School’s in session.
Mrs. Amberson has moved just down the street and opened the Amy Amberson Agency (AAA, frequently called by stranded motorists). She’s taken Scarlett on as her official assistant. Marlene has had a personality transplant, Spencer accidentally becomes public enemy #1, and there is definitely something wrong with Lola. And Eric? Oh, he’s still around too.
Unfortunately, two new figures have entered Scarlett’s life: 15-year-old Broadway star Chelsea Biggs and her brother Max. What could possibly be more life-affirming and ego-boosting than to work with someone your own age who has a thriving stage career? Especially when said person has a brother who has nothing better to do than make you miserable every single day? Absolutely nothing. It’s a dream life.
The drama has spread over all of New York City. Gossip pages, boys standing in trashcans, an ill-fated cake, murder on the steps of the courthouse, flying doughnuts, violence in the Biology lab, Broadway politics, topiary abuse, a dog named Murray who tinkles when he sees hats.
- ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2009
- New York Public Library “Stuff for the Teen Age 2009”
“[A] hilarious follow-up to Suite Scarlett…uproariously funny.” – Kirkus Reviews
“The hijinks reach a new high. Johnson skillfully balances the camp with warm family drama.” – The Horn Book
“Johnson’s New York City is a magically wacky place where pretty much anything can-and does-happen.” – RT Book Review, 4 star review