There’s a show based on this novel. I started watching the show before I decided I wanted to read the book. Needless to say, it was a good novel.
Soon to be an ABC TV show by producer Shonda Rhimes! Still Star-Crossed follows the aftermath of the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.
In fair Verona, enemies still walk the streets.
Two news hearts. Same two families.
The fight to the altar is about to happen.
All. Over. Again.
This homage to the classic Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet will have readers pining for a star-crossed love of their very own.
Okay, I actually loved Romeo and Juliet when I read it my first year of high school, like 20 million years ago (not really). It’s only been about 6 years. I always wondered what happened afterward. I have a compulsion for wanting an epilogue to what happens to the other character.
Onto this novel.
It focused on Rosaline Capulet and Benvolio Montague. And there’s trouble brewing in Verona. And apparently, it has to do a lot with what Romeo and Juliet did. But some really don’t want peace.
There appears to be a bunch of love triangles, obviously since it’s a drama.
Anyway, if you have seen the show, the book is pretty much the same. Well, kind of. If you haven’t seen the show on ABC or read the novel, go check it out, it’s actually pretty great.
So the differences between the book and the show… as we know, most of the time TV tends to age the characters. They’re in their teens in the novel. That’s actually one of the more common differences in books and book-based shows.
Another is the whole Ghost thing going on with Lord Capulet. Then again, it’s TV and you got to keep things interesting.
But yeah not much that different. I’m honestly not shocked by the ending of the book. It’s a romance, hello. Actually, I didn’t enjoy Prince Escalus being manipulative. That was a crappy move Escalus.
So I totally would go on about the book like I normally do, but it has been a few months since I read it.
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