Saturday, June 05, 2010

Book 2: Saving Juliet

So I began my 48 hours with  Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid.  Then I fell asleep.  (see previous post.)

Saving Juliet So.  rebooted this a.m. with: 
Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors.  Walker Books, 2008
I have had this on the TBR stack for a long time.
I would order this tomorrow for my junior high/high school library.  Romeo and Juliet is the play that introduces most students to Wm Shakespeare. As you recall, it ends badly for Romeo and Juliet.

Mimi Wallingford, the latest generation of a great acting dynasty (shades of Drew Barrymore) is performing with teen idol Troy Summer in Romeo and Juliet.  Her over-controlling mother is ruining her life, pilfering her trust fund and thwarting Mimi's plans to ditch the theater and study premed in college.  Troy Summers is a self centered jerk and stage fright is going to ruin her career anyway.  She wishes she could be anywhere else but Manhattan and finds herself in 16th century Verona in the middle of a feud between two families, the Capulets and the Montagues--oh, and some guy named Tybalt is trying to kill her. 


Time read:  2 hr 30 min. 
Pages:  256

Blogging time: 45 min.

Oh and be sure to check out Kelly Fineman's Brush Up Your Shakespeare Month Challenge


web said...

Oh, I love theatre stories. Will have to look for this one.

tanita✿davis said...

Really love Suzanne Selfors. Her characters are always so cute.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! I'd never heard of this one before.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pimpage!