Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

Written by Ari at 12:32 PM
Do You Agree? 
Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph
Pages: 320
Publish Date: May 5, 2009
Author Website/Blog:
Synopsis: For seventeen-year-old Teresa Adams, high school is an excruciating daily ordeal. Her debilitating shyness makes every conversation and every confrontation an agonizing event. But at home, in the security of her bedroom, she daydreams of a secret life as a DJ for Miami's hottest radio station, SLAM FM, which just so happens to be owned by her stepfather. Some day, she believes, she'll get her big break. And then it happens - her stepfather allows her to sit in as an intern. Before long, she's helping out on air under the guise of Sweet T, her confident radio persona. At school, Teresa has to do a group oral presentation. It doesn't help that she has a crush on Gavin, the boy in her group. Will her secret life as a DJ help her overcome the shyness of her daily life-and possibly propel her straight into the arms of her crush?

Im sorta iffy about my opinion on this book. It was really predictable-as in I knew how it was going to end by page 35 (this is a fact)-I mean it had a great message that I feel a lot of teens can relate to but still. I got very bored with the plot line. It was very dull, and honestly I think the author was trying just a bit to hard to make the book long enough to publish. Really if there had been a few less boring scenes, then maybe it would have been better. Or there were a lot of issues like the main character and her mother that never really got solved. To me that was a major turn off. The ending of a book is called a RESOLUTION. A resolution is when most of the characters problems are solved. In this story, one problem was solved. Honestly we could have learned a bit more about her issues with her mother. I really dont recommend this book. I know people raved about it, but to me it was not that good.


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