Suite Scarlett (Scarlett #1)
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City, and Scarlett lives there with her three siblings - Spencer, Lola, and Marlene.
When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art De...more
The gifts Scarlett receives from her family are meant to give us indicators of their personality or, if they are lacking a personality, their finan...more
This book was cute and I in no way mean that condescendingly. If I was in high school this series may have been my favorite and I would pass it around to friends, do I know any teens of the right age now? Scarlett is the least annoying 15 year old I've ever read in a book, that I can remember. She was real, I would've been friends with her or maybe I would've been her. Her emotions, thoughts, worries, etc. were realistic and not just her, her 3 siblings were very real too. There's a romance i...more
I loved Scarlett's relationship with her family, especially the tight bond with her older brother, Spencer. The characters and re...more
Y’all, I think there’s something inherently wrong with me, because I had never, ever read a page upon which MJ bestowed her glorious talent prior to this made of awesome 300+-page collection of MJ scribe.
As I have said many, many, many times before here and everywhere else where I am present and books are discussed (or I turn the conversation over to books), there’s no better way to enamor me than a great, well written and developed cast of charac...more
I've heard a lot about Maureen Johnson from YA contemporary circles, but somehow, I never really got around to getting her books. This almost feels like a sin for someone who loves contemporary YA as much as I do. So at the back of my mind, I have this little to-buy list that includes one of Maureen Johnson's books in case I wanted to splurge on something, but winning a giveaway during Armchair BEA saved me from spending and instead, I got an audiobook of Suite Sca...more
Unfortunately Scarlett is the least interesting character in this book. Her family owns an old hotel in New York City and the best parts of the book come from her interactions with Mrs. Amberson, the hotel's eccentric guest, and Scarlett's siblings.
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson deals with what happens to Scarlett Martin on her fifteenth birthday, when as family tradition dictates, she gets a key to a suite in the family hotel and must take care of the suite and whomever stays in the suite.
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Part of what I enjoyed about my reading of Suite Scarlett is that it explored multiple traditions in modern literature. It might be marketed as a "girl book", and it probably is one,...more
A more precise SETTING : The Hopewell hotel on the Upper East Side. Family-run, the art deco hotel personified Jazz Age New York glamour. Sadly, all it personifies today is a pitiable lack of funds and staff.
HEROINE : Just turned fifteen Scarlett Martin. Scarlett is a fairly grounded teenager who helps her family keep the Hopewell in working condition. She has a closet dream of being a writer and a more urgent dream of not being flat broke. Scarlett has also been given the resp...more
I shouldn't have worried because Suite Scarlett was a delight. I love the Martin family (in some ways the...more
Before reading Suite Scarlett I knew it was a book about a girl who lives in a hotel and that she had a cool brother called Spencer. This kind of made me think of the television programme The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. After reading Suite Scarlett I can now say that no, this is not like The Suite Life of Zack an...more
Scarlett Martin is one of the four Martin siblings who live with their family in the once-extravagant Hopewell Hotel. At age fifteen, each acquires a room to take care of. It just so happens on Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, a permanent guest takes up residence in the Empire Suite she is to care for....more
First of all, Spencer is great in that he's the male focus of this novel, being the big brother rather than the love interest. He's funny, he's charming, he's flawed. Like 13 Little Blue Envel...more
Summer vacation has just started, and it's Scarlett's fifteenth birthday. She is the third of...more
But Maureen Johnson has this way of writing that keeps you delightfully entertained the whole way through. The Characters are well developed, except for the main character, and fun.
I'm not a book reviewer so I'm not going to enter the wonderful world of summaries but I wil...more
The deepest relationship is between the protagonist and her brother, not with the love interest. There was barely any quality time between Scarlett and Eric befo...more
Many of the adventures Maureen's characters face in her books are based on real-life stories. Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Han...more