Hey Book Worms . I know I have been away from Blogosphere for a lot of time and that was because I was busy giving my Pre board Exams which will resume from 14 January again . So I could not blog hop , but I am planning to do it right now for whatever little time I have. And yes, I am planning to read a ton of books in a few days .
So today’s review is about a book I read today only , like completed it in 3-4 hours . It had been lying around in my house for a lot of time .
Genre : Young Adult
Published on : 2018
Plot : Seventeen-year-old Megan Harper is about due for her next sweeping romance. It’s inevitable—each of her relationships starts with the perfect guy and ends with him falling in love . . . with someone else. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, Megan focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream college’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.
So when she’s cast as Juliet (yes, that Juliet) in her high school’s production, it’s a complete nightmare. Megan’s not an actress, and she’s used to being upstaged—both in and out of the theater. In fact, with her mom off in Texas and her dad remarried and on to baby #2 with his new wife, Megan worries that, just like her exes, her family is moving on without her.
Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright inspired by Rosaline from Shakespeare’s R+J. A character who, like Megan, knows a thing or two about short-lived relationships. Megan agrees to help Owen with his play in exchange for help catching the eye of a sexy stagehand/potential new boyfriend. Yet Megan finds herself growing closer to Owen, and wonders if he could be the Romeo she never expected.
“To hope one day I’ll be the one chosen and not just the girl before.”
Well to begin with I just loved the cover of the book and (yesssss!!!) I judged the book by the cover(superficial, I know). This book is somewhat special because I received it as my first giveaway gift and I am thankful to Larissa for shipping me the book all the way to my place. Well I went kinda book blind with this book and I wasn’t disappointed by the book . I love Young Adult with a dash of romance . I mean this had a lot of subplots and a bunch of characters . I love Books that have diversified bunch of characters and thus leads to lot happening in the book. The protagonist Megan Harper, who has a passion for directing theatre and who has had a string of relationships which starts with the perfect guy but ends with that guy always falling in love with some other girl . Megan like all other protagonists is different and unique.Megan is a character who is not perfect and that’s what is important because at times , authors depict too perfect people .
I mean she is vivacious , extremely crazy and flirty. She is not an actress yet she is cast in the role of Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet ‘ by her drama teacher and that results in a journey where she discovers herself and finds love. She meets the playwright Owen Okita (I seriously have a thing for Asian characters) and he is cute , adorable and well I liked their friendship . It’s not love at first sight and they do not passionately make out very soon. Owen actually helps to set her up with a stagehand and Megan flirts with him in a fun way before serious feelings emerge. I like that they have really cute banter plus as they both are a part of play and it’s fun to read about various aspects of theatre . So the play “Romeo and Juliet ” takes the centre stage and this book also has tons of Shakespeare references. (Authors have a significant love for Shakespeare ) Then there is dysfunctional family of Megan Harper and her perfect best friend, Madeleine and her perfect boyfriend, Tyler , who is actually Megan’s ex-boyfriend.
So this is book filled with bunch of elements including love for theatre especially Shakespeare . I would love to recommend this book to Fans of Young Adult Romance.