Book Review: Twisted Lit Reinvents Romeo & Juliet in ANYONE BUT YOU

Anyone but you book coverLove and Pizza…and Shakespeare! That’s what authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes have cooked up Chicago-style in ANYONE BUT YOU, book three of their popular Twisted Lit series for young adults. Each of the stand-alone books takes a classic Shakespearean story and spins it into a modern tale that is fresh and fun for today’s teen (or anyone in the mood for an entertaining, light summer read).

For Anyone But You, it is the love story of Romeo and Juliet, but the authors do much more than simply transport the star-crossed pair to present day. They also flash back to the 1930s and ’40s to uncover what originally caused the feud between the families and offer a satisfying alternate ending to the original’s tragic conclusion.

Best of all, it doesn’t matter if you know the complete Romeo and Juliet story or not. If you do, you’ll have the added fun of seeing the smart ways they reinvent characters and events to parallel the original, but if you don’t, you’ll get a clever, sweet, and altogether charming tale of young love and the power it has to overcome all odds.  More


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