Synopses & Reviews
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. But her best friend, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. Although Viola gets an internship on a Broadway show, nothing else is going as planned. When her roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, Viola starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? And 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.
“Best-selling adult author Trigiani nicely captures boarding-school bonding, adolescent female insecurities, and current teen trends. Fun, breezy, and full of subtle life lessons.” Booklist
Praise for Viola in Reel Life: “A cold, snowy winter, a ghost mystery, kisses, cookies, roommates, a video diary, a film competition, and Violas crack-me-up-every time observations all make this an endearing coming of age story…exceptionally fun.” Richie's Picks
“A sweet, character-driven story. Viola is very real, as are her feelings, hopes, desires, and dreams.” School Library Journal
“This book reminds each of us that a fish out of water really can find a new pond! Read it to remind yourself that your friends really do teach you something new every day.” Justine Magazine
“An equally enjoyable follow-up to Viola in Reel Life.” Booklist
“Had us hooked on page one.” Seventeen.com
“Sarah Dessen for middle school…Trigiani deftly shows that teenage girls can be independent, have positive selfimages, and be happy.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
About the Author
Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table. Trigiani reaches new heights with All the Stars in the Heavens, an epic tale from the golden age of Hollywood. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown, to be released nationwide on October 9th, 2015. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.