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The Juliet Club books –

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 ApprovedSo 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

10 thoughts on “The Juliet Club

  1. says:

    One of the worst YA books I have ever read It was full of tired sexist cliches and the plot was pathetically unrealistic Winners of a Shakespearean essay contest win a trip to Italy where they are forced to answer lame advice column letters Wtf There is nothing realistic about that I really struggled to give a shit about any of these characters, because they remained bland and one sided throughout the entire book In fact, I struggled to keep my interest through the whole middle when nothing seemed to be happening and when the romantic drama among the characters was dull and stilted The plot was so thin and the advice column letters that conveniently taught characters very important lessons about their own lives were terrible The Shakespeare references and plot copies were incongruous with the terrible writing.This book also takes all the horrid and offensive cliches that we have come to expect from bad romantic comedy films and repackages them for the teen set The last 20 pages are full of some of the most sexist and ridiculous romantic cliches I ve ever seen hey did you know that intelligent articulate young women are just faking it because they are just waiting for the right man to command them or literally chase them down and force convince them that they really are in love Gag me It was like watching preliminary rape culture at work I tend to prefer my romances without the assumption that love submission for women I found absolutely nothing redeeming about this book.

  2. says:

    Just couldn t stick with this one Got about a fourth of the way through and lost interest.

  3. says:

    Harmless fluff Comedy of manners ish teenage romance in Italy, with Romeo and Juliet as an excuse For teen girls only Kate wins an essay contest to attend a Shakespeare class in Verona, Italy, to the delight of her Shakespeare scholar father Her friends are delighted, too, and hope that this will be the cure for Kate s romantic slump But Kate, having been disillusioned in love by her cool, yet nerdy ex boyfriend, is determined never to fall for the trap of love again She is determined to remain rational and logical, and remain unmoved by the handsome Giacomo, the cute Italian guy she first sees at Juliet s House in Verona.But Giacomo is attending the Shakespeare class, too He and Kate are thrown together both by circumstance, and by the machinations of the other students, who plot to make the pair fall in love Kate overhears the plot, and with Giacomo, they decide to play along You know how that is going to goThe other students eventually discover they are in love as well, with some missteps along the way Readable, but not essential The attractive cover will appeal to the book s intended audience.

  4. says:

    This book is fluffy, light and a little cheesy I don t know why I like it so much, but I do I ve reread it countless times, and it just makes me smile every time I do There isn t a lot of depth to this book, but it is a perfect summer read, and definitely a book that will get you out of a reading slump It is a four star read for me, just because of certain aspects of the story that don t flow the best.

  5. says:

    I just read this book,and Suzanne Harper is a phenomenal writer in that she takes the most basic romance line forbidden star crossed lovers a stubborn girl who doesn t believe in true love,and a handsome charming boy who believes in the joy of love,and the ladies,and she runs with it changing the characteristic bore most of us get after we ve seen this theme in SO MANY BOOKS I thought I was done with romance but she managed to catch the little girl inside me,and hook me onto this romance,it was a overdone theme,but she managed to spice it up with her poetic,and easy to understand writing Rarely do I after reading a romance novel feel inspired,and romantic,and so absolutely happy that the main characters experienced love Most likely I sigh,and say well that was nice,not too believable to be fiction but of course in real life it wouldn t turn out that way,and my thoughts turn logical,and scientific But after reading her book I was acting like a hopeless romantic,it doesn t matter if the love ends, after you leave,or the other person leaves All that matters is that you experienced it,having a person you love die doesn t make the love less real,that is what one of the characters Lucy said,and I know strongly agree with it This kept me smiling,and humming through the whole book A great way to feel the romance and love,especially if you love Shakespeare,and poetry,and classic teenage romance This has to be the best romance book I have ever read in its genre This was a top k notch job It is a must read for every romantic,and lover of romance books I am so excited about it I can t even begun to express in expressive words how much i loved this book To the author thank you for all the time you ve put into this book It was worth it all I am secretly hoping for there one day to be a movie for this Only if it is very accurate,I can see it now I am going to go buy my own copy,so I can read it over,and over again whenever I want This book,and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers are my two favorite teen romance novels If you haven t read it,I hope I have convinced you to read it,IT IS AN EXPERIENCE.

  6. says:

    This was so cute I wish it would have focused on the main characters and their story, but overall, this was a cute, R J story Very fun read

  7. says:

    I wavered a bit between giving 3 or 4 stars, but could change my mind again The book reminded me a bit of the movie Letters to Juliet only because the story wound up taking place entirely in Italy The premise to get to Italy, a well written essay in a contest that happened to be a trip to Italy to participate in a Shakespeare seminar, was pretty far fetched but I looked past that There was a great deal of emphasis on Shakespeare and a twist and retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story within the plot of this story that it could turn some people off It worked for me though..So of course touching on the story of Romeo and Juliet, OF COURSE our lead character Kate HAD to fall for the SON of her divorced father s arch rival of the academia world Professoressa Francesca Marchese You know the whole family feud thing For and added twist.her father just so happens to fall for his rival in the end Because given time the impossible is possible.The characters are likable enough Another similarity to the movie Letters to Juliet is the fact that these characters deal with the actual letters that are written to Juliet The young teens are given letters that are also written by teens and are asked to write back answers in the way in which Juliet is thought to have responded I enjoyed this concept There wasn t a lot done with it and I wish focus could have been put on it.All in all I enjoyed the book and would re read it if I were to have a copy of it I d find it as a used copy and buy it but I don t think I would purposely search for a new copy I recommend to any Shakespeare fans and anyone who likes an innocent love story.

  8. says:

    You win a Shakespeare essay contest in high school The prize A month long summer trip to Verona, Italy, to study Romeo and Juliet But under the sporadic direction of Professoressa Francesca Marchese, this is no ordinary seminar spent annotating and dissecting Shakespearean text, to which Kate Sanderson is accustomed Instead, the six teen winners 3 American and 3 Italian are tasked with answering letters written to Juliet and sent to The Juliet Club a club in Verona that receives and responds to contemporary letters That means offering advice on matters of the heart, and they re supposed to work together Which means Kate has to work with Giacamo, whom she can t stand, or can she After all, she s sworn off love after being dumped by her first, and she proclaims, last, love interest for a long time.The seminar participants also have to perform Romeo and Juliet as their culminating event, complete with swordfighting and Elizabethan dancing What s a summer in Verona, Italy, in the land of Romeo and Juliet without devious matchmaking plots, romantic leads and comic mishaps Star crossed lovers, witty dialog, and allusions to Shakespeare s plays Much Ado About Nothing and others pepper the narrative with enough spice to keep the action moving in the somewhat predictable, but delightfully fun story If you have to read Romeo and Juliet for school, read this for sheer pleasure Familiarity with Shakespeare s plays isn t necessary to enjoy this story

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed it Super fluffy and cute Take it for what it is and have fun.

  10. says:

    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 While this sounds like a lot of fun, and it is, I do think that perhaps Suzanne Harper has taken on too much with this novel There are six main characters, but I don t really think we get to know any of them Kate is in the spotlight than the rest, but still not very much Because Harper has to divide the story between all six of them, their motivations and personalities, everything that makes a character seem real, is just explained rather than really shown she takes the easy way out As a reader, I didn t feel close to any of the characters, and didn t feel like I knew them well They were not well developed.There s some potential in this story, certainly I do love books with fun settings, so a summer in Italy is perfect However, this would have been a much better book if the author had focused on one of the couples, rather than all six characters, and let the reader really get to know them, switching viewpoints This is making me wish for what might have been With some changes, this could have been a great book rather than a mediocre one Especially if the ending had been less tidy Real life is rarely tidy.The Juliet Club is enjoyable, but it could have been so much better.