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Monday, September 14, 2009

Shrinking Violet


Shrinking Violet
by Danielle Joseph


From goodreads.com:
High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T -- and to everyone's shock, she's a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest -- and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize -- Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare....

I could really relate to this book. I wasn't quite as shy as Tere was in this novel, but I certainly hated public speaking of any kind and would shake all the way through any speeches I had to present to a class of peers.

This novel was amazing, with realistic characters and a plot that could appeal to music lovers, shy girls and boys, or anyone in need of a decent realistic fiction novel.

5/5 Roses

This one is in for the comment contest. :)

43 comments:

  1. This sounds cute! I'm definitely putting on my TBR list.

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  2. This sounds good. I think most of us can relate to feeling shy in some situation or another. Great review!

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  3. I was always more of a loud mouth in school, but at the same time pretty shy when it came to people actually getting to know me. Odd, I know. I've been wanting to read this ones forever now. Glad you liked it!

    Amber

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  4. I don't think I heard about this one yet...sounds pretty good - and there it goes on the wishlist :) Books seem to fly there!

    Come visit me - I have an award for you - http://redhousebooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards.html

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  5. This sounds really cute! It's totally going on my to read list. Thanks!

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  6. Nice review. I order this book from amazon a couple of days ago and I cant wait till it comes.

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  7. This totally sounds like an exaggerated version of me in highschool! I could rock out in my bedroom with the best of them! Still can (hello RockBand!)

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  8. I have a copy of this book but it seems to have mysteriously disappeared from my reading pile. Someone in the house has poached it and held on to it for a while because it is that good!

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  9. The book sounds great! Good to know that is in the comment contest.

    Yep I hate public speaking too or talking with unknonw people.

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  10. Oh I totally loved this book too! I felt like I could relate to her, as well :) The plot actually felt like a fairytale!

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  11. Oh I loved this one. I read it when it was first released and it's one of the best MTV books that I have read. =]

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  12. This sounds really good! Thanks for the review.

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  13. Thanks for the review. I've been wanting to read this for awhile now.

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  14. This book sounds like an amazing read! I am looking forward to reading it! (It also sounds a lot like me in high school. LOL)

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  15. I am so loud with my friends but around strangers (guys especially!) I'm so shy. I've always wanted to be a DJ on the radio or just spinning the turntables at a party.
    This book sounds awesome and I really want to read it! Thanks for the review.

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  16. I really really wanna read this book.
    I absolutely the description of this book and your review is great!

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  17. I think I was like Tere in junior high and my freshman year of high school.

    I like that this book is realistic - it makes it so much easier to connect with the main character!

    Great review...

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  18. I think I've always been pretty far from shy, truth be told. But we all have our moments and situations where we can relate. This sounds really cute. Great review.
    :)

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  19. Sounds like a sweet book. Love the music theme.

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  20. I am really excited about this book! I can realate somewhat...I didn't like getting up in front of others. I was shy to an extent. No matter what....I would really like to read this! Thanks for the review!

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  21. Wow great review! I definitely need to get a copy of this one! (:

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  22. I think it sounds cute! Every story has to have a love interest and it sounds like Gavin's it.

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  23. This sounds interesting. I was painfully shy as a teen so I can relate to the main character.

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  24. I can definately relate to Tere as I was so shy in highschool and probably still am to some degree.

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  25. Sounds like a great book! I was a very quiet high schooler--not shy with my close friends, but most people didn't know the real me. I love this story idea, that Teresa finds her voice!

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  26. This sounds like a great book, I'd heard of it but never read the summary OR a review! It sounds like it deserves more recognition!

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  27. This sounds really good. I had heard of it before, but I had never read the description. There's tons of people, myself included, who could relate to this in some aspect. I'll definitely be getting this one.

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  28. This sounds like a cute book plus I was shy in high school so I can relate to her.

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  29. I think I can definitely relate to this book as well. I'm a bit shy, especially in school!

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  30. I really want to read this! I was very shy in school too. :P
    Thank you for this review!

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  31. Great review! This book sounds so good!

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  32. My friend bought Shrinking Violet! (and then I stole it from her so I could read it! lol) I can't wait to start it.. I can relate to being shy ;P Plus, the cover is so cute!

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  33. Sounds awesome, and the cover is very pretty, great review!!

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  34. This book sounds awesome! I would definitely relate to the main character.

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  35. This looks really good and the cover is wicked cute! I totally want to read it.

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  36. It sounds like a really great book! I have what I like to call first impression shyness. Sometimes, when I'm around a bunch of people I don't know, I get real shy but then it goes away. lol. Love the cover and great, concise review.

    ~Briana

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  37. This sounds like a really cute book! So glad you liked it. Thanks for the review.

    Marie

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  38. Sounds very Sarah Dessen-esque. Can't wait to read! Nice review. :)

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  39. Wow this book sounds really good. I so badly want to read a teenage book with out all this mystical stuff. Im excited to give this book a try :)

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  41. This book sounds amazing. After reading this I really want to read the book!

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