Kissing in Italian

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Travel, romance, intrigue, and fun, set against the backdrop of the glorious Italian countryside are what you’ll find in this companion to Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson, author of Kiss Me Kill Me.

It’s been a terrific summer in Italy so far. Violet’s summer studies program is interesting, she’s made new friends, and the shopping is amazing. And now her lighthearted romance with handsome aristocrat Luca di Vesperi has developed into something deeper. For the first time ...

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Overview

Travel, romance, intrigue, and fun, set against the backdrop of the glorious Italian countryside are what you’ll find in this companion to Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson, author of Kiss Me Kill Me.

It’s been a terrific summer in Italy so far. Violet’s summer studies program is interesting, she’s made new friends, and the shopping is amazing. And now her lighthearted romance with handsome aristocrat Luca di Vesperi has developed into something deeper. For the first time in her life, she understands the true meaning of the word amore. Luca feels the same about her. But there are certain rumors circulating that, if proven to be true, will mean they can never be together. What they need are answers—but are they prepared for the truth?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Bonita Herold
A visit to a London museum leads Violet Routledge to the most exciting trip imaginable—a summer study program in Italy! She has to find out why she looks so much like the eighteenth century portrait of an Italian girl but nothing like her parents. On her quest for the truth, she meets Luca—handsome, irresistible Luca. What starts as a mild flirtation turns into something far stronger. When she discovers that he may well be her half-brother, as he is the son of the family that lives in the castle where the portrait was painted, Violet realizes that she must avoid Luca at all costs. Can her new friends help her? They have got problems of their own. Will her beloved mother and father tell her the truth of her heritage? They seem to be avoiding her. But Violet is not the only one having trouble enjoying Italy to the max; one calamity after another strikes the lives of each one of her friends. Despite a predictable outcome, teenage girls will devour this action-packed, suspense-filled romance. Reviewer: Bonita Herold; Ages 12 up.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-24
The story continues in slow, meandering fashion for Violet, the heroine of Flirting in Italian (2012). Determined to forget Luca, the Italian boy who might be her half brother, Violet resolves to discover if she is adopted. While waiting weeks for that answer, there's a surfeit of issues to keep Violet occupied. Among her fellow students on a summer study course in Italy, Kelly struggles with her perceived outsider status, Kendra starts a romance with their art teacher, and Paige flirts and shops. But when Kelly tells Catia, their guide, about Kendra's romance with Luigi, it damages the relationships among the four girls. This development is nothing more than filler—the real heart of the novel is Violet's forbidden romance with the remote, one-dimensional Luca. Violet seeks solace in her artwork and waits for her mother to tell her the truth. But when Violet's parents tell her what she has long suspected, it turns out that's not the end of the secrets, as Violet and readers learn in a credulity-straining twist. Violet's character is fairly well-drawn, and the other girls are relatively interesting, although Kelly's sad-sack persona quickly grates on the reader. Unfortunately the plot moves as slowly as an Italian summer afternoon, leaving one to wonder at the lack of urgency in a novel billed as suspenseful. (Mystery/romance. 14 & up)
School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—Violet continues the journey she began in Flirting in Italian (Delacorte, 2012), hoping to discover why she looks nothing like either of her parents and exactly like the portrait of an 18th-century Italian noblewoman. In search of this information, Violet is spending the summer with three other teenage girls, theoretically learning about Italian culture and language but, in fact, learning more about Italian boys. A romantic development between the main character and Luca began in the first book, causing some confusion in this sequel, because "something" happened to thwart the course of their true love. After a great deal of teen angst and backbiting, as well as subplots that come out of nowhere, Violet discovers her ancestry, and love ultimately triumphs. Adult figures are flat, and the portrayal of the teen characters is stereotypical—particularly the Italian boys. The sequel doesn't really stand on its own, but girls who enjoyed the thrilling excitement of the first novel will doubtless want to know the outcome of the romance. The ending hints at the possibility of further drama.—Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385741378
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 583,604
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

LAUREN HENDERSON is the author of Flirting in Italian and Kissing in Italian, the Scarlett Wakefield series, and several acclaimed “tart noir” mystery novels for adults, as well as the witty romance handbook, Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating. Lauren was born and raised in London, where she lives with her husband.

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