Monday, May 21, 2012

Wallflower in Bloom-Claire Cook

Wallflower in Bloom

Claire Cook

Touchstone, Jun 5 2012, $24.99

ISBN: 9781451672763

Deirdre Griffin is unhappy with her role of personal assistant to her superstar brother Tag. Her self-esteem is lower than Antarctic winter weather as her sole existence is for making life easier for Tag. When her boyfriend informs her he is marrying the mother of his baby, Deirdre is outraged as he always said no children. In Austin, Deirdre and Tag argue until she suddenly quits.

Fueled by her sibling’s expensive vodka, normally introverted Deirdre uses Tag’s humongous online social network to obtain a gig on Dancing with the Stars. Her goal is to regain her self-esteem without the help of her family by getting a life as Deirdre and not just a siblings’ sister or her parents’ daughter.

Wallflower in Bloom is a wonderful contemporary coming of age character study. Filled with pathos and humor, readers will root for Deirdre to win Dancing With The Stars, but more important we fans will want the introverted wallflower to get a life of her own in which others call Tag her brother.

Harriet Klausner

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