The Juliet Club

The Juliet Club

by Suzanne Harper
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DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
When I picked this up I originally thought that it was another tie-in to the new movie on Juliet, but dont be fooled, it is not. The main character Kate is a heartbroken junior in high school who won a summer study program in Italy to study Shakespeare right after having the worst humiliation of her life at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. She goes to Italy with her father(who also is a Shakespeare scholar and a teacher at the program) with the intent to study and have nothing to do with the male population of Verona. She makes a good effort at trying to close her heart, but the beauty of Verona and the country of Italy makes her start to soften. The book is cleverly lad out in sections just like a Shakespeare play and there is alot of Italian spoken and the scenes are described so vividly that you feel as if you are really on holiday in Verona. The changes Kate goes thru in the book from being a severe heartbroken girl into someone who opens her heart once more to love brings tears to anyones eyes. There are many sub plots in this story to keep track of, but the entertaining plot of Silvia and Benno(two of the other Italian students) plotting to make Kate and Giacomo fall in love as a farce backfires when they learn of the plot and go ahead and stage their own romance. Truly the romance between Kate and Giacomo feels real and so does all the other interactions with the characters. This is a great book for anyone who loves romance as well as a taste of literary history thrown in for good measure. Ms. Harper has done alot of homework regarding the true Juliet Club but does not over-glorify the real work that the Club does. Instead it is mearly the real backdrop on a terrific romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book deserves without a doubt five stars. If you don't want to believe me then fine. Listen to the others. I normally don't like romance but I found this book very captivating and with an interesting plot. It can be really amusing at times. It is perfect for people 12 years and older and it seems so real, characters, details, dialogue and all, that many people can connect to it. Also, in a way, it gives answeres to many real life problems (you'll see how once you get about halfway through the book). Sure, it's romance, but that doesn't mean it is horrible. I wasn't very excited to read it (I had no other books) but I think it definately made it to my top five favorite books. You should TOTALLY read it, 'cause I LOVED it and I am very picky about my books, especially this type. READ IT!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story truely reflects what new and young love is like. You must overcome your doubts and compromise to experience the bumpy road of love and finding yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adored this book! It was beautifully written and I've read it so many times and never have I gotten tired of it! I loved the plot and it makes me want to go to Italy and find a romance there myself! Its a really great read for a romantic! And also it isn't "boring" or "confusing" just because it deals with Shakespeare, so give this book a chance! Its worth every penny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good in a sense of shallowness and frivolous details. I also found it amazingly cheesey sometimes. Overall, this book was slightly enjoyable, but don't waste your money on the nook book, check it out from the library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing read! It reminded me a lot of the movie Letters to Juliet which I absolutely love! A must read!
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
This book sat on my desk all year waiting for me to get around to reading it--and I'm so glad I finally did! Suzanne Harper's writing is a real treat. This book has loads of fun characters, interesting subplots, and a healthy dollop of Shakespeare to round it all off. Nothing earth-shattering (or even surprising) happens here; it's just a well-written and fun read to while away your summer with.
mamafox More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because I am a Shakespeare fan and thought it looked like fun. Kate Sanderson, the heroine, is a very practical girl who has everything in her life organized and planned out to the last detail. She has wonderful friends who support her and like her for who she is, but are good enough friends to tell her she needs to lighten up. When she is chosen to attend a Shakespeare symposium, she is thrilled to get the chance to travel and see the place her favorite author was inspired by and wrote about often. Her friends, who are very humorous, are excited because they are sure she will fall in love while she is there. They make a bet and follow her exploits through the emails she sends about her adventures. The friends she meets in Italy are equally humorous and provide Kate with a lot of entertainment. They are all very different people and the combination of personalities the author has created work well together. I found that I came to have a picture of each of them in my head due to the details woven into the story. I especially like Giacomo, the boy Kate is pushed toward by all of her friends, who is the exact opposite of Kate. He has a charm that is irresistible- even to sensible Kate. The storyline is sometimes predictable, but it is still an enjoyable read. Lots of smiles and laughs move the story along. Despite thinking I knew what was going to happen, I was surprised by some twists and turns that led to interesting developments in the story. This is worth the read, if for nothing else than to enjoy the descriptions of Verona, Italy and the lines from Shakespeare's plays. I also love that there really is a group in Italy who responds to letters written to Juliet asking for advice on love.
prettybrowneyes More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was awesome because it had Shakespeare scholars and professors in the story.
BooksLoverForever More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. I really loved the story it told. When a girl with a broken heart named Kate heads to Verona, Italy for the summer, she is not swept up by the magic of the beautiful city. She is cold and focused but she may just get more than she bargained for when she meets the charming, but flirtatious, Giacomo. This book is charming and will make you laugh.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
THE JULIET CLUB is about six teenagers taking a Shakespeare Seminar in Verona, Italy, which is the same place where the famous Romeo and Juliet is set. The three Americans, Tom, Lucy, and Kate, are winners of a Shakespeare essay contest and have traveled halfway around the world to attend the seminar. They're all excited, for different reasons, to be spending a month in the beautiful country of Italy. The other three teenagers, Benno, Giacomo, and Silvia, all live in Verona and happen to be studying at the seminar.

Each of the teenagers is very different from the rest. Kate is very educated and her father is a noted Shakespeare scholar, who just happens to be the main rival of Francesca Marchese, who will be teaching Kate's seminar. Kate, who's still suffering from a broken heart whether she'll admit it or not, plans to spend the summer studying and discussing Shakespeare even more than before. Lucy, a friendly, bubbly, and beautiful southern, is crazy with happiness about being in Italy. Unlike the girls, Tom doesn't seem interested at all in Shakespeare, but more in playing soccer (football). Benno is happy and ready to work for whoever will pay him. Giacomo, Benno's best friend and the boy all of the girls fall for, is less than thrilled about going to the seminar, but his mother insists. Silvia is an angry but beautiful girl who gives off the vibe to stay away from her. Somehow, these six very different teens end up together in Italy, where romance is always blooming.

During the seminar, they are to act out scenes from the play and to answer letters written from Juliet's point of view, because hundreds of teens throughout the world write to her every year about their love problems. But the teens are not only studying love - they're experiencing it. Their lives are filled with the same experiences of falling in love, heartbreak, and jokes that Shakespeare's plays were filled with.

This book had a fun setting, great characters, and a whole lot of potential. The thing is, it switched points of view so often, and focused on so many relationships, that it was hard to keep track and relate to the characters. But even so, I'm still looking forward to reading Ms. Harper's previous books and any books to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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Crazy_Brunette More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! I have read 'The Juliet Club' about 5 times, and I don't usually reread books. My sister bought it and she liked as well, but since I loved it so much she actually gave it to me when she went off to college, I would recommend this book to anyone that really don't like Romeo and Juliet, mainly because if you do like it then you'd "Oh it's another Romeo and Juliet type book, they're gonna fall in love at first sight, and create this whole scandal!", but no I think this book it more realistic, and that's why I love it so much
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TheButler More than 1 year ago
This book's plot was rater interesting to me. I found that it didn't focus as much on "main character" as much as it did the different character plots going on. If you are looking for an escape in another country during the summer and with romance, this is the book to read. it isn't like Letters to Juliet despite the subject matter and title! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast, fun read.
thegirlintheglasses More than 1 year ago
Romantic, Shakespeare inspired stories are always lots of fun. It was kind of predictable, but it was a sweet story with a wonderful journey. A beautiful, feel-good book I definitely recommend.
Julietta64 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!! The setting really makes the book! Italy !! Who wouldnt want to read a book about an american girl falling in love with an italian boy! It is like what every girl wants their experience at Italy to be!! Soo romantic! It is a great book to read during the summer!
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