Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Viola in Reel Life Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another great, great book by Adriana Trigiani.
One-third of the way through the book I was wondering how well I'd like this "young adult" novel, but thought I'd continue.
Thank goodness, that I did.
Trigiani fully develops each of her books' main characters, and the same is true with young Viola. She tells the story of a girl just entering teen-dom, moving away from home and her beloved New York, and growing up amongst three vastly different roomies.
Is Trigiani's portrayal of life in a dorm at a private boarding school correct? I can't tell you that, but I also don't think I would have enjoyed the book as much if they'd been back-biters.
Trigiani creates young women who we'd all like our daughters, nieces and granddaughters to be ... like us in that they wonder about boys, the first kiss, etc., but they won't let their gal pals or their drive for excellence take a backseat to boyfriends.
Hope to read more about Viola and hope she goes back to the boarding school, if only for a visit.

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