Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Front Flap: Seventeen-year-old Mimi Wallingfor, of the Broadway Wallingforsa, has a life most girls can only dream of- complete with the starring role in her family's production of Romeo and Juliet. But acting is not her dream, and she's fighting for the right to trade her script for a scalpel and become a doctor. Fourteen-year-old Juliet Capulet, of the Verona Capulets, has lived a lonely life- imprisoned by the feud that consumes her family and by her iron-fisted mother's forcing her into an unwanted marriage. She will do anything to avoid her bethrothed, even if it requires faking a boil on her bottom- or something more dangerous. During the play's final performance, Mimi's wish to get away actually comes true when she and her heartthrob costar, Troy Summer, are magically transported into Shakespeare's Verona. Now that she knows the real Juliet, Mimi doesn't want to stand by and allow the play to reach its tragic end. But if saving her new friend means changing the ending of the greatest love story of all time, will she and Troy ever make it back to Broadway? This was a fun book to read. I love the part when Mimi says yeah you probably already knew that happened because you read it in the flap of the book, well I didn't know, cuz i don't read it. I like not knowing whats gonna happen and it being a surprise what the story is about haha. But I loved it. Like a teen version of what would maybe happen in Romeo and Juliet. And how Mimi made the end so much better than their suicides. Although it took some crazy things happening to get to the end. And it makes so much sense how the guy is supposed to be all over himself, but he really isn't! I wonder how many guys are really like that nowadays who are celebs. And I still can't believe how young they were in order to get married like at 15! And having a kid at 16. Man. So I loved how the book made things like that seem so real and it was def cute.

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