Saturday, July 5, 2014

When You Were Mine

12022765From Goodreads:    In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo's original intended - Juliet's cousin Rosaline - tells her side of the tale. 

What's in a name, Shakespeare? I'll tell you: Everything.Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her, and when he finally does, it's perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.
Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends...

My Thoughts:

-    I enjoyed this twist on Romeo and Juliet. It was different and unique. It was entertaining from beginning to end.

-    I feel like the title of this book is a song. If it isn't, it should be.

-    Even though I knew how it was going to end, it was still surprising and sad.

-    I didn't like thinking that Juliet and Rob were jerks, but they were. They were complete and total jerks, and they weren't even sorry about it.

-    I'm glad things worked out for Rose. She had a lot to work through, and I liked how things ended for her. 

-    I wish there had been more details about the scandal. I wanted more interactions and stuff between Juliet's family and Rose's family. 

-    I really liked Rose's friends. I wish I had friends like that in high school.

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