Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Reading level: Ages 12 and up

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2012)

Source: Netgalley

ISBN-10: 0385741359

ISBN-13: 978-0385741354

Goodreads Summary: 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!

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My View: A book with THAT cover and ITALIAN in the title was bound to catch my attention and land up on my TBR. Thanks to Netgalley, it did just that.

You know I love Italy, right? So a book set there has to be extraordinary, right? Well, wrong. I wished the book was more.

It started off nicely. The cute friendship and then a bit of rivalry and then some guy attraction. Wait, doesn’t that happen in every book? Oh yeah! So the book is a bit week on the plot. And for a series, it’s pretty slow going.

What else? Umm, the whole teenagers thing has been either taken to a higher level (as in too high) or the teens today are stupid like this (Are they? You tell me.)

So well, despite being cute in the beginning, the book went downhill from there on.

Not sure if I will pick up the next in the series.

3/5 stars – I liked it (at least the beginning part)

About the Author

LAUREN HENDERSON is the author of the young adult Scarlett Wakefield series published by Delacorte Press. She is also the author of several acclaimed “tart noir” mystery novels for adults, as well as the witty romance handbook Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating, which has been optioned for film development by producer Kiwi Smith. She was born and raised in London, where she lives with her husband. Visit her online at LaurenHenderson.net or myspace.com/msLaurenHenderson.
I got an ARC of the book from Netgalley for an honest opinion.
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