Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Violet in Private by Melissa Walker

Violet’s back, but this time she really isn’t going back to the modeling world, or so she says. It’s time for her to be a normal college girl and head off for her first semester at Vassar. Even though college is supposed to be the time of a girl’s life, especially a fresh-faced model who’s been in many international Fashion Weeks, Violet is super worried that she just won’t cut it. She thinks she will resort back to her old self, the wall hugging, bland girl who just isn’t noticed.

It’s hard to resort to her old self though when her phone is constantly ringing off the hook with calls from Angela, Violet’s agent. Violet is still in high demand back in the city, but she’s not sure she wants it. Yes, it’s only a two hour train ride into the city, but Violet knows deep down that this is really not what she wants. She would much rather take up the internship at Teen Fashionista that she was offered. Her new best friend Kurt thinks that she should stick with modeling, but Roger is all for Violet leaving the runway for ever .

The thing is though things have been different between Violet and Roger ever since they kissed in Spain. Now Violet finally realizes her feelings for Roger, but he has a cute new girlfriend, who just happens to be Violet’s advisor at Teen Fashionista. Through it all Violet deals with college life, learning to embrace her body, and most importantly finding herself.

Is it even possible for these books to get any better? Well Violet in Private, completely showed me that it is possible as this is definitely my favorite Violet book, even though they are all AMAZING!!!

I feel like I have a new best friend in Violet, who is one of the best characters ever created. She is extremely real. While she might be a model she still has those everyday insecurities that we all face. She worries about gaining a few pounds and she’s worried that people won’t accept her. I know I can relate to this all to well and I feel really connected to Violet since she was able to overcome these obstacles in her life. Violet is an awesome role model not just for the girls in the book, but for girls everywhere. She promotes loving your body for what it is and to not let others dictate what is the “perfect body.” Not only is Violet real, but she is incredibly likeable. I mean she’s helplessly in love with her best friend, she’s nice to everyone (even if she doesn’t like them!) and is very witty. Now that I’ve raved a ton about Violet, I have to talk about Kurt. Kurt is by far the funniest character I have ever come across in a book! The comments that he made were so funny that I giggled every time his name came up. Not only is he hilarious, but he has such a huge heart that I could feel his love across all those pages! I only wish I had a friend just like Kurt.

Now I can’t not mention the author’s style. Her words elegantly flow off the page creating a world so real that I felt I could just step right in. She puts such emotion into her writing that I know what the characters are feeling and don’t have to guess. I also love how Melissa makes the fashion world fun. I mean I am certainly not fashion savvy, but I felt like I knew what was going on and I could really picture what was happening instead of flailing around in the dark.

This is a wonderful series that I urge you all to read if you haven’t already. I think teens of all ages would thoroughly love this book and take a lot away from it. As I’m sure you can tell I loved this book and plan to read it over and over and over again!

Now I am desperately hoping for more Violet books, but right now it’s in the hands of the publisher if there are going to be more so PLEASE support Violet and her fabulous friends!!


Lenore Appelhans said...

I heart Violet Greenfield!

Even though she does do some really frustrating things sometimes - don't we all?

Anonymous said...

Loved this book and series- Melissa Walker is awesome!! :)

dd said...

Aw, wow- I can't imagine anything topping the first two! It must be super, fantabulously out-of-this-world good! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for another fantastic review! =D

~Lucy D =)

Em said...

I ordered my copy and it should arrive tomorrow or the next day. I can't wait to get started. I really enjoyed the first two books!


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