Thursday, April 29, 2010

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Written by Ari at 11:23 PM
Do You Agree? 
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Pages: 368
Pub Date: May 1, 2009
Author Website/Blog:
Synopsis: Scarlett Martin is the third of four children ina family that has a most unusual collectiveprofession. The Martins live in and manage anot-quite-posh-anymore hotel in New York Citythat dates from the 1920s. When Scarlett turnsfifteen, she is given charge of one of the hotelÂstwenty-seven rooms: the Empire Suite. Into thisroom moves Mrs. Amberson, an aging C-liststarlet who has returned to New York to writeher memoirs. Soon, Scarlett is taking dictation,running around town with Mrs. Amberson, andgetting caught up in her Auntie-Mame-meets-Bianca-Jagger adventures. In the midst of allthis, Scarlett falls in loveÂor so she thinksÂandit takes Mrs. Amberson to help her see the light.

So boring. Took me FOREVER to read it. There were to many plot details that were thrown in last  minute. Like, "Oh Im mentioning now 140 pages into the book that my sister has cancer!" Not cool! The first hundred pages were background information that as always with over abundance of background it was NOT needed. It should have gotten to the plot faster. I love Maureen Johnson, really but I am against this book. In my opinion not the best thing Ive ever read. Im planning on reading more from Maureen Johnson but if another one is like this I may just rip my hair out-and burn the book.


Marie said...

Wow. Thanks for the brutally honest review lol. I follow Maureen on twitter and she sounds so interesting but I don't know which of her books I should read... none of the ones I've browsed have grabbed me and I'm definitely going to be staying away from this one!

Ari said...

Lol I think Im in a funk lately. A lot of reviews are pretty brutal. lol. I do also and I like her, really I do, shes my type of person but this book was just argh. Glad I could help in your decision :)

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