Thursday, December 20, 2012

"The Juliet Club" (Ashley's Review)

This is a funny book. At first when I saw it I didn't know how it would turn out and honestly I didn't think it would be that great, but I was very happy to be disappointed. It surprised me and I know have a book, well another one, that I read my favorite parts on.

Here is a book description from the inside cover....
   "Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson, she vows never to fall in love again. From now on she will control her own destiny, and every decision she makes will be highly reasoned and rational. She thinks Shakespeare would have approved. So when she is accepted to a summer Shakespeare symposium in Verona, Italy, Kate sees it as the ideal way to get over her heartbreak once and for all. She'll lose herself in her studies, explore ancient architecture, and eat plenty of pasta and gelato. ( Plus, she'll be getting college credit for it- another goal accomplished!) But can even completely logical Kate resist the romance of living in a beautiful villa in the city where those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet met and died for each other? Especially when the other Shakespeare Scholars- in particular Giacomo, with his tousled brown hair, expressive dark eyes, and charming ways- try hard to break her protective shell?"

Suzanne Harper creates a fun, funny world of Shakespeare. The main character, Kate, goes through a lot and it is awesome to see how much she, as well as, Giacomo, grow and change throughout this book. There are some witty parts in this book and sometimes you want to strangle the characters for their stupidity. This is an all around great book that actually makes Shakespeare fun to read and you will want to keep coming back for more.

Lots of Love,

Suggestions: Read this book when you are in the mood for a witty, funny, romance. It turns Shakespeare's plays into a new light and plus it is awesome to imagine Verona, Italy, in your imagination with all of Suzanne's descriptive scenes. I just really wish that there was a sequel, because I would love to know how the characters are doing when they leave Verona and if some of them stay together or what.

Afterwards: You might get the earge to visit Verona and see this beautiful city for yourself. Also, you might want to either read or re-read some of Shakespeare's plays because this book makes some of them easier to understand ( Ya..I didn't think that was possible ). I also kinda wished I could be part of the Juliet club, which is real, and give advice to people who write letters to Juliet asking for her guidance with her problems.

I give this book: 5/5 roses

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