Reviewed by Sweet Feet Rating: Go-go boots (with diamonds)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOOO MUCH!!! Okay, I'm calm now...
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?
This book is so cute. Emily is a high school girl who is struggling to be with a guy that she has liked since, well, forever. Emily is hilarious and very clumsy (I can relate).
I liked how they used a scene from Romeo and Juliet, because that is one of my favorite plays, although like Emily I have no clue what is actually being said, but just the story of it makes my heart explode with love... anyways back to the review.
Amanda is the Queen Bee of the school and of course gets the role of Juliet and Wes, Emily's crush, is playing Romeo. Emily wants to be with Wes so bad that she begs her friend to let her be the understudy for Amanda. Being the understudy she has to learn the lines and be at every rehearsal, not so bad. But, the day before the actual show Amanda has pains and has to have her appendix removed... Emily is now Juliet and doesn't know the lines!
Emily is now doing the show and it all starts going well, until she looks at Wes and he winks at her... it all goes down hill from there.
I laughed so hard at some of the things Emily did just because it was so awkward and I felt embarrassed for her. My mom looked at me a couple times and gave me the look of "are you okay?" So, if you ever read this book make sure you don't read it in public... you may get embarrassed yourself.
All in all I loved this book. I can relate to Emily's awkward clumsiness and all the romance in the book made it perfect. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh now and then.