Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Scarlett Fever

 After a very odd and heartbreaking summer, it's time for Scarlett to go back to school.  But complications arise with Mrs. Amberson's new client and her older brother Scarlett is assigned to watch.  Adding to that is Spencer's new job and Lola's personal life, all of which is stressing Scarlett out.
New start or not, there was a line to be drawn, and that line was singing musicals to yourself as serious psychological motivation.  p. 13
While this was a thoroughly enjoyable and very Maureen Johnson book, let me say upfront that I don't care for either Max or Eric and I hope that Scarlett doesn't end up with either.  Much like the love triangle from The Hunger Games is unnecessary so is the one set up for Scarlett.  Maybe that is just me, but I don't like either one of the boys and Scarlett has no real reason to either.  But then she's a teenager.  Crazy things happen when you are a teenager.

Beyond that, I liked this sequel to Suite Scarlett.  It was sweet and funny and I always like the family dynamic among the Martins.  They are a great, very real family.  Spencer is, of course, my favorite sibling of Scarlett's.  He is just so awesome and he and Scarlett are a great team.  I was glad there was less Marlene and more Lola though.  And there was just the right amount of Mrs. Amberson.  She still reminds me of Auntie Mame though.

I'm not entirely sure of where the storyline of this series is going.  The first one dealt with Scarlett meeting Eric and Hamlet and all.  Scarlett Fever had more to do with Scarlett at school and working with Mrs. Amberson and moving the characters around.  But I have no idea where any of this is going.  Hopefully somewhere interesting.

Hogwarts: Muggle Studies


  1. I doubt I'll read this one since I didn't like the first one. :/

  2. @Amanda - Yeah if you didn't like the first one, then this one is more of the same.

  3. Sorry you didn't like the book. Interesting cover tho. I understand there's a story behind it.

    Book Dilettante

  4. I liked the first one, so this one is for sure going to rent at the library. I love Spencer too, he's a great brother!

  5. Harvee - I liked it, just didn't love it.

    Nina - Gotta love Spencer.

  6. Well, at least it wasn't a total failure. Sometimes we can be so disappointed in sequels. You didn't love it, but at least you didn't want to throw it across the room right?

    By the way, I really enjoy your review style.

  7. I'm with you on this one! I do love Spencer. And the donut-pelting and cake-wrecking were hilarious. But I'm having none of Eric and while I could see maybe a spark of hope in Max (and at least he's not Eric), I hope she finds someone else, too. I don't know where the series is going, either. As long as there's more Spencer, though, I'll probably keep reading them.


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