Violet In Private

Violet In Private

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by Melissa Walker
     
 

The return of Violet, the not-so- confident model?

Violet Greenfield knows she's supposed to be a super-confident nineteen-year-old because she's done runway shows in New York and internationally. But now that she's finally headed to college, she's afraid she'll turn back into that girl who blended into the walls in high school. Vassar is just two hours

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Overview

The return of Violet, the not-so- confident model?

Violet Greenfield knows she's supposed to be a super-confident nineteen-year-old because she's done runway shows in New York and internationally. But now that she's finally headed to college, she's afraid she'll turn back into that girl who blended into the walls in high school. Vassar is just two hours away from New York City—her friends in fashion think she's crazy to stop modeling now. And her old friend Roger is there...but things have been weird ever since they kissed. The real question is if she's not going to be 'Violet on the Runway' anymore...who is she?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425221822
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Series:
Violet Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Melissa Walker is a writer who has worked as ELLEgirl’s features editor and Seventeen Prom’s editor. All in the name of journalism, she once spent twenty-four hours surrounded by male models and even attended an elite finishing school for girls in New Zealand—among other hardships.

She recently fulfilled a lifelong dream when she appeared as a talking-head “expert” on VH1’s The Fabulous Life of: Celebrity Kids.

Melissa lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has a BA in English from Vassar College. She would tell you her SAT scores, too, but, you know, the math part was hard.

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Violet in Private 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Violet starts college and must deal with the pressures of two worlds. She has no trouble fitting in with her new suite mates. But she does have trouble saying no to the modeling world. With her current obligations, she can't say no forever. When she does go back, she takes a job as an intern for a fashion magazine and get yet another glimpse into the fashion world. Living her normal life, Violet also starts eating normally again. Soon, she's looking healthier. Now that she's finding herself and her confidence, she's able to put her life in perspective. Violet chats with girls in a school who ask her some tough questions, but she handles them with truth. This just makes her all the more confident. Violet realizes that she's not just a model, but also a role model. And it's time for her to take a stand for what she believes in. The Violet series ends here (at least for the moment, I'm hoping that more books will be coming soon). We've seen Violet transform as she hooks both her fans and readers alike. It's a great series that shows girls (especially us wallflower girls) that things do happen and you need to take your life and live it as best as you can.
ninapanda More than 1 year ago
I liked this last book to her series. I love the new friends she meets in colledge and though i didnt really like her desision in the end i still think its a great read and a great series! :)
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
This was such an unexpected good read for me. A friend gave me this book and now I want to get the other books in the series so much!! Violet Greenfield is the best role model for a girl. She is a model, but very much unwilling, and pushes against the pressures of the industry to practically starve herself to stay "stick-thin". The rewarding thing is to see her still walk the runway as the closer in a show(even if she gained ten pounds). What I liked about Violet was she was very believable. She made me feel good about who I was, and it made you feel good about standing up for what you believe in. I think the romance that she struggles with in Roger is very touching. Especially as she deals with crushes on boys at her college and struggles with how to resolve her feelings with him.
katiesbookblog More than 1 year ago
Violet is back and she is not modeling full-time this time. Violet has finally decided that maybe modeling isn't what she wants to be doing. She finally starts at Vassar and she actually feels like maybe this is where she belongs but then things get crazy again. Once her Mirabella Prince ad campaign comes out Violet is back in the spotlight, even at Vassar. Nobody believes that she can possibly have weight issues because she is so tiny but nobody else knows what it is like in the modeling world. To offset the publicity she is getting from the campaign, Violet decides to do a story for Teen Fashionista about the real Violet Greenfield. The only problem is, that means spending more time with Chloe, Roger's girlfriend. Violet still doesn't know what to think about Roger after the kiss they shared in Barcelona and finding out that he was in love with her for basically their whole lives. Will Violet be able to find her true self off the runway? Will she finally be able to settle things once and for all with Roger? Violet In Private is the followup book to both Violet On The Runway and Violet By Design. I truly loved this book because Melissa Walker did a great job incorporating real feelings of every teenage girl into Violet. This is the last book in the Violet series that is out now but I don't know if Melissa Walker plans to write anymore. I would love to see a fourth Violet book sometime in the future, though.
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Dont read the long reveiws. They give the whole book or a good chunck of it away. This is the last book in the seris too
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I give props to Melissa Walker.When i started reading violet on the runway i was amazed at first i thought the book would of sucked but i couldnt stop reading it time passed and i read violet by design know im begging my mom to take me to barnes and nobles to get violet in private i cant wait much longer theses books are addivticg violet likes roger roger likes clair but roger used to like violet watz next??????
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i got the first book it couldnt put it down. it was one of the best reads. since i am a teenager nd into fashion i understood every thing so well. the sencond book i just picked up so lets see how it is
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up Violet on the Runway, I thought it would be another useless novel in which all the girls say is 'Like, ehmagod!' and act like spoiled brats. However, I was proved wrong. Melissa Walker is an excellent author and her books have so much more meaning to it. Violet is such a sweet, intelligent character you can't help but cheer her on as she steps out of her shell and into the fashion world. Melissa shows us the other side of the runway, the side with catty competitors, scorning designers, and anorexic models. I loved both Violet on the Runway as well as Violet by Design, and I cannot wait for the third novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book..its the perfect book series.It's well put together and I cant wait for the fourth book to come out-i hope there is one-because Roger n V are ment for eachother and I cant wait to see what else V is gonna get into. =] loving it!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I have been putting off writing this review for several weeks. Not because I didn't enjoy the book. I did. I really enjoyed reading it. I would eagerly start each chapter wondering what was going to happen next. The characters felt real. The situations the title character, Violet, found herself in, the self-doubt she experienced, her relationships with
friends - it all felt remarkably authentic and, better yet, entertaining.

Yet, I hesitated. Violet is a real girl, with real insecurities. She struggles to fit in and to find herself, to find the voice she needs to confidently move through life. In previous volumes, Violet became a model only to find that the glamorous life of a model was not nearly as glamorous as she thought it would be. She left modeling and enrolled in college. That's where this book begins, with Violet's freshman year at Vassar. The insecurity that she felt trying to fit in to the modeling world has been replaced with insecurity trying to fit in at college.

All of this insecurity sounds tiring, but in reality, it's very true to what teenage girls face when they transition from girl to young adult. Where I hesitated was with the blas¿ way that alcohol is used by Violet and her friends. All of these college freshmen are underage. Yet at party after party Violet will walk over to the keg to pour herself a beer, or the boy she is dating will have one too many. The use of alcohol as a party-time staple is woven into the plot so well that the book makes it seem as though underage drinking is a natural part of the college experience.

When Violet finally bares her soul to a good friend, she finds the courage to do so only when under the influence. She and the friend go out and share memories over a few beers. They are served in a Manhatten bar where the bartender doesn't even blink.

It's tough for me to reconcile this while at the same time reading news stories in today's papers about how underage drinking on college campuses has gotten out of hand. Walker wrote a really good story. Even though it's the third book in a series, without having read the first two I could jump in and enjoy this one. There is just enough background on established characters to fill in a new reader without making the first third of the book feel like a recap. There are some great secondary characters. Violet's experiences finding herself, making friends, learning how to stand up for herself - this is all very good stuff. I just hope that the girls who read it and relate to Violet don't also absorb the not-so-subtle message that alcohol is an undeniable part of the college experience.