The stage is set for misunderstandings, magic, and mayhem!
Hermia: ready to wow audiences as the perfect Juliet in Athenwood High's spring play. Unless they give the part to her best friend . . .
Helena: a believer in true love who's waiting for her soul mate to appear. She's worried she might have to wait forever until she meets . . .
Dmitri: the mysterious new guy. Helena is sure it's fate, but Hermia thinks something's fishy. It seems the only one who knows the truth about him is . . .
Alex: Hermia's best-friend-turned-secret-love-interest. He's smart, adorable and, like a typical guy, absolutely clueless that Hermia is head-over-heels crushing on him! Or is he?
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Tui T. Sutherland is named after a rather noisy New Zealand bird. She loves lost civilizations and post-apocalyptic stories, and she has recurring end-of-the-world dreams (perhaps a side effect of being a Buffy fan!). Tui was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and lived all over the world before ending up in New York City, where she now resides with her dog, whose superpowers include hiding half-chewed things in the couch and woofing at noises no one else can hear. Tui is also the author of This Must Be Love, a comically romantic twenty-first-century update of A Midsummer Night's Dream.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-10–Bringing Shakespeare to a modern suburban New Jersey high school, Sutherland tells her story through e-mails, notes passed between classes, diaries, poems, and short plays. The players: Helena and Hermia, best of friends; Dimitri and Alex, love interests of the two girls; and a cast of extras including the football team, overbearing fathers, and teachers. The plot follows A Midsummer Night's Dream, with the two girls becoming involved in a play within a play, happy accidents forcing love interests, and betrayals all around. Very Shakespearean in plot design, the book is all modern in dialogue and setting. The plot: Helena and Hermia are both in love with boys who do not seem to catch on. The girls are involved in a high-school production of Romeo and Juliet, which Hermia longs to star in. The drama teacher decides to make the production an all-male cast, crushing Hermia's chances. Meanwhile, her friend (and love interest) Alex has bought tickets for an interactive theater piece in New York City, one of her dreams come true. Her father forbids her to go, so she sneaks out. Dimitri, Helena's love interest, has become infatuated with Hermia, and to win his attentions, Helena tells him where her friend has gone. Many twists and turns (and a few surprises) lead the girls into their true love's arms, and all's well that ends well. This is a fun novel with interesting characters and a variety of writing styles that will strongly appeal to romance fans and drama enthusiasts.–Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR
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