Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

"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..."

Overall: 5/5

I think one of the things I loved most about this book was how much I envied Tere. I would love to be so tuned into the music world. I mean, everyone likes music and it never goes out of style. It broadens your horizons and entertains you at the same time. Much like books.

And being a radio DJ? So. Awesome.

This was just a truly fun and enjoyable book that, while maybe not the deepest piece of literature you'll ever read, was just good. I loved it and can't wait for whatever Danielle Joseph has coming next (which, I just looked up, is a book called Indigo Blues that will probably make its way onto my Waiting on Wednesday post this week).

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Ending: 3/5
Cover: 4/5
Happy Factor: 5/5

This is Danielle Joseph's first book.


  1. I really liked this book too! Great review x

  2. Sounds like such a great book, awesome review!