Viola In The Spotlight

Paperback | April 10, 2012

byAdriana Trigiani

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I am in the midst of a conundrum.

Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. But her best friend, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. Although Viola gets an internship on a Broadway show, nothing else is going as planned. When her roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, Viola starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? And when a tragic event shakes everyone's world, Viola realizes it's not where she belongs that matters—it's who she's with that really counts.

In this heartwarming follow-up to bestselling author Adriana Trigiani's teen debut, Viola in Reel Life, Viola just may be ready to get out from behind her trusty video camera and take the starring role in her own life.

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I am in the midst of a conundrum. Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. But her best friend, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she...

Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epicThe Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series;Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoirDon't Sing at the Table. Trigiani reaches new heights withAll the Star...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006145107X

ISBN - 13:9780061451072

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Winner!! Viola in the Spotlight is the follow up to the fun and humorous Viola in Reel Life. Viola is fifteen-years-old and her summer is just beginning. She is extremely happy to be back in New York with her family and best friends. She had been away at boarding school for her freshman year. Soon she finds out that her home buddies aren’t going to be around during summer vacation and her best bud, Andrew, is acting strangely around her and she doesn’t understand why. Things are not off to a good start when her friend Caitlin talks Viola into lying for her so she can sneak off with her secret British boyfriend, Maurice. Viola knows it’s wrong but Caitlin is a good friend, but at the same time, she knows that she should be talking Caitlin into telling her parents but she doesn’t. Viola doesn’t know what she’s going to do for the summer now that all her friends are going to be busy but then she lucks out and her Grandma gets her an intern job at the theatre. The one thing in this novel that I really liked was the fact that Adriana focused on the ‘friendships’ between the kids rather than ‘romance’ which is what you usually find in Young Adult novels. The focus on Andrew, Caitlin, her school friends and how their friendships work is a refreshing change from the norm. Just like in real life, teenagers think more of their friendships than they do their parents and what their friends think and do is very important to them. The great character development, the setting, and the relationships make this an intriguing and engrossing read. There are plenty of surprises in this novel and Viola must make some decisions that may change her life or will they? Another great aspect of this novel is the fact that Viola is really a regular ordinary teenager and Adriana has her dealing with everyday situations. I can’t wait for the third book in this series to see what Viola and her friends are up to next. Well done!!
Date published: 2011-04-21

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“This book reminds each of us that a fish out of water really can find a new pond! Read it to remind yourself that your friends really do teach you something new every day.”