Saturday, June 8, 2013

Guest Review by Emily: Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Summary from Goodreads:
Manhattan meets Verona in this time-bending twist on Shakespeare.

When Mimi is magically thrust into the middle of Shakespeare’s Verona, she must find a way to help Juliet fight for her future happiness. Will she be able to give this classic tragedy a happy ending?

From Emily:

I’d give it 3.75 stars

Read June 2013

Contemporary YA with a hint of historical, library book

So, it was good. I recently read Romeo and Juliet in English class, and it was kind of… not my favorite book, considering they weren’t very smart people.
Anyway, in this book, the characters aren’t nearly as stupid, and they actually have real personalities that aren’t quite so intangible. They come up with much better ways of handling stuff, and get through their trials. It’s cool to get the modern perspective on the story, and still see Romeo and Juliet act out in front of them… kind of. 

Almost rape
Talk of virginity and lack of it

From Brooke:
I read this as well and give it 3.5 Stars.  Obviously, Emily (15) read this.  I would not let my 12 year old read this book.

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