According to the Foreword, Victoria was introduced in Mr. Schubach's A Deafening Whisper, a book I haven't read yet. However, this stands alone. I can vouch for that. I wasn't lost or confused. I felt like I just slipped into the tale. Just enough was revealed about ADW that I knew what was going on, but when I finally sit down to read ADW, it won't be ruined for me.
The most endearing thing about this tale is the heroine's narrative. She's cute, funny, and just...well, real.
In a nutshell: she's at Oxford for school. The school officials think she's weird--truth is, she's a bit hyper and has, like, a photographic memory. Moral here: don't just assume by someone's appearance or attitude that they're dumb.
Anyway, they don't want her mingling with the rest of the school, so she's placed off campus and gets herself a roommate--a lonely roommate. So Victoria is going to hook her up with her heart's desire!
It's just plain cute. I liked it. It's what a short should be.
My favorite part:
(The Dean) "So, Miss...ummm...I mean Vicky. I see you were triple majoring in the States. Business, Arts and Humanities, and Computer Science?"
(Victoria) I nodded. "Yup."
He stared at me like he wanted me to say more. Umm. What more can I say? Those were my majors. I didn't have any lieutenants and I'm wearing my privates.