed up by the wake of the occasional boat. And then the deep aquamarine fades to a lighter blue as the water becomes more shallow; the coast comes into view. It’s my first glimpse of Italy, and it takes my breath away. It’s the start of July, full summer, and the sea and land are bathed in dazzling golden sunshine. I can see a marina along the coastline, tiny dots that must be fishing boats and yachts moored in an inlet. The seashore is the color of pale terra-cotta, but beyond it, beyond the miniature red roofs of the buildings that cluster around it, there’s rich green marshland. I know (from the in-flight magazine, not a more impressive source) that the Leaning Tower of Pisa stands in the Field of Miracles, and I squint, trying as hard as I can to make out a white pillar on a bed of green grass, but no luck. Italy! My anticipation is intensifying so powerfully
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Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!

About the Author

LAUREN HENDERSON is the author of Flirting in Italian and Kissing in Italian, the Scarlett Wakefield series, several acclaimed "tart noir" mystery novels for adults, as well as the witty romance handbook Jane Austen''s Guide to Dating. Lauren was born and raised in London, where she lives with her husband.

Editorial Reviews

"Violet morphs into a funny, caustic observer, comparing and contrasting teen cultures and mores--American, British, Italian."—Kirkus Reviews
 
"Cute Italian boys, jealous Italian girls . . . and plenty of tantalizing romance."—Publishers Weekly
 
"Flirting stays true to its title: Henderson delivers lots of crushing and a bit of mystery with a dash of Italian 101."—School Library Journal
 
"If you''re lucky enough to study abroad this summer . . . enjoy! But if you''re like us, you''ll have to live vicariously through hilarious and loveable Brit Violet."—Justine Magazine
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