Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Violet in Bloom - Lauren Myracle

Violet in Bloom by Lauren Myracle
This is the second book in the Luv YA Bunches series. Its just as good as book one. Actually, a little more so since we've already been introduced to the four girls and soon to be best friends;Violet, Katie-Rose, Camilla and Yasaman.

The four friends are in the sixth grade and have their own website LuvYA thanks to Yasaman. They meet for group chats and write personal blog entries. Violet, Katie-Rose and Camilla get behind Yasaman quest to get the school to serve healthier snacks.

This is the first time Katie-Rose has had a group of friends and she is a little insecure. Katie-Rose worries that Natalia, is trying to come between her and Yasaman. Camilla (Milla) can't stop thinking about an accident that happened before school. Violet sticks up for Cyril a quiet boy on the playground. Now Violet is worried Cyril is writing about her private life in his journal.

Myracle beatutifully developed all of the characters and their storylines equally. Anyone who reads this series will have a favorite flower girl. The author has managed to make this serious and funny at the same time. For me, Camilla, Katie-Rose, Violet and Yasman with right up therie was the four girls from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Brashares. Do start with book one, Luv YA Bunches which is out in paperback. Ages 10 up


evelyn.n.alfred said...

I'm off topic but...what did you think about Isabel Allende's(sp?) new book?

Doret said...

Evelyn - Starting it tomorrow but my co-worker loved it and we have similar taste in fiction