By: Lauren Henderson
Pub. Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!
See, Violet finds out that she is the exact replica of this girl in a painting from the 1700's. Violet decides to go to
investigate and to figure out who she really is. She joins a summer program
where she will be able to learn about the family she might come from and also
to learn Italian.
One thing I did enjoy was the history of who Violet really was. But as I said, the author makes you buy the second book to find out the mystery. I didn't connect to the characters, in fact, I couldn't stand Luca, the boy Violet had a crush on (and who might be a distant cousin of hers!?!). Luca annoyed me. One minute he was sweet, the next he was being a jerk. The entire book was Violet trying to figure out her feelings for him.
I did enjoyed the setting. I think
did a good job describing Italy,
and I felt like I was there. I wish I was! I thought it was very brave that
Violet decided to go on this journey to find out where she came from. I wish I
had the balls to do something like that!
I do think a lot of people will enjoy Flirting in Italian, but it just wasn't for me.