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Translate My Heart

I am a twenty-something year old with a fondness for books, snail mail and summer dresses. I work in a bookshop and live in the pages of books.

Suite Scarlett

Suite Scarlett - Maureen Johnson Scarlett Martin is a ordinary teenager who lives in New York City except that her family owns a hotel in the heart of NYC. A decrepit rundown hotel called the Hopewell. Her older brother, Spencer, is a out of work actor. Lola, her older sister has a society boyfriend and a realistic nature. Marlene, the youngest of the Martin's was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago and is now in remission.When a Martin turns fifteen, he/she is given a suite to care for all on their own. Scarlett is given the Empire Suite and a quirky guest named Mrs. Amberson. The summer is filled with theatric mishaps, romantic twists and family drama.After reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes and Devilish, Maureen Johnson became one of those authors that I watch out for. Her works are witty and humorous and this one does not disappoint. One thing that I loved in Suite Scarlett is the characters. All of them have their faults and quirks not to mention that they are realistic characters that I would not mind meeting in real life and befriending. Overall, an engaging read and it turns out that there will be a sequel to this book.Also, I did like to mention that the girl on the cover looks exactly like the way Scarlett is described in the book.