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Kate Sanderson has been burned by love. From now on, she thinks, I will control my own destiny, and I will be reasoned and rational. But life has other things in store for Kate. Namely, a summer abroad studying Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the very town where the star-crossed lovers met, Verona, Italy. Kate is thrown together with two other American teens and three ItKate Sanderson has been burned by love. From now on, she thinks, I will control my own destiny, and I will be reasoned and rational. But life has other things in store for Kate. Namely, a summer abroad studying Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the very town where the star-crossed lovers met, Verona, Italy. Kate is thrown together with two other American teens and three Italians for a special seminar—and for volunteer duty at the Juliet Club, where they answer letters from the lovelorn around the world. Can Kate's cool logic withstand the most romantic summer ever? Especially when faced with the ever-so-charming Giacomo and his entrancing eyes . . . ?...

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The Juliet Club Reviews

  • Sarah
    2018-10-08 06:48

    One of the worst YA books I have ever read. It was full of tired sexist cliches and the plot was pathetically unrealistic. Winners of a Shakespearean essay contest win a trip to Italy where they are forced to answer lame advice column letters? Wtf? There is nothing realistic about that. I really struggled to give a shit about any of these characters, because they remained bland and one-sided throughout the entire book. In fact, I struggled to keep my interest through the whole middle when nothing seemed to be happening and when the romantic drama among the characters was dull and stilted. The plot was so thin and the 'advice column letters that conveniently taught characters very important lessons about their own lives' were terrible. The Shakespeare references and plot copies were incongruous with the terrible writing.This book also takes all the horrid and offensive cliches that we have come to expect from bad romantic comedy films and repackages them for the teen set. The last 20 pages are full of some of the most sexist and ridiculous romantic cliches I've ever seen - hey did you know that intelligent articulate young women are just faking it because they are just waiting for the right man to command them or literally chase them down and force/convince them that they really are in love? Gag me. It was like watching preliminary rape culture at work. I tend to prefer my romances without the assumption that love=submission for women. I found absolutely nothing redeeming about this book.

  • Jackie
    2018-09-29 23:35

    Harmless fluff. Comedy of manners-ish teenage romance in Italy, with Romeo and Juliet as an excuse. For teen girls only. Kate wins an essay contest to attend a Shakespeare class in Verona, Italy, to the delight of her Shakespeare scholar father. Her friends are delighted, too, and hope that this will be the cure for Kate's romantic slump. But Kate, having been disillusioned in love by her cool, yet nerdy ex-boyfriend, is determined never to fall for the trap of love again. She is determined to remain rational and logical, and remain unmoved by the handsome Giacomo, the cute Italian guy she first sees at "Juliet's House" in Verona.But Giacomo is attending the Shakespeare class, too. He and Kate are thrown together both by circumstance, and by the machinations of the other students, who plot to make the pair fall in love. Kate overhears the plot, and with Giacomo, they decide to "play along". You know how that is going to go...The other students eventually discover they are in love as well, with some missteps along the way. Readable, but not essential. The attractive cover will appeal to the book's intended audience.

  • Christine
    2018-09-20 03:53

    I just read this book,and Suzanne Harper is a phenomenal writer in that she takes the most basic romance line forbidden star-crossed lovers a stubborn girl who doesn't believe in true love,and a handsome charming boy who believes in the joy of love,and the ladies,and she runs with it changing the characteristic bore most of us get after we've seen this theme in SO MANY BOOKS. I thought I was done with romance but she managed to catch the little girl inside me,and hook me onto this romance,it was a overdone theme,but she managed to spice it up with her poetic,and easy to understand writing. Rarely do I after reading a romance novel feel inspired,and romantic,and so absolutely happy that the main characters experienced love. Most likely I sigh,and say well that was nice,not too believable to be fiction but of course in real life it wouldn't turn out that way,and my thoughts turn logical,and scientific. But after reading her book I was acting like a hopeless romantic,it doesn't matter if the love ends, after you leave,or the other person leaves. All that matters is that you experienced it,having a person you love die doesn't make the love less real,that is what one of the characters Lucy said,and I know strongly agree with it. This kept me smiling,and humming through the whole book. A great way to feel the romance and love,especially if you love Shakespeare,and poetry,and classic teenage romance. This has to be the best romance book I have ever read in its genre. This was a top-k notch job. It is a must-read for every romantic,and lover of romance books. I am so excited about it I can't even begun to express in more expressive words how much i loved this book. To the author thank you for all the time you've put into this book. It was worth it all. I am secretly hoping for there one day to be a movie for this. Only if it is very accurate,I can see it now. I am going to go buy my own copy,so I can read it over,and over again whenever I want. This book,and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyers are my two favorite teen-romance novels. If you haven't read it,I hope I have convinced you to read it,IT IS AN EXPERIENCE.

  • Amanda
    2018-09-27 06:46

    I wavered a bit between giving 3 or 4 stars, but could change my mind again. The book reminded me a bit of the movie Letters to Juliet only because the story wound up taking place entirely in Italy. The premise to get to Italy, a well written essay in a contest that happened to be a trip to Italy to participate in a Shakespeare seminar, was pretty far fetched but I looked past that. There was a great deal of emphasis on Shakespeare and a twist and retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story within the plot of this story that it could turn some people off. It worked for me though..So of course touching on the story of Romeo and Juliet, OF COURSE our lead character Kate HAD to fall for the SON of her (divorced) father's arch rival of the academia world Professoressa Francesca Marchese. You know the whole family feud thing. For and added twist....her father just so happens to fall for his rival in the end. Because given time the impossible is possible.The characters are likable enough. Another similarity to the movie Letters to Juliet is the fact that these characters deal with the actual letters that are written to Juliet. The young teens are given letters that are also written by teens and are asked to write back answers in the way in which Juliet is thought to have responded. I enjoyed this concept. There wasn't a lot done with it and I wish more focus could have been put on it.All in all I enjoyed the book and would re-read it if I were to have a copy of it. I'd find it as a used copy and buy it but I don't think I would purposely search for a new copy. I recommend to any Shakespeare fans and anyone who likes an innocent love story.

  • The Loft
    2018-09-26 01:29

    You win a Shakespeare essay contest in high school. The prize? A month-long summer trip to Verona, Italy, to study Romeo and Juliet. But under the sporadic direction of Professoressa Francesca Marchese, this is no ordinary seminar spent annotating and dissecting Shakespearean text, to which Kate Sanderson is accustomed. Instead, the six teen winners (3 American and 3 Italian) are tasked with answering letters written to Juliet and sent to The Juliet Club (a club in Verona that receives and responds to contemporary letters).* That means offering advice on matters of the heart, and they’re supposed to work together. Which means Kate has to work with Giacamo, whom she can’t stand, or can she? After all, she’s sworn off love after being dumped by her first, and she proclaims, last, love interest for a long time.The seminar participants also have to perform Romeo and Juliet as their culminating event, complete with swordfighting and Elizabethan dancing. What’s a summer in Verona, Italy, in the land of Romeo and Juliet without devious matchmaking plots, romantic leads and comic mishaps? Star-crossed lovers, witty dialog, and allusions to Shakespeare’s plays (Much Ado About Nothing and others) pepper the narrative with enough spice to keep the action moving in the somewhat predictable, but delightfully fun story. If you have to read Romeo and Juliet for school, read this for sheer pleasure. Familiarity with Shakespeare’s plays isn’t necessary to enjoy this story

  • Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
    2018-09-26 00:52

    Italy . . . Shakespeare . . . but no romance?Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson, she vows never to fall in love again. From now on she will control her own destiny, and every decision she makes will be highly reasoned and rational. She thinks Shakespeare would have approved.So when she is accepted to a summer Shakespeare symposium in Verona, Italy, Kate sees it as the ideal way to get over her heartbreak once and for all. She'll lose herself in her studies, explore ancient architecture, and eat plenty of pasta and gelato. (Plus, she'll be getting college credit for it—another goal accomplished!) But can even completely logical Kate resist the romance of living in a beautiful villa in the city where those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet met and died for each other? Especially when the other Shakespeare Scholars—in particular Giacomo, with his tousled brown hair, expressive dark eyes, and charming ways—try hard to break her protective shell?"In fair Verona, where we lay our scene . . . "While this sounds like a lot of fun, and it is, I do think that perhaps Suzanne Harper has taken on too much with this novel. There are six main characters, but I don’t really think we get to know any of them. Kate is in the spotlight more than the rest, but still not very much. Because Harper has to divide the story between all six of them, their motivations and personalities, everything that makes a character seem real, is just explained rather than really shown–she takes the easy way out. As a reader, I didn’t feel close to any of the characters, and didn’t feel like I knew them well. They were not well-developed.There’s some potential in this story, certainly. I do love books with fun settings, so a summer in Italy is perfect! However, this would have been a much better book if the author had focused on one of the couples, rather than all six characters, and let the reader really get to know them, switching viewpoints. This is making me wish for what might have been! With some changes, this could have been a great book rather than a mediocre one. Especially if the ending had been less tidy. Real life is rarely tidy.The Juliet Club is enjoyable, but it could have been so much better.

  • Karen
    2018-09-27 02:50

    In order to take a break from reading nonfiction on Stalin's GULAGs, a friend loaned me a copy of the young adult novel, Juliet's Club. It's a fun summer read, but it's not complete fluff. It's fluff for young teens with a passion for the Bard.The book follows the serious, bookish American teen, Kate, as she spends a few weeks in Verona, attending a seminar on Romeo and Juliet. She forms frienships with two other Americans and three teens who are from Verona. The book's chapters are organized into scenes from five "acts." But that's not the only influence from Shakespeare. We get plot points from some of his plays including Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado about Nothing, and Midsummer's Night Dream. But we also get some direct quoting of play lines and sonnets. Readers either need to have background in Shakespeare or a great curiosity for the topic or they'll find these literary-rich passages distracting from the teenage romances struggling to bloom. This YA novel is not just instructive on the works of Shakespeare. It actually serves as a "How To" guide for the socially awkward. Many scenes depict teens teaching each other how to flirt more effectively. I admit that I could have used such a guide during high school since I was too clueless to figure this out by direct observation. It was fun but not too light. The romance is definitely rated G. I was a bit too old for the target audience, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

  • Alyssa
    2018-10-02 05:29

    In the honor of full disclosure, I DNF'd this book at page 217. That's more than half way through so I'd say that I gave it a fair shot.I wasn't into the story line and I REALLY wasn't into the characters. In this book, a handful of teenagers win a trip to Verona, Italy after entering into a Shakespeare essay contest. During their trip, they need to complete a four week seminar on Romeo and Juliet. BUT, instead of actually studying the text, their entire seminar is based around answering letters sent to Juliet from love sick people around the world...I know, I know.But that isn't the worst of it. In this book, literally every single character (except the adults but hey, maybe I DNF'd too soon) are in cahoots to convince ANOTHER character that he or she is in love with someone else. It was just... the most ridiculous book. Okay, maybe not the MOST ridiculous book but it was pretty bad. Maybe I would have enjoyed this when I was 13 but as an adult... I just don't believe that teenagers are smart enough to pull off the twisted plot.It was just stupid and I'm done. And it doesn't help that I've been drinking American honey for a couple of hours now. I'll regret this in the morning.

  • Sara
    2018-09-30 02:47

    Completely and utterly perfect in every way. I really loved how the author incorporated Romeo and Juliet into the story, and how she talked about the Juliet Club. I thought it was quite interesting on how many people wrote to Juliet for advice on romance. I loved how the characters grew from the beginning to how they ended up. I mean Giacomo was cocky and a little self absorbed, but as the story progressed he turned into a guy who is caring and true. I loved Kate!!! I loved how she was annoyed by everyone but then grew to sort of accept people as not completely annoying. I wept with joy when Kate and Giacomo's plan of them faking being in love turned into them really being in love! I simply loved it! I thought the ending was perfect, I don't think it gets much better than all the characters living happily ever after. I loved how everyone was sort of a FOIL for each other. Kate was a little shy, but she knew what she was doing. Benny was sweet, but a little jealous. Giacomo was cocky, but a little sweet as well. Silvia was scary and brooding on the outside, but was brilliant and kind on the inside. Tom was pretty quiet on the outside, but he was heartfelt on the inside. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a love story that doesn't end in a huge tragedy, but it ends pretty well. Please read, you won't regret it.

  • Jenny Hui
    2018-10-07 03:33

    I loved it.These elements made it all the more enjoyable:1. Complicated love polygon (Giacomo loves Kate, who also loves him back; Lucy also had a mini-crush on Giacomo, although in the end she ended up with Benno; Benno has a crush on Lucy, but he thinks she is in love with Tom; Tom is in love with Silvia, who seems to have a history with Giacomo (although Tom and Silvia are together in the end).2. The letter element--writing letters of advice that actually helped the protagonists in the end.3. A misunderstanding (or two!)--Kate thinking Giacomo wrote the letter when actually Benno did...4. Humorous background commentary--Sarah and Annie5. The Foreign Element! (Descriptions of Verona, Italy...)6. A practical joke--the old "pretend-to-fall-in-love-then-actually-fall-in-love" we've all read about somewhere.7. Well-balanced out characters: Tom, the carefree surfer dude. Lucy, your typical optimistic Southern Beauty Queen. Silvia, the tough rebel girl who actually has a soft side, and real reason for being that way (the triplets Giovanni, Lorenzo, and Rosie). Giacomo, your gorgeous Italian player. Benno, the clumsy clown of the group. And finally Kate, the serious and studious one who despises love and all its forms, but who also "transforms" in the end.

  • Holly
    2018-09-19 07:52

    I think I bought this over my Spring Break back in March and I just now got around to reading it. It's actually kind of cool leaving unread books on my shelf. I like knowing there's a treasure there, lurking in the shadows of my favorite books.Kate's heart has been broken before, so now she knows love is a folly and utterly useless. She's heading to Italy to spend a month in a Shakespeare Seminar on Romeo and Juliet, taught by her dad's arch-nemesis. Kate knows better than to fall for the charms of fellow classmate Giacomo, a boy as arrogant as he is handsome. But when a planned prank by the others in the class goes awry, Kate begins to see that maybe Giacomo isn't as bad as she originally thought.The pages flew beneath my fingers. I like The Bard, don't get me wrong, but I can't quote his plays as flawlessly as these kids could. I'm lucky if I get the famous lines right.I can completely see Kate's side the argument most of the time, but I think she can be quite wrong too. And by "argument", I suppose I mean her general love life outlook.I thought it was cute. A little fluffy, but that doesn't hurt anyone. It was just a fun summer read. And quite a lot like the movie Letters To Juliet.

  • Anna
    2018-09-27 23:52

    Did you know that Il Club di Giuletta (the Juliet Club) which dispenses love advice was founded in Verona in 1972? I thought this novel was hokey at first, but I grew to like it. Sixteen-year-old Kate Sanderson has been dumped by her boyfriend and is therefore resigned to forever forego romance, and so when she finds out that she has won a contest to particpate in Shakespeare seminars on "Romeo and Juliet" in Verona, she jumps at the opportunity to forget her feckless boyfriend and embark on serious academic study of the Bard. Her expectations for a logical and romance-free summer are dashed when she discovers that her symposium will be comprised of writing back to the lovelorn in the Juliet Club, comprised of beside herself: Benno and Giacomo, two Italian boys the opposite of each other, the former plain and clumsy, and the latter handsome and arrogant; Silvia, Verona Goth; Tom, California Golden Boy; and Lucy, Southern Belle. Each member of the club, however, breaks out of stereotype--Italians become infatuated with their fellow Americans and vice versa.

  • Mariela
    2018-10-03 02:38

    p.215But if true love meant anything it meant that you wanted your beloved to have what she most desired.Its love, love makes fools of us all. but when we are in love, being a fool is the most amazing place to be. i myself, am in love. Deeply that my heart beats faster by the mere thoght of his name, my spirits rise by the curve of his smile and happiness over comes like a wave of an ocean. "Romeo, Romeo, where art tho Romeo?" Open your eyes, he's right ther in front of you. A wonderfull book to read at the gaze of twilight to the peak of morning. The time of magic, love, and dreams come alived. Yes, I'm a dreamer.

  • Syndy
    2018-09-28 06:53

    This book is great. Suzanne Harper does a fantastic job in my opinion, by distinguishing each character with their own unique personality, therefore making each character seem realistic. You also encounter tons of imagery in her writing as you continue on in the book. You learn a lot of information regarding Shakespeare and his poetry. After reading this book you'd be very interested in him and and you'd also be hungry for more of his pieces. If you're also into romantic books, this book will be a great choice. The protagonist Kate has had horrible luck with romance but when she arrives in Italy everything changes.

  • Rachel Harris
    2018-09-25 02:54

    I loved this story. So much that I want to read it all again, just so I can spend more time with the characters and live through them vicariously in arguably one of the most beautiful countries on earth--Italy.Set in Verona, the birthplace of my beloved Romeo and Juliet, the novel follows three young couples as they learn about Shakespeare and fall in love. Fans of the classic tragedy/love story and the movie Letters to Juliet will not be disappointed.

  • emma grace
    2018-10-08 03:36

    I really enjoyed how the book mimicked the actual play of Romeo and Juliet. I only wish there had been a little more of the book; it ended too soon! Ever since seeing the movie "Letters to Juliet" (which I loved ;) ) I have kind of developed an obsession for all things Italian; and all things Romeo and Juliet! I have a few more books on my shelf that follow these requirments...Now I want to go to Verona! A very fun read!

  • Caitlyn Shanes
    2018-10-06 07:31

    I have trouble believing that some people actually disliked this book. From the moment I read the summary I was entranced. I knew I wanted to read this. I loved the book and couldn't put it down. While some people believed I shouldn't have liked this book, I did. I am a massive fan of young adult fluff and this was right up my alley. I loved the characters, the plot, and found every aspect of the book wonderful. Perhaps I should consider the Juliet club for my own romance related problems.

  • RubyRidingHood
    2018-09-18 00:41

    I absolutely adored this book! O, how I long for a sequel! It was so cute, clever, well-written, and fluffy but not-too-fluffy. It had superb vocabulary, and great Shakespeare quotes all over the pages. So delightful! This turned out to be a pleasant surprise - I thought it was going to simply be a fluffy, pleasure read, but it ended up being much higher quality! I loved it! :D

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-19 02:31

    It was cute and fluffy. YA chick lit. Some parts were a little much, or over the top, but it kind of goes with the territory, really. What I thought was really cool, was that the author included Juliet's address in case you wanted to write your own Juliet letter. Pretty neat.

  • Laura
    2018-09-19 23:53

    This book was not fantastic. It was not bad either. But only okay. The writting was excellent...but for some reason it was missing one ingrediant. I didnt enjoy this book... but enought to finish it..

  • Amanda J
    2018-10-14 01:53

    This book has a predictable plot and is filled with romantic cliches - but that should be expected. It's best to set all that aside, suspend your disbelief and enjoy this sugar-coated YA novel for what it is: a simple but charming love story full of happy endings.

  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    2018-09-26 03:35

    I read this a few years ago when I was in high school. I remember liking it, so I am giving it a 4 star review? I don't know how I would feel about it now, but I do remember enjoying it when I first read it.4 / 5 Fangs

  • Kathryn Cooper
    2018-10-17 03:35

    Loved loved loved this book! If you want a cute and clean romance check this book out.Clean Teen Fiction's review of The Juliet club

  • Jaci
    2018-09-25 06:48

    I don't really have much to say about this book. It was pretty good, nothing amazing. I did enjoy it but also found it pretty boring, it took me super long to read because I kept putting it on hold. Didn't really care that much about the characters, but it was alright.

  • Fernanda Leite
    2018-10-10 02:30

    OMG.I want to go to Verona.I want to meet all of the characters.I want a dress like Kate's.Favorite.

  • Shauna
    2018-09-25 05:50

    Sweet. Ties itself neatly into the play its characters analyze. Its a fun light read. No stress. Just a good time for any reader, lover of Shakespeare or not.

  • Anne
    2018-10-16 04:57

    well. kate freakin pisses me off! shes a snob! and the end is so boring. i hate it when authors just cut of like that! i mean give me some details!

  • Jennifer Showalter -MAMA Bookasaurus
    2018-10-02 04:37

    See me at http://mamabookasaurus.blogspot.com • TWITTER: @MAMABookasaurus • Facebook, Myspace, Tumblr & Book Blogs as: MAMA BookasaurusTECHNICALLY 3.9 ROUNDED to 4It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... oh wait.. sorry, wrong author. But it is appropriate for the novel. Young people falling desperately in love... and trying to get that person to even notice them. Sigh. Let's face it. We have ALL been there. Ouch.This novel really grew on me. It was a bit slow and remote but as the story progressed it really grew tentacles and attached itself to my heart. Hmmm... maybe that is the wrong metaphor. How about it was a dessert I ordered, expecting it to chocolate pie but getting a chocolate cheese cake with ginger mixed in. It was different, and I had to get over my expectations. Once I learned to appreciate it for what it was I really enjoyed it. I kept comparing it to the movie LETTERS TO JULIET, so that didn't help me.I tend to be a first person POV (Point Of View) lover, so I was pleasantly surprised to see how much I enjoyed it. The writing was somewhat remote so it took me a long time to emotionally connect with the characters. Once I did, I was completely entranced. They seemed superficial at first, but that gave way to more complexity (to SOME of the characters) than I gave them credit for. Granted, they didn't get nearly to the level of depth that I wanted, but overall was somewhat satisfactory. The references and quotes from Shakespeare were wonderful and they lent to the overall plot. However, if you are not into "The Bard" or literary-rich passages, you might find your eyes glossing over.There were a few unexpected surprises and a good dose of wit that bumped it from a three to four rating. I just wish there was more meat to the story and more character development. That only really happened towards the very end of the story.The fact that they were there on Scholarship was fine. However, the fact that some got there through less than stellar means was not. Plus, Harper never really expounded on that story. It was just touched upon so in the end. I think it would have been better to have cut that line out of the book. All the students were expected to read and respond to letters for help written to Juliet. Great... OK. But naming it after the club that reads the letters was inappropriate. The story reminded me of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, so a spin on that would have been more appropriate. At least use some other reference about Juliet. What I find unrealistic is the fact that these students get an all expense paid trip for a month and the head of the program only bothers to show up for the first 5 minutes of class. Sorry, but not happening. She may be flighty and self-absorbed, but she would have to be more involved in the class. In reflection, I was bothered by all the adults portrayed save Grandmother. Again, I want to bang my head in frustration over the lack of time given to the characters, their dialogue and development. One other thing that bothered me was at several point she has Kate looking out a window or in a street and the world turns "Disneyland Fairy Tale" before her. They just seemed to be weird speed bumps in the story. The ensemble cast just needed to aged more like a fine wine to really make this book sing. Kate's father was an odd, bewildering addition to the cast that disrupted the flow. Giacomo's mother wasn't realistic in her behavior... other than her treatment of her son. Her practical abandonment of him, constantly dumping him off on Grandmother was organic, thoughtful and brutally honest. One of the secondary characters was tragically cursed with the superficial-brainless-ditzy-blond-haired-blued-eyed-southern-chick cliche. You know.. typical Barbie.. but with the twang accent. It was a real shame that the author used such stale typecast personas.I appreciate how Harper approaches the whole socially awkward teen idea. The fact that she takes so many characters with different personalities and can still make all of them awkward in their own way is delightful. It was a realistic take on how dreadful first teen crushes are. (Shuddering from own personal demonic teen memories.) This book was fun, airy and overall delightful. With a richly described Italian backdrop, it is definitely worth reading. It had historically rich lit references mixed with typical airhead teen behavior. How much you enjoy it will depend on what you put more emphasis on. Overall I would say it is a charming summer read that you will be pleased with! ENJOY!

  • Regan Heredia
    2018-09-23 04:35

    In the fictional novel, "The Juliet Club," by Suzanne Harper, the main character, Kate, wins a trip to Italy to study Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Kate has vowed never to fall in love again because she wanted to be able to control her future. However, all hope of keeping this vow is lost once Kate meets and spends time with Giacomo, a Shakespeare scholar also studying Romeo and Juliet. Over the course of the book Kate falls for Giacomo, unintentionally, and learns about how Romeo and Juliet relates to our current lives. I highly recommend this book and seriously hope that a sequel comes out to finish Kate and Giacomo's story. People who enjoy romance and funny books might really like this book.

  • Genna Merrick
    2018-10-01 03:51

    "Given enough time, even the impossible becomes possible."What a note to end this book on. I rather enjoyed the tale of Kate and Giacomo. Two complete opposites who were almost fated to be together. I loved how alll the characters were compelling and each carried their own story. I would love to read more. I wanna know what happens to each couple as their magic summer in Italy ends. Harper created a magical world that I want to know more about and I almost wish I could be there myself. I wanna know more about the real Juliet club as well. I loved that she included a way to write to them and where to find more information. What a great read.