shrinking-violetBook Title: Shrinking Violet
Author: Danielle Joseph
Number of Pages: 292
Publisher: MTV (May 5, 2009)

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 think Shrinking Violet is the book I’ve talked the most about lately!(: I started reading this book right when I tore open the package and finished it two days later.

I love MTV books; I can actually relate to the characters in those books. To me, that’s kinda surprising since I don’t really watch much of MTV and don’t care for it honestly. I can really relate to Tere Adams on being shy! I am not as shy is she is though. And her love of music is something I do love too! I love alternative rock music! (listening to pandora right now)

Tere is painfully shy, and she can barely put together the words of a sentence out loud. But in the solstice of her room, she fake broadcasts along with the station SLAM 92.7. Her step-father owns that radio station, and one day brings home a problem of a DJ quitting. Tere volunteers to do it since she truly wants to become a DJ. Behind the mike as Sweet T, she is a whole new person blooming up to the surface becoming confident and feeling good about herself.

A cute fun read! I do have to say that I did figure out most of the book, but it’s still a great book. The meaning behind Shrinking Violet puzzled me, but it is one of the made up band names. (I looked it up, and there is an actual band with that name) And the band name has a true meaning behind it. The writing is simple, but carries enough of the tone to fulfill the reader in the end.

I could keep going on and on about Shrinking Violet, but I won’t and save it for yourselves to read this enchanting, true book which is easy to devour while listening to music.

Listening To: You Found Me by The Fray
Mood: read this book!