Sunday, June 11, 2017

Romeo & What's Her Name by Shani Petroff - ADVISABLE

Petroff, Shani Romeo & What's Her Name, 202 pages. Swoon Reads (Macmillan), 2017. $9.99. Language: G (0 swears); Mature content: G; Violence: G. 

Emily has volunteered to be the understudy to Juliet in the school's Shakespeare night, all in an attempt to get closer to her friend and crush, Wes Rosenthal. Things do not go as planned. And even as Wes seems to be suggesting he has romantic interest in Emily, despite the Shakespeare disaster, other events continue to keep them apart. Emily must decide if she's willing to make one more big scene and maybe--just maybe--finally win over her 'Romeo'.

This is a very stereotypical teenage romantic comedy. That is not to say its bad--it is in fact, very well done. The characters are endearing and you find yourself really rooting for Emily, falling for Wes, and definitely loving Emily's best friends who are always there for her. I appreciated that this book was 100% clean with no language and no sex or violence. It was a fun quick read that a lot of girls will enjoy. 


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