Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Shrinking Violet - Danielle Joseph
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....
This book had a wonderful plot. The idea of a girl being really shy doing a radio show is really original, and the author also adds a little romance in the story to spice things up. I love the impact that music had on this book. Music is another one of my favorite things in the world, and when you mix books and music, if it's done right, I will love the book. And this book was done right.
The characters were really real and I really found myself relating to Tere. I think she's just one of those characters that you can relate to, even if you don't have that much in common. There was just once scene between two of the characters that I found myself finding very cheesy, but I don't want to tell you, because it would spoil something for you. xD But, overall, you will be reading until the end and not wanting to put the book down, cheering for Tere all the way until the very end.
I was very wowed by this book. The idea was original, the characters were well-written, and I could really relate to Tere, the main character. Danielle Joseph is a wonderful debut author on the YA scene, and I will definitely be checking out any other books she writes in the future.