Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Anyone But You: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Twisted Lit #3) by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  This week I've chosen a book in a series that is a modern re-do of Romeo and Juliet.  While there seem to have been a few of these lately, I like how this series would be a good choice for teachers to use in their classroom alongside teaching the "real" Shakespeare stories.  As a teacher/librarian, I can think of all sorts of ideas that could be done with these in a classroom.  Without further ado, here is the blurb from Barnesandnoble.com:

Power, passion...and pizza

The Montes love Italian food. And they hate the Caputos, That's how it is. It's been that way for sixty years. Every time the Caputos start to get a reputation for great pizza (and who knows? It could be better than the Montes!) there's "an accident" and Cap's is knocked back on its knees. What nobody knows is that the family teenagers are sick of their parents acting like schoolyard bullies, when nobody even remembers why the fight started! Gigi Caputo and Roman Monte, the son and daughter, are secretly in love. Determined to put a stop to their parents' vicious feud, they risk their parents' livelihood and their own lives. In this nod to Romeo and Juliet, will love win? Or vendetta?
Sounds fun, huh?  I've only read the 2nd one in the series, Exposure, which was supposed to be a retelling of Macbeth, and you can read my review of that HERE.

And while you're here, don't forget to enter my awesome Fierce Reads giveaway, where there will be 5 winners, so there are 5 books you could win!!!

12 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this one before. I do love passion, power, and pizza!!!

    WOW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Who doesn't love those things? :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. OOh sounds very interesting, thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

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  3. Oh your blog is soooo cute!!! Thanks for stopping by mine today. This sounds very quirky LOL. I might give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation and I followed back!!


    Diayll @ Mother/Gamer/Writer

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    1. Glad it sounds good! Thanks for returning the favor!

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  4. This does sound like a fun read!!!

    Thanks for sharing <3

    Check out our Waiting on Wednesday

    Doris @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ohhh this sounds good! Great pick. :)

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  6. I'm such a sucker for food-themed books haha. I didn't realize that it was Romeo & Juliet re-telling & that this series are Shakespeare retelling, that's kinda fun. Thanks for sharing and stopping by Bookmunchies!

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    1. Yeah, it is definitely fun, and I could totally see how a teacher could use it to compare and contrast when they read the Shakespeare book.

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