Kissing Shakespeare (Hardback)
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Short Description for Kissing Shakespeare Although her parents are renowned Shakespearean actors, Miranda's performance in a school play is disastrous but before she can get away to hide, Stephen, a castmate, whisks her to sixteenth century England to meet--and save--the young Will Shakespeare.
- Published: 02 November 2012
- Format: Hardback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385741965 ISBN 10: 0385741960
- Sales rank: 331,350
Reviews for Kissing Shakespeare
A Romeo & Juliet Type of Tale
A book featuring William Shakespeare himself has all the makings of Romeo & Juliet. Miranda is from our world, our time. Stephen is from Shakespeare's world. These two are star-crossed and working together in hopes of keeping Shakespeare on the right track. The story started off quickly, wasting no time between introducing us to the main characters and moving through time. We didn't need to know much about Miranda and Stephen and their personalities in order to jump into the main focus of the storyline.
The one problem I had with the storyline was why Miranda would be going back in time with Stephen to try to not-alter history. Essentially that's what it boils down to. Shakespeare might not continue on his way to become a famous playwright. Usually time travel books say you shouldn't go back and change anything or else you could alter the future, which makes sense. Though this one says to go back in time in order to be sure the future isn't altered, which makes no sense to me at all. Maybe I missed something, but I went back to check and still couldn't find it.
That set aside, it was a cute and quick read. There wasn't a lot of depth and I figured out early on the majority of the mystery surrounding the story, so there wasn't a lot of wondering or looking forward to figuring out how things were going to happen. I was also left wondering how Stephen was going to explain Miranda's lack of presence after she went back to her own time.
If you are a fan of Shakespeare, I think that would be the main draw to read this book. You get to see the young Will a bit different than the older Shakespeare we often read about.
ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake. by Jessica