OK…..I have an admission to make. A long time ago in grade four, my bestest friend read all the important literature necessary to being a girl in grade four. She read books written by Judy Blume and V.C. Andrews, books that were outlawed in my existence like the secret scrolls of the Gnostics. So now, though I am a full fledged adult with a youngling of my own, I love to indulge my inner teenager with stories about teenage angst, first love, rites of passage, defeating the mean girls, going against the popular high school status quo, and of course, the under dog coming out on top.
Just the other day on my travels, I came across a new book titled Shrinking Violet written by Danielle Joseph. This is definitely a Cinderella story with a rockin’ spin. It’s a book about an excruciatingly shy high school senior named Teresa Adams, aka Tere, who winds up indulging her cooler DJ alter ego Sweet T at her stepfather’s radio station The Slam, and ends up becoming a hit sensation with the listeners. Even Gavin, the only boy she dares talk to at school, is enamored of this new DJ at The Slam. Now instead of rockin’ out with her iPod in the privacy of her own room, she’s jammin’ on the airwaves, and believe it or not, her DJ identity is a mystery! Yet the privacy of her DJ sanctum is soon to be disrupted when The Slam holds a songwriting contest, and the grand prize is a date with her at the prom! Will it be her worst nightmare come true, or will this shrinking violet finally bloom and seize the day?
Well, I may have missed my chance to attend Danielle Joseph’s book signing yesterday at B & N, but I won’t miss my chance to pick up a copy of this book that sounds most engaging and looks like it will be a very good read just in time for summer! I definitely recommend it as just the thing to indulge your inner alter ego and maybe even your inner teenager! And don’t forget to check out this author at http://www.daniellejoseph.com/