Saturday, May 9, 2009

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

There is a small little art deco place in Manhattan called The Hopewell Hotel.  It has been owned and operated by the Martin family forEVER but they've recently fallen on some harder times so all the employees have been let go.  

Scarlett Martin, now turning fifteen, is to partake in the family tradition.  When the Martin kids turn 15, they get a suite in the hotel.  It's not what you are thinking.  They take on the CARE of a suite AND whoever happens to be staying there.  For poor Scarlett, that turns out to be the oh-so-kooky Mrs. Amberson.  

Over the course of this summer, Mrs. Amberson will turn Scarlett's life upside down while placing her square in the path of things that feel like destiny.  From forging a new relationship with her bratty little sister to possibly starting a romance with her brother's hunky costar,  Scarlett's life will never be the same.

People, this book has it all!  A historic hotel, a bipolar guest, Broadway intrigue, a new take on Hamlet, shoplifted tuna, a rich boyfriend and a poor one, exotic cosmetic products, and much, much more!  I had a great time with this, laughing uproariously in my car despite the truly horrendous narrator.  

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