Also available in audiobook.
When the Martins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take over the care of one of the Hopewell’s rooms.
For Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn’t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. Where Mrs. Amberson goes, things tend to happen.
When Scarlett meets Eric, an impossibly gorgeous actor, her summer takes a second unexpected turn. Eric has just moved to New York, and is a fellow cast member in a production of Hamlet that may just save Spencer’s career . . . if it ever makes it to the stage. Scarlett’s unsteady relationship with Eric may be best thing that’s ever happened to her, or it may undo the most important relationship in her life.
Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, serious mishandling of unicycles, and theatrical deception. And every element and person in Scarlett’s life will converge in one night that will make or break them all . . .
The show, as they say, must always go on.
- ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2009
- New York Public Library “Stuff for the Teen Age 2009”
“Suite Scarlett is Maureen Johnson’s best and funniest book, which is saying something, because her previous books were very good and very funny. Every character in this novel is just so vividly real; Scarlett is that rare book that really feels all the way real and true.”
— John Green
“Utterly winning, madcap Manhattan farce, crafted with a winking, urbane narrative and tight, wry dialogue. Beneath the silvered surface, Johnson delivers a complex sibling relationship.”
— Booklist, starred review for Suite Scarlett