About the Book:
Title: ROMEO & WHAT’S HER NAME
Author: Shani Petroff
Pub. Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Understudies never get to perform
. . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s just:
- a) Shakespeare is HARD,
- b) Amanda, aka the “real” Juliet, makes her run errands instead of lines, and
- c) there’s no point because Amanda would never miss the chance to be the star of the show.
Then, Amanda ends up in the hospital and Emily, as the (completely unprepared!) understudy, has to star opposite the guy of her dreams. Oops?
Emily has had a crush on Wes forever, and when she finds out he is newly single, she wants to try and win him over.
I loved this book! It had a lot of corny and over the top moments that were awesome! I am a hard person to make laugh, and I found myself laughing at several parts throughout the book.
I’m not going to lie here; I was probably a bit over the top with crushes that I had back in high school, too, and I remember me and my friends talking about boys similar to these girls. I felt connected to this book! Em was funny and Wes was incredibly sweet!
The Shakespeare scenes with Em were greattttttttttttt! I even felt stressed when Em was feeling stressed. When a writer has me matching the emotions that the character is feeling, then I have found a winner! This was a cute and light read that I would recommend to anyone, especially those that had a long time crush and were afraid to tell the guy!
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She’s the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of Ash. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.
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