Reader Reviewed Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

Scarlett Fever

Written by Maureen Johnson
Part of the Suite Scarlett Series

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Queen-of-Teens Maureen Johnson captures Scarlett’s hectic and fluctuating life in this third story about the goings on at Hopewell Hotel, Scarlett’s family hotel in Manhattan. Scarlett combines studying with working for the unpredictable Mrs Amberson and both bring constant upsets and surprises. Especially as she is also still thinking about Eric, her sot-of ex-boyfriend, while also trying to deal with Max, her new and most irritating lab partner. Life with Scarlett is never dull!

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Jenny Duffy, age 21 - 'How could I not love a book dedicated to ABBA? As in Suite Scarlett I enjoyed the mix of humour, drama and strong characters. Well worth a read!' Read full review >
  • Rose Heathcote, age 15 - 'A must chick flick read, packed with events this is a real page turner. You will need to read Suite Scarlett to fully understand what’s going on in this book. Can't wait for the next in the series.' Read full review >
  • Thora, age 12 - 'This book is incredibly engaging and I absolutely loved it! Scarlett Fever fast became one of my favourites.' Read full review >
  • Khadijah Ahmed, age 18 - 'funny, witty and thought-provoking...Maureen Johnson writes with natural fluidity and instinctively well-balanced dashes of description, moving the story along smoothly at just the right pace.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'If you liked Suite Scarlett you are sure to love Scarlett Fever! Get ready for more of that typical Martin craziness we all love.'  Read full review >
  • Phoebe Allan, age 14 - 'I did enjoy the plot of the story and loved ready Scarlett’s characteristics and quirks...Overall, I’d give it a thumbs up!' Read full review >
  • Delilah Acworth, age 15 - 'Suite Scarlett and Scarlett Fever were by far some of the most intoxicating books I have ever read...These books will blow you away.' Read full review >


Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

Quite a bit has changed for Scarlett Martin over the last month. Mrs Amberson has moved down the street and opened the Amy Amberson Agency (AAA, frequently called by stranded motorists), and she's taken on Scarlett as her official assistant. Marlene seems to have had a personality transplant (she's being nice, for once), Spencer has accidentally become public enemy number one (his character murdered another very popular one on a hit show), and there is definitely something wrong with Lola. And as for Scarlett's love life? Well ...the less said about that the better. That would be enough for anyone to deal with, but unfortunately two new figures are about to enter Scarlett's life: fifteen-year-old Broadway star Chelsea Biggs and her brother Max. Suddenly, drama appears to have spread over all of New York City. Gossip pages, boys standing in trashcans, an ill-fated cake, murder on the steps of a courthouse, flying doughnuts, topiary abuse, a dog named Murray who wees whenever he sees hats ...and then an event that will change the Martin family forever. One thing is for sure: there's never a dull moment at the Hopewell Hotel.

About the Author

Maureen Johnson

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a massive snowstorm. After a little dalliance with astronomy (she had a glow in the dark star chart) and archaeology (she had a little shovel), Maureen declared her intention to become a writer at the age of eight or nine or so.

Maureen has written several books for teens as well as contributing to various anthologies. In November 2009 Let It Snow (written in conjunction with John Green and Lauren Myracle) became a New York Times bestseller.

Maureen currently lives in New York, and was recently crowned the 2012 Queen of Teen in the UK.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 13


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3rd July 2014




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