From top-selling author Maureen Johnson comes a fresh, funny novel about a girl, her hotel, and an unforgettable summer.Scarlett is the third of four children in the Martin family. The Martins live in and manage a shabby hotel in NYC that dates back to the 1920s. When Scarlett turns 15, she is... show more
From top-selling author Maureen Johnson comes a fresh, funny novel about a girl, her hotel, and an unforgettable summer.Scarlett is the third of four children in the Martin family. The Martins live in and manage a shabby hotel in NYC that dates back to the 1920s. When Scarlett turns 15, she is put in charge of one of the hotel's 27 rooms- the Empire Suite. Into this room moves Mrs. Amberson, a failed 1970s starlet who has returned to New York to write her memoirs. Soon, Scarlett is taking dictation, running around town with Mrs. Amberson, and getting caught up in her Auntie Mame-meets-Bianca Jagger adventures.
Publish date: May 1st 2008
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
Series: Scarlett (#1)
Fun, fun, fun. A quirky family, and eccentric and scary rich hotel guest, first love, Hamlet, and a hot summer in NYC. Theater fans will love it because while Johnson doesn't try to explain how actors do their work, she does clearly understand that it is work, and she has a respect for the hard work...
Wow... I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. It was actually pretty good. This is my first novel that I've read by Maureen Johnson and I am not disappointed in picking this book up. Mind you, there are some things that I found a bit annoying but that didn't deter me from finishing ...
I wasn't as pulled into this book as I was with 13 Little Blue Envelopes, nor does it have an easy "sell line" like the other does. Scarlett lives in an aging art deco hotel with her family. The hotel has been struggling for ages and her parents have been laying off staff to the point that each chil...
Enjoyable diversion. With theatre!
Honestly, I didn't really like this book. I just couldn't get into it.