Viola in Reel Life
by Adriana Trigiani
This is Trigiani's first novel for young people. I enjoyed both the story and her writing. Viola, a Brooklyn born and raised teen, ends up in boarding school in the middle of nowhere Indiana for a year while her parents are out of the country. It is the story of Viola's coping and growing, both in her film-making and in her friendship-making. I would be curious to know what teens think of this novel. I thought the girls were a bit emotionally mature for high school freshmen but what do I know? I need some teens to read this book and tell me what they think.