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Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City. Her nineteen-year-old brother, Spencer, is an out of work actor facing a family deadline to get his career in order. Eighteen-year-old Lola has the delicate looks of a model, the practical nature of a nurse, and a wealthy society boyfriend. Eleven-year-old Marlene is the family terror with a tragic past.
When the Martins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For ScarlettAAA1/2s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesnAAA1/2t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who want to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
With Mrs. Amberson calling the shots, SpencerAAA1/2s career to save, LolaAAA1/2s love life to navigate around, and MarleneAAA1/2s prying eyes everywhere, things wonAAA1/2t be easy. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deception.
The show, as they say, must always go onAAA1/2
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small Art Deco hotel in the heart of New York City.When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn?t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet and world traveler.And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery and romantic missteps. But in the city where anything can happen, she just might be able to pull it off.?I can?t wait until my room at the Hopewell is ready.? ? Meg Cabot?This book is made of funny and whimsical deliciousness (really, lick a page and taste for yourself).? ? Libba Bray?I couldn?t put it down.? ? Michele Jaffe?I loved it ? ? E. Lockhart?An utterly winning, madcap Manhattan farce, crafted with a winking, urbane narrative and tight, wry dialogue.? ? ALA Booklist, starred review