04 August 2009
Two Juliets, both alike in desperation...
Seventeen-year-old Mimi WAllingford, of the Broadway Wallingfords, has a life most girls can only dream of- complete with the starring role in her family's production of ROmeo and Juliet. But acting is not her dream, and she's fighting for the right to trade her script for a scalpel and become a docter.
Fourteen-year-old Juliet Capulet, of the Verona Capulets, has lived a lonely life-imprisoned by the feud that consumes her family and by her iron-fisted mother's forcing her into an unwanted marrige. SHe will do anything to avoid her betrothed, even if it requires faking a boil on her bottom-- or something more dangerous.
During the play's final preformance, Mim's wish to get away actually comes true when she and her heartthrob co-star, Troy Summer, are magically transported in Shapespeare's Verona. Now that she knows the real Juliet, Mimi doesn't want to stand by and allow the play to reach its tragic end. But if saving her new friend means changing the ending of the greatest love story of all time, will she and Troy ever make it back to Broadway.
If you haven' read this book, then don't read the follwoing. it contains spoilers.
my thoughts: I really liked this book, it was humorous, and realistic. probably becuase i can compare my life to Mimi's. HAving a mother that wants me to become her dream, when really i want to be something else. My mom wants me to be a surgeon, a doctor. While i want to be a pyhsciatrist, an artist. What I particulary enjoyed was the love-hate sort of relationship that Mimi and Troy had. Troy was such a gentleman in a weird, rude, snappy way. They get their happily ever after just like Romeo and Juliet do. (wink)