Thursday, August 7, 2008

Review: Violet in Private

Violet in Private
Melissa Walker

Violet Greenfield’s back, but the question on everyone’s mind is “for how long”? Sure, she said she’s finished with modeling (except for that huge contract she landed) and going to college. And Violet’s worried that people will recognize her, or worse. . . that they won’t.

Of course, she really likes college and most of her classes. But when her ad comes out, she realizes that most people know who she is… and don’t like what she portrays in the ad. So Violet writes a piece for the campus newspaper. And it gets picked up by the Herald, she gets an offer that many would kill for: to be an intern at Teen Fashionista magazine.

But then, she’s Chloe’s responsibility. She has to deal with her when all she wants to do is be with Roger. Then, something happens that completely rearranges Violet and Roger’s friendship.

I’ve enjoyed all of Melissa Walker’s books in the Violet series. This one is no exception. When I picked up this book, it was like I hadn’t missed a single thing. The characters came back to me, and I was immediately absorbed into their story.

However, I do have one small criticism. It wasn’t enough for me to dislike the story (remember that, because I liked it a lot), but I didn’t really like how Violet and Roger’s relationship played out. When it got to a certain point, I kind of wanted to throw the book against the wall. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all. Still, it was a great book, and you should all immediately rush out and buy it!

Quote of the Day:

And our dreams, they are made out of real things
Like a shoebox of photographs with sepia-toned loving.
-- Jack Johnson, "Better Together"

Expect another post later today or tomorrow.


constantlywishing said...

Lol. I have to agree with you on the Violet/Roger relationship. At one point I let my frustration be known and I actually did toss the book down. Lol. But I guess it is just because I have been there, done that, and was just reliving my own frustrations through the book.

In the end, I loved the semi-open end. I loved that I could draw my own conclusions about the relationship.

Loved your review!

<3 Kate

ChickLit Teens said...

Great review! I'm definitley going to go out and buy it!

Book Chic said...

Great review!! I sorta agree on the Roger/Violet relationship, but I'm still happy with the way it ended because it's a hopeful ending, I think.

Anonymous said...

I haven't gotten to read VIP yet (so many hours at work!), but I'm sooo excited to read it. I hope that the Violet/Roger relationship doesn't frustrate me quite as much... oh, and I LOVE that quote.

Mrs. V said...

It sounds like these books portray a lot of fun careers/experiences: modeling, journalism, magazines....

Bunny B said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Breanna said...

Great review Megan. I can't wait until I have a chance to get my hands on a copy and read it. =)


Meredith said...

After all the reviews going on, I seriously need to get my hands on this book already!


Honey Cuddles said...

Wonderful review! I want to get this book now! ^_^

Anonymous said...

i wannna read this book too.
ur review was definately a persuasive one.

softindierocker said...

Another awesome review! But, oh no- I don't want things to be frustrating between Violet and Roger! Oh, and I love the quote by the way! I know this is really random but have you seen the Curious George movie? The Jack Johnson music suits it perfectly- and George is soooooooooo cute! =D

VioletLuverNC said...

I luv the Violet series!!! Melissa Walker is a genius when it comes 2 writing Violet books!!!

Josie said...

It is incredible how every single review I've read about this book is AMAZING! Melissa must be feeling pretty good! I know I would! I can't wait to read the book/s!


Carol said...

great review! I liked the hopeful ending.