Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

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From top-selling author Maureen Johnson comes a fresh, funny novel about a girl, her hotel, and an unforgettable summer - now in paperback!

Her new summer job comes with baggage

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 four 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 Deco hotel. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest called Mrs. Amberson.

About Maureen Johnson

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Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1973. She received an undergraduate degree in writing from the University of Delaware and a MFA in writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. After college and before graduate school, she was the literary manager of a Philadelphia theater company. Her first book, The Key to the Golden Firebird, was published in 2004. Her other works include 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Devilish, Suite Scarlett, The Last Little Blue Envelope, and the Shades of London series.
Published December 15, 2009 by Point. 380 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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On her 15th birthday, Scarlett Martin receives the key to one of the shabby-but-elegant suites in her eccentric family's aging Manhattan hotel.

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Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes ) packs her latest with all the elements of a winning novel—a dramatic setting, offbeat characters, witty dialogue—b

May 12 2008 | Read Full Review of Suite Scarlett


Mrs. Amberson, the mysterious guest who arrives to stay the entire summer is assigned to Scarlett’s designated suite so they immediately form an interesting relationship that leads to an adventurous summer, one that Scarlett did not expect, but will not regret.

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Suite Scarlett is on the YALSA 2009 Best Books for Young Adults list.

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She becomes the assistant to one of the hotel's only guests, a rich, eccentric woman who on a whim decides to finance a production of Hamlet, in which Scarlett's brother plays a part.

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