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posted by Anonymous on October 21, 2007Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted August 14, 2008
I Would NOT Recommend This
This book is by far one of the worst books I've read. It seems to me that it was a recreation of Romeo and Juliet, except it wasn¿t between two feuding families who had forgotten why they hated each other in the first place, which was what made it tragic. No, instead, it¿s between the members of two rival football teams. Normally, I like adaptations of Shakespearian plays. But this had almost nothing in common except that two people liked each other. Their love was not the unfathomable love of Romeo and Juliet, who were so enamored of each other that they would rather be dead together than alive apart, but instead the trivial love of high-school sweethearts. True, it does display a lot of teen angst, which most teens love reading about, but to me it seemed very unrealistic. Especially during the ending where you find out something about Amber, that just didn¿t seem like it would happen in real life. It was also very slow, making it hard for me to read. Normally I can read books of that page number in an hour or less, but to actually absorb it all I had to take notes and re-read things, which I've never had to do before. There were a lot of grammatical errors that may slow down some readers as well. The details about where she lives and different things about her family, town and friends were given out in small spurts. Normally in books you have the first few chapters and you can practically see the town, but in this book, the first 2 chapters tell you very little about the town except the things that happen on the farm. Also, the book was based around boys. I know that the majority of girl teens can only think about boys, boys, boys, but it gets annoying when that happens in a book, too! When I picked this book up to do my summer reading for 8th grade this fall, I was expecting something completely different. It says that she learns to talk, but she¿s always known how to talk, she simply chose not to. Now, with all of this teenage angst of a so-called Romeo and Juliet romance, she decides to actually speak to people - however, deciding to speak because she thinks people might actually listen, and learning to speak are two completely different things. Even with all of this angst, she does not actually converse much more than a normal human - and certainly not more than a stereotypical teenager - however, her feelings are written in excruciating detail. The review from Publisher's weekly on the back of the book proclaims it a Romeo and Juliet. However, I don't believe Romeo would have fallen out of love with Juliet merely because she wished to try out for her school's football team.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 28, 2007
I hated this book. It was extremely boring and seemed not to go anywhere. I usually read books in about 2 weeks, but it took me about 6 weeks to read this book.I would DEFENITLY not recommend this book to anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2014
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