Thursday, November 5

Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

Summary: High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class.

But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out - doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T - and to everyone's shock, she's a hit!
Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest -- and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize - Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare...

My Thoughts: We begin the story with Teresa Adams being a really shy girl. I could relate to her on so many levels. She just wanted to do what she could to stay away from being embarrased. The mean girl picked on her. She just wanted to go to school, not get noticed very much, and do what she was supposed too. Even her mom was on her case a lot. Her stepfather owns the radio station and she goes on the radio and starts to do a few segmants. She is truly herself on the radio. Nobody there to hold her back. Nobody there to make her feel shy. The main DJ sets up a contest for the winner of a music demo to win a date to prom with her. But of course she likes someone else, Gavin. She would much rather go to prom with him. Too bad he's already got plans with his brother that night. She may just be on her own for prom, hopefully she don't get stuck with a horrible "prom date."

I'm surprised this is Danielle Joseph's first novel. You could tell she is a very comfortable writer and she truly writes from the heart. I really enjoyed reading this book and I could definitely feel myself in the writing. I could relate to Tere. I could even relate to her crush on Gavin.

Overall: Wonderful story. Loved it! I, myself, as a teen listened to the radio all hours of night so I could totally see where Tere was coming from. If you have this book sitting in your TBR pile, don't wait any longer, go pick it up NOW and read it!

Cover: The cover is really pretty. I could see Tere looking like the girl. The cover does the book justice!

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Ellz said...

I've heard so much about this from the save Violet campaign. It sounds like a cute read. Thanks for the review.

Justine said...

This is definitely one of my favourite books, no doubt ;) I loved it sooo much! Your review is awesome <3

Sandy said...

I have yet to read this one but it DOES look amazing. I can't wait to read about Tere :)

Melissa said...

I have this one in my TBR. When I heard it was going out of print, I had to buy it.

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