Book Review: Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a review for a sequel in a series. I try avoiding spoilers as much as I could, but I cannot guarantee that I could avoid giving out too much. You may jump to the end of the review to see my summary and rating. You can also check out my review on the first book, Viola in Reel Life.

P.S. I felt that this book was better than the first, and I think it’s quite a conundrum whether the first book should be read to be able to read this one. Although maybe it is possible to read this one without reading the first.

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Title: Viola in the Spotlight
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Publication Date: January 1, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Viola #2
Format: Hardbound
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

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. With two whole months of nothing to do but hang with her two best friends, Andrew and Caitlin, this is going to be the best break ever!
But her BFFAA, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. When Viola’s roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, she starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? 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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