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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 940L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (March 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385741375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385741378
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 8 Up—Violet continues the journey she began in Flirting in Italian (Delacorte, 2012), hoping to discover why she looks nothing like either of her parents and exactly like the portrait of an 18th-century Italian noblewoman. In search of this information, Violet is spending the summer with three other teenage girls, theoretically learning about Italian culture and language but, in fact, learning more about Italian boys. A romantic development between the main character and Luca began in the first book, causing some confusion in this sequel, because "something" happened to thwart the course of their true love. After a great deal of teen angst and backbiting, as well as subplots that come out of nowhere, Violet discovers her ancestry, and love ultimately triumphs. Adult figures are flat, and the portrayal of the teen characters is stereotypical—particularly the Italian boys. The sequel doesn't really stand on its own, but girls who enjoyed the thrilling excitement of the first novel will doubtless want to know the outcome of the romance. The ending hints at the possibility of further drama.—Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI

About the Author

LAUREN HENDERSON is the author of Flirting in Italian and Kissing in Italian, the Scarlett Wakefield series, and several acclaimed “tart noir” mystery novels for adults, as well as the witty romance handbook, Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating. Lauren was born and raised in London, where she lives with her husband.

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By princess bookie on April 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover
My Thoughts: I wasn't blown away by the first one but I enjoyed it so I was looking forward to reading this one!

We are back with Violet and her friends. They are still away from home and she is still trying to find out more about who she is and if she’s related to Luca, the boy she wants to be with.

Violet doesn’t really have anyone but her mother to turn to, so she does what she has to. She sends her mom a message asking for the truth.

While she’s waiting, she’s forced to go on with her life and try to enjoy things. I really enjoyed all the trips Violet went on. When she was swimming or just hanging out with her friends, there was always something magical going on. I felt like this one had a lot better descriptions of things so I felt like I was right there with her.

I also liked Luca a lot more in this one. I felt like I got to know him a little better and even though he wasn't around much, I enjoyed the scenes with him.

I raced right through this one and enjoyed it a bit more than the first one. Awesome contemporary!

And the ending, wow. I kind of saw it coming but it definitely spiced things up for me and I understood things better. For some reason, I didn’t even think how complicated things were really. I liked how it played out.

Overall: I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I liked Henderson’s way of describing things and I felt Violet grew a little as a person. I also liked her friends once again. And I liked both Evan and Luca. I also liked the little side plots as well. A lot going on but a good story!

Cover: Like it! The covers are what drew me into these books. I think the covers are adorable and this one is just as cute as the first!

What I'd Give It: 4/5 Cupcakes
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By Katie on March 30, 2014
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It's a truly beautiful book, so worth it, I'll be clear this is the second book of Henderson I read and for me she became one of my favourites authors.
The way the story takes place is great developed, I even cried, if you read Flirting in Italian deffo you will love this one, can't wait for the third book.
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