Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. The first book in the Flirting in Italian series.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2012
List Price: $17.99
Review: What's better than flirting and Italy? Well, just put the two together and you get Flirting in Italian, the first book in a three book series by Lauren Henderson which is even more superior. Lauren Henderson has also written the Scarlett Wakefield series among several other books as well as Jane Austen's Guide to Dating which has been suggested to be made into a film. The second book in the series is going to be Kissing in Italian. The main characters are Violet, Kelly, Paige, Kendra, Elisa, Luca, and Catia.
Violet is just a normal girl from England seeking a mysterious relative from a museum picture, but suddenly that all changes as soon as she enters Italy. With Paige and Kendra getting a million hot Italian guys around them, Kelly is feeling insecure and asking Violet for help. Unexpectedly, Violet has the prince, Luca, hitting on her. When Violet is secretly poisoned from yew berries and gets very sick, she knows Elisa, Catia's daughter, probably has something to do with it. But, it could have been from kissing Luca. However, when Elisa is "being nice," and driving Violet to the Castello di Vesperi, she tells Violet the castle keeper, Maria, and Catia, her guide, are there waiting for her. With this information, she knows something is definitely wrong. Who knows what it is…? Do you? You've got to read the book to find out…
I really loved Lauren Henderson's Flirting in Italian! It was phenomenal! I would say that this book has a genre of mystery/romance. At times it creates suspense with romance at the same time. I suggest this novel for young adults who love mysteries but a little on the soft side with a hint of romance. One of the times it creates suspense is when it says "'But Kelly's right,' I think, wincing. 'From now on, maybe I should stay away from the Castello di Vesperi….'" Like I said, this mystery is awesome! I hope you love it just as much as I do! I can't wait for her to publish her next book in the series, Kissing in Italian!
Review written by Andrea (8th grade student).
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