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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adriana Trigiani Narrator: Emily Eiden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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I'm marooned.

Abandoned.

Left to rot in boarding school . . .

Viola doesn't want to go to boarding school, but somehow she ends up at an all-girls school in South Bend, Indiana, far, far away from her home in Brooklyn, New York. Now Viola is stuck for a whole year in the sherbet-colored sweater capital of the world.

Ick.

There's no way Viola's going to survive the year—especially since she has to replace her best friend Andrew with three new roommates who, disturbingly, actually seem to like it there. She resorts to viewing the world (and hiding) behind the lens of her video camera.

Boarding school, though, and her roommates and even the Midwest are nothing like she thought they would be, and soon Viola realizes she may be in for the most incredible year of her life.

But first she has to put the camera down and let the world in.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Trigiani (Big Stone Gap) takes the familiar boarding school milieu and gives it some welcome nuance and a refreshingly grounded feel in her debut YA work. [She] offers a realistic look at the ever–shifting bonds of friendship and the adjustment to one’s first taste of life away from home.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bestselling adult author Trigiani nicely captures boarding-school bonding, adolescent female insecurities, and current teen trends. Fun, breezy, and full of subtle life lessons, this is a good follow-up or prequel to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.”

    Booklist

  • “Sarah Dessen for middle school…Trigiani deftly shows that teenage girls can be independent, have positive self-images, and be happy.”

    VOYA

  • “A sweet, character-driven story. Viola is very real, as are her feelings, hopes, desires, and dreams.”

    School Library Journal

  • An Autumn 2009 Selection for the Kid's Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynne Fishel | 1/10/2014

    " I have enjoyed all the books I've read by Adriana Trigiani. This digs again into her Italian heritage. A great light-read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ilonita50 | 1/9/2014

    " The main character seemed true and her characteristics suit her perfect..even she was repenting herself that only and only Brooklyn, NY is the best palce on the world, thats absolutely fine, and she was acting as her age girls do:) beside she is the only kid in the family and that influene her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sydney | 1/5/2014

    " I thought this book was very charming! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catherine | 12/6/2013

    " I adore Adriana Trigiani's books and her writing. This was a young adult fiction book. I found it interesting, but not enough to really make me want to keep reading the series (although I probably will bc once I start, I feel bad stopping). "

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