Shelfari edited the description of Viola in the Spotlight Saturday, September 4, 2010.
“A sweet, character-driven story. Viola is very real, as are her feelings, hopes, desires, and dreams.” (School Library Journal ) “Sarah Dessen for middle school…Trigiani deftly shows that teenage girls can be independent, have positive self–images, and be happy.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) ) “Best-selling adult author Trigiani nicely captures boarding-school bonding, adolescent female insecurities, and current teen trends. Fun, breezy, and full of subtle life lessons.” (Booklist ) “This book reminds each of us that a fish out of water really can find a new pond! Read it to remind yourself that your friends really do teach you something new every day.” (Justine Magazine ) Praise for Viola in Reel Life: “A cold, snowy winter, a ghost mystery, kisses, cookies, roommates, a video diary, a film competition, and Viola’s crack-me-up-every time observations all make this an endearing coming of age story…exceptionally fun.” (Richie's Picks )