The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Title: The Juliet Spell
Author: Douglas Rees

I wanted the role of Juliet more than anything. I studied hard. I gave a great reading for it—even with Bobby checking me out the whole time. I deserved the part.

I didn’t get it. So I decided to level the playing field, though I actually might have leveled the whole play. You see, since there aren’t any Success in Getting to Be Juliet in Your High School Play spells, I thought I’d cast the next best—a Fame spell. Good idea, right?

Yeah. Instead of bringing me a little fame, it brought me someone a little famous. Shakespeare. Well, Edmund Shakespeare. William’s younger brother.

Good thing he’s sweet and enthusiastic about helping me with the play…and—ahem—maybe a little bit hot. But he’s from the past. Way past. Cars amaze him—cars! And cell phones? Ugh.

Still, there’s something about him that’s making my eyes go star-crossed…




I’m not swooning over this book but it was an easy read.

Do you know those books where you’re not completely in love with it, but you don’t mind reading it because it is still okay to read?

This book was one.

It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t amazing. The idea of the book/plot was good, but I feel like it could have been executed so much better.

Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars

I’m still waiting for a book to give me a high butterfly rating because with a high butterfly rating, the book is most likely going to be better all around.

Book Boyfriend Rating: 3 stars

I feel like I might rather have Edmund has a friend than a boyfriend. At least he’s cute and interesting.

Age Recommendation: 13+





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