Monday, September 1, 2008

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Saving Juliet is the story of Mimi Wallingford, who is tired of being pushed around by her mother, sick of acting (literally) and heartbroken over the behavior of Troy Summer, her boy-band counterpart in the play she's performing: Romeo and Juliet. Due to a bizarre set of magical circumstances, Mimi and Troy are thrust into a real-life blood feud between Capulets and Montegues, and Mimi must make sure they both survive to escape. I give this one a MAYBE, because its spunky and imagines a new, better ending for the play (it's certainly not one of my favorites, so i'm all for a rewrite). I actually think it might be a good companion to reading the play because there's a little literary analysis thrown into the fantasy, and quotes from many of Shakespeare's works.

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