Summary: 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....
Review: I absolutely LOVE books that somehow deal with music or those that love it, and this definitely had a huge dose of that element. I loved the fact that Tere found her voice through radio, as I've always wondered what it would be like to be a DJ.
Tere is a very shy girl, and I related to her in that shyness. I'm not as bad about certain things, but I know the fear of getting in front of the class and speaking or having to meet and talk to new people. It's tough sometimes, so it was great to connect with a new character on yet another personal level.
I would definitely recommend Shrinking Violet and I really can't wait to see what else Danielle Joseph has in store for us. One of the things that I would compain about is the predictability about some things in the story, but as it's a rather commen element in YA fiction, it's not something most people will mind.
Overall, Shrinking Violet was a fun, very fast read with a lot of realistic characters and funny moments...as well as some wonderful messages about being yourself and using your voice!
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