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Saving JulietMimi Wallingford is a teen actress from a famous Broadway family Unfortunately she wants no part of a life in theatre nor can she stand Troy the teen pop idol who i Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToocomThis above all to thine own self be true Shakespeare This was the underlying theme in this excellent story about growing up Mimi Wallingford is the last in line of a Shakespearean acting family All her mother wants her to do is be a Shakespearean actress in New York at the family theater All 17 year old Mimi wants is to be a normal teenager She wants to go to college in Los Angeles and study medicine She wants to see the world When we first meet Mimi she is playing Juliet Her Romeo is teen pop star Troy Summer who has ego problems Mimi is attracted to Troy but can't believe he would ever look twice at her After having a very bad evening she and Troy are transported to the very real story of Romeo and Juliet She meets both of the main characters and is surprised when Juliet is having the same problems with her mother as she is with her own Lady Capulet is a major villain in this story Mimi and Troy learn many lessons and help Juliet and Romeo find their destinies while getting the confidence to solve their own problems They also do this with an incredibly happy endingIt is very gratifying to have another story based on the classic Shakespeare story I loved the way that the author headed each chapter with a uote from Shakespeare which applied to the chapter and the story line I really enjoyed this book and if I was a ninth grade teacher I would have my class read this after we studied Romeo and Juliet; but alas I am only a fifth grade teacher


eBook Saving Juliet

eBook Î Saving Juliet Ü Paperback Read Æ [Ebook] ➬ Saving Juliet ➫ Suzanne Selfors – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Mimi Wallingford is a teen actress from a famous Broadway family Unfortunately she wants no part of a life in theatre nor can she stand Troy the teen pop idol who is cast to play Romeo opposite her as MimiVe in common than just Shakespeare With Troy's help she saves Juliet and her Romeo from their tragic destiny bringing both pairs of star crossed lovers a happy endi 1 out of 5 StarsMimi Wallingford is destined to be an actressagainst her will Mimi would prefer to be a doctor but her overbearing mother won’t hear of it She’s stuck performing in Romeo and Juliet with teen heartthrob Troy Summers until she and Troy are magically transported to Shakespeare’s Verona There Mimi meets the real Juliet and realizes they both have in common than she realizedI studied Shakespeare in college and even did an independent study on the guy I probably re read Much Ado About Nothing at least once a year and I always discover something new So needless to say I’m a fan I love Romeo and Juliet and I think the play is unfairly maligned I was hoping this book would explore the beauty and depth often ignored and shed new light on the play but alas that wasn’t to be Selfors manages to make rounded Shakespearean characters shallow and flat and many of the characters are inconsistent with their Shakespearean counterparts Juliet in the play is an incredibly mature and clear sighted while this Juliet is immature and foolish In the play Benvolio is the peace maker and voice of reason; in this book he’s a hot headed creepy womanizing rapist seriously WTF? DO NOT INSULT MY SHAKESPEARE BF Yes I have a Shakespeare boyfriend Don't judgeThe research is incredibly poor she keeps mentioning codpieces when they were out of fashion by 1590 – and this story takes place in 1594 and makes me uestion if she read the play at one point she states that Tybalt was killed at the end of the play when he was killed in Act III Scene I – right smack in the middle of the play The characters speak in modern English slang ‘totally’ is used every other word but why the do so is never explained satisfactorily I understand the obsession with codpieces and tights Truly I doIn fact Juliet is hardly in the book The book despite the title mostly focuses on Mimi Mimi facilitates from being a fairly vacuous fill in heroine to completely annoying and judgmental The rest of the modern day characters aren’t much better They’re just as shallow as Selfor’s Shakespearean characters Do I need to mention the flamboyant Hispanic who speaks in broken English who is Mimi’s make up artist? Yeah the characterization is THAT BADThe tone is confusing There is a lot of immature humor befitting 11 12 year old tween but Mimi obsesses constantly over her virginity and at one point checks out Troy adjusting his junk which feels in line with a 16 audience It doesn’t help that Mimi is narrating the story from the future She’ll randomly say things like ‘I should tell you what it looked like’ or ‘this is what happened next’ at the most inappropriate times Besides being really clunky it interrupted the flow of the storyWhat upset me most about this book was the attempted rape by Benvolio Benvolio is a gentleman He respects the laydeezI was a little peeved that my favorite character in RJ was being maligned but this could have been a warning about how even nice guys and people you know and trust can rape However since Benvolio is first characterized as a romantic hero then possessive and then a womanizer – aka “a bad man” – the take away was only ‘bad evil people rape not heroes’ Pictured NOT Benvolio And as a Pittsburgher the title makes me laughThe attempted rape isn’t exceptionally graphic but there are enough details to make it disturbing and it would be emotionally scarring for Mimi to say the least Mimi does have feelings of shame and distrust immediately afterwards but a minute later she’s falling into Troy’s arms NO NO NO It felt like the teenage version of the magical healing peen Not even hours later Mimi’s referring to her experience flippantly ‘Oh yeah you know that time I was almost raped Blah blah’ You do not have an experience as horrendous as rape even if it wasn’t completed and just hand wave it away like it’s nothingI did like how Romeo’s emotional honesty was painted as a positive thing It’s the only thing that made me look at a character differently This blew my MINDBut the author had to mess that up by stating that Romeo had depression Sighing over a girl because she doesn’t like you is not depression Depression isn’t magically healed when you fall in love as Romeo’s “depression” is when he meets Juliet If falling in love was the cure to depression I think modern psychology would be jumping on that STATThe characters were shallow and the craft was very amateur Saving Juliet was at best uninteresting and uninspired and at worst downright offensive With such a rich well to draw from as a Shakespearean play this book didn’t even try to skim the surface It’s forgettable and not worth your time;D

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S cast to play Romeo opposite her as Juliet When she and Troy are suddenly thrust back into Shakespeare's Verona Mimi meets and befriends Juliet seeing that they ha I really liked this book but the ending didn't feel complete for me and that's half the reason it didn't get 5 stars