Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saving Juliet

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; Reprint edition (March 31, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0802798314
  • Author: Suzanne Selfors
  • Cover art: I love the mix of modern and 16th century.
  • Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars.
  • Obtained: My personal bookshelves. 

Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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? (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This was such a cute, fresh, fun and fast read. I loved every page of it. Mimi was hilarious and Troy was annoying in a funny way. I really liked Selfors' Romeo and Juliet. She brought a new life and a new twist to them. 

I have never read a re-telling that had this twist on it, so that was great. It was a very original idea and Selfors did a fantastic job in telling her version. The descriptions of 16th century Verona were so vivid you could almost smell the decay in the streets. 

All of the characters were believable and Selfors explains why the characters speak in English and not in Shakespearean English. All of the questions of why, she explained which is great. 

If you like re-tellings or Shakespeare in general, I would highly recommend this book.

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