Teen Beat Thursday: Book Review by Sophia
What I liked: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay is an unusual and genius modern twist on Romeo and Juliet. I loved the new perspectives on the characters and the story line. When a reader tries to interpret Juliet’s character in the original Shakespeare version, they may view her as fragile and childish, knowing nothing about tragedy which completely makes the story all the more tragic. In Jay’s novel, Juliet has changed throughout the centuries and she’s strong willed and a little bit cynical. She despises Romeo because she thinks he took her life, ultimately wanting nothing to do with him. However, there is a dash of nostalgia residing in her due to her memories of her first and only love, Romeo Montague. On apposing sides of the universe, Juliet and Romeo are forced to live in other people’s bodies and fight for what they believe in. Along the way, she falls in love with the mysterious heartthrob Ben after Romeo confesses his everlasting love for her.
What I disliked: The only things I didn’t like about this novel were that the romantic scenes were sometimes cheesy and redundant. Also, the intertwining relationships with the characters are at times confusing.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars