Sunday, November 4, 2012

Six Weeks With Satan

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 6:44 PM

Six Weeks With Satan by woodstock1969
It should have been the best summer ever: a six week tour with my choir through six major cities in Europe. Sounds amazing, right? I thought so too, until I remembered who was going with me: Kurt Matthews, my obnoxious, infuriating nemesis. Oh joy.
Banner Credit: Melissa

Amy Thinks: There's something incredibly romantic about Europe. Whether it's the beautiful cities where love can blossom or the allure of foreign men with accents that turn girls into puddles of goo, it's definitely something. And who doesn't wish for a summer romance abroad?

Lotte Leisch has hated Kurt Matthews since they first met. From telling her her lunch smells funny (although, sauerkraut does seem to have a funky smell), pulling her pigtails, to just being a downright pest, Lotte's endured it all. Even with the son of Satan (who's more annoying and enjoys picking on her than actually detesting her) on the same trip, she'd not going to let him bring her down from the high of a trip of a lifetime. As it turns out, the trip may be a good thing for the two. A new continent can mean a new start for whatever relationship the two have. Although things between the two get better as time ticks on, it seems like for every two steps forward, they take a step back. Their friends are able to track the two's moods and status of the relationship with every stop or outing they make.

woodstock1969 gives this kind of cliché a little twist by setting the entire story in Europe. Since Lotte's 100% German, having emigrated to the United States while in elementary school, German's her native tongue. The author incorporates German dialogue with Lotte and her family, giving it an extra special something while reading. Don't worry about not understanding, though, there are translations in parenthesis right after! And the way she described each city! Omigosh, woodstock1969 gave such thorough descriptions that feel like you're seeing everything with my own eyes. So when you're reading, it's almost like you get to some of Europe's finest without leaving the comfort of home and paying a fortune!

So, even if some of us are too poor to have a month and a half long trip halfway around the world (even if it's a school trip) to find true love, reading Six Weeks With Satan may just be the next best thing.

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