Scarlett grew up in inter-city New York in a hotel run by her middle class family. She has an older sister who is dating a wealthy man from the close knit circle of New York’s businessmen, a young sister who has recently battled cancer, and an older brother trying to find work as a stunt actor on Broadway. On Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, her world takes a sudden twist. She is assigned a room of the hotel to take care of, and a woman shows up to occupy it for the entire summer. This new guest changes the entire family, and teaches them about Broadway, family, love, revenge, and caring about each other. Suite Scarlett is a book you won’t want to put down. Maureen Johnson lets you connect fully with the different characters, and has created the perfect summer read for any time of year.
I loved this book because I experienced so many emotions while reading it. I felt sorrow, anger, joy, and laughter. This book was a story of a girl who gets to see what life is like outside of her small hotel. I caught a glimpse of New York from an insider’s view, and I connected with every character of this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun read. In this book, you can experience so many stories in one.