The Juliet ClubThe Juliet Club
Author: Suzanne Harper
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Publisher: Harper Teen
Italy . . . Shakespeare . . . but no romance?
Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson, she vows never to fall in love again. From now on she will control her own destiny, and every decision she makes will be highly reasoned and rational. She thinks Shakespeare would have approved.
So when she is accepted to a summer Shakespeare symposium in Verona, Italy, Kate sees it as the ideal way to get over her heartbreak once and for all. She'll lose herself in her studies, explore ancient architecture, and eat plenty of pasta and gelato. (Plus, she'll be getting college credit for it--another goal accomplished ) But can even completely logical Kate resist the romance of living in a beautiful villa in the city where those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet met and died for each other? Especially when the other Shakespeare Scholars--in particular Giacomo, with his tousled brown hair, expressive dark eyes, and charming ways--try hard to break her protective shell?
"In fair Verona, where we lay our scene . . . "
Who doesn’t want a little of Shakespeare romance (that doesn’t end drastically) in their book?
Also: who doesn’t want to read about the fair Verona? The only thing better than reading about it, is actually going their (which I don’t see in my near future). Also note the Italian guys…. Ah…
Who wouldn’t side with a girl who’s heart was broken by someone trying to climb the social ladder? It happens to all of us. I’d swear myself away from love, too.
I was happy when Kate left her protective shell behind for Giacomo because everybody around (fictional) and everybody reading knew they were right for each other. Oh, how I love these happy endings.
Although they have many misunderstandings, Giacomo and Kate would be the perfect couple (maybe Gate or Kiaomo?).
Read this book if you want to read about romance in another country (or particularly… Verona, Italy).
-Read ‘em and weep!