Friday, June 24, 2011

Romeo's Ex : Rosalines's Story

I fell upon this book while perusing the other YA books at the library, I decided to check it out, because it seemed interesting enough. I mean we don't know much about Rosaline and it is always fun to see an authors interpretation on it.

For those who don't know Rosaline is the girl in (I believe) the beginning of the story who Romeo is sulking over, for she has denied him. The story begins with her pursuing her dream of being a healer, when a man comes in wounded. Through this she meets Romeo and he falls in love with her. (Until he meets Juliet the next day). Romeo tries to court (poorly) Rosaline (who is a Capulet, by the way) but as it is stated beforehand; he is denied. Then during a fight between the Montague's and Capulet's, Rosaline falls for Mercutio and later shows interest in Benvolio. So, basically there were more the 2 star crossed lovers.

To summarize the book as a whole is a very quick and easy read. However, it is not greatly written. The author had a hard time with seamlessly mingling Shakespearean  with modern day language. She also took some artistic liberties; most warranted since as stated before not much is known about Rosaline... BUT she does change the infamous ending! Either way, the book isn't amazing, but it will make you smile.

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