Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper

Kate has sworn off love. Ever since she went out with Jerome, who broke her heart, she has sworn to herself she will not set herself up for misery ever again.

However, she wins a trip to Italy to study Romeo and Juliet with the Shakesphere Scholars. She overhears two other Scholars making a joke to make Giacomo and Kate fall in love. Kate tells Giacomo and they decide to pretend to fall in love with each other, just to make the other's plan backfire. But what will happen if Kate and Giacomo actually do fall in love?

The Juliet Club, set where the play Romeo and Juliet took place in Italy, is a very funny, romantic story. If I could change anything about the book, I would just hear the story from one characters point of view. It was written from everybody's point of view and I think the book could have been enhanced if it was just written from Kate or Giacomo's point of view.

That didn't make the book bad, though, because I know I will be searching for Suzanne's other book, The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney.

*Also reviewed for First Look.


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keri mikulski :) said...

Great review! The point of view thing is tough. Sometimes, I like both. Sometimes, I just want one. This one sounds like a good one. Can't wait to check it out.

Em said...

I just heard about this book the other day. I'll have to add it to my list now. :)

Anonymous said...

You should definitely read The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney! I loved that book. It is very good. LOL, can you tell I love it ;)

Trish Doller said...

This was an adorable book--Kate and Giacomo, so cute!--but I agree with the point of view. Sometimes it felt like too much.