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Anyone But You: The Third in the Twisted Lit Series Hardcover – January 1, 2014

Book 3 of 3 in the Twisted Lit Series

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Product Details

  • Series: Twisted Lit
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Merit Press (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440570019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440570018
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The tragic rift...comes to life with...a much more satisfying...resolution than the Bard's original tragic tale. Certain moments...are...heartbreakingly lovely. This story will resonate with teens as well as adults." --USA Today Happy Ever After

"A funny, fresh, and wholly original take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet...pure perfection!" --Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Two of a Kind and A Wedding in Great Neck

"With all the intrigue, drama, and tragedy of the real thing, Askew and Helmes make you fall as hard for Roman and Gigi as you did for Romeo and Juliet." --Kerry Cohen, author of Easy and It's Not You, It's Me

"I did really enjoy this book. I laughed, I cried, I had a nice time with it.... I've recommended the series before, this book just re-enforces that recommendation." --Ariel Avalon

"I have to say that the Twisted Lit ladies were really on their game with this one. There were so many moments that I recognized as inspired by the play, but which fit so perfectly into the new story that they created." --Drown My Books

"These two authors focus on the messages and warnings written within the classic plays and then present them in ways that teenagers...will want to devour.... The humour is palpable and the genius of the storylines is proven with every page." - Confessions of a Book Addict

"Anyone But You is a great young adult read and may be a helpful resource for students studying Romeo and Juliet." --Vancouver Family Magazine

About the Author

Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are the authors of Tempestuous and Exposure, the first two acclaimed novels in the Twisted Lit series, modern retellings of the Shakespearean classics The Tempest and Macbeth. They live in California, where Amy is a weekly contributor to The Rundown, a free daily e-mail service that keeps subscribers informed on what's new and cool in LA. Follow Amy on Twitter @amyhelmes. Kim is a content manager for the Webby-winning teen site www.FashionClub.com. Follow Kim on Twitter @kaskew.

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I love them both individually and I love their friendship too.
melannie @ Books Are Vital
I have been looking forward to reading Anyone But You as I enjoyed the first two books in this series and because it's a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
TSherm
This book is awesome because it gives you multiple perspectives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaylia3 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 18, 2014
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This smart, gripping, sigh-inducing update of Romeo and Juliet takes on serious issues but still manages to be fun. Anyone But You is the third entry in the wonderful Twisted Lit series based on Shakespeare--each story is independent and doesn’t need to be read in sequence--and so far the books just keep getting better and better.

Gigi Caputo and Roman Monte are Chicago teenagers whose feuding families own Italian restaurants that are just blocks apart. No one remembers how or why the feud started, but the back and forth sabotage by some of the hotheaded younger family members has gotten increasingly intense. When Gigi and Roman meet there are instant sparks, but the authors do a great job of making their mutual attraction credible and something you care about by deepening their connection beyond initial chemistry.

Chapters alternate between the present day with Gigi and Roman, and the 1930’s-1940’s which is when their great grandfathers were best friends before the feud began. Like the other two books in this series, Anyone But You has a vivid sense of place, rich with details that set and individuate the times and locations without long paragraphs of descriptions to bog down the story. Gigi works at her family’s restaurant and you can see the checkered tablecloths, smell the marinara, and feel the heat of the kitchen. The chapters with the great grandfathers as up and coming young men bring their older Italian neighborhood to life, incorporating the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and WWII into the plot and allowing us to see the world through their eyes.

The plot and characters take inspiration from Shakespeare’s play, but there’s plenty of innovation which kept me in suspense about the outcome.
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Imagine a feud lasting for generations. None of the current family members have any idea why there has been a rift, a hatred, really, between the Caputo and Monte families, but they take turns lobbing pranks at each other, the latest happening just at the Caputos are struggling to keep customers coming to their old-fashioned Chicago Italian restaurant. The false alarm and subsequent deluge from the fire sprinklers did more damage than just dousing their customers and a restaurant reviewer with cold water. They were counting on a positive report to bring in more patrons.

The Caputos have a grand reopening under the guise of a Sweet 16 party for their daughter, Gigi. Her father has had to get an investor to help get them back on track, but, unbeknownst to him, it comes with a price. Gigi is expected to date the money man's son, Perry, an insufferable boor who'd rather discuss his digestive issues and who assumes Gigi will be thrilled to have him. In the middle of all of this, Gigi sees him. Some boy she has never laid eyes on before crashes her party, and when Perry starts to talk about an upcoming date that Gigi has not agreed to, this mystery boy swoops in and takes her away.

It's not until later that her furious cousins/protectors tell her the bad news...this perfect boy is Roman Monte, the son of their sworn enemy.

Nick and Benny were best friends from the neighborhood, with Benny's optimism is tempered by Nick's caution. Benny's the outgoing one, always flirting, so sure of himself. Nick is deliberate and wary of new things. But that doesn't stop him from talking to the most beautiful girl in the world who he meets while scared to death on the Sky Ride. He takes a chance and asks to meet her later, and she says yes.
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Today, January 7th, 2014, was the coldest day in my memory, yet my heart has been warmed as I read along the story within the pages of Anyone But You. Anyone But You is based of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, which gave me an idea of what to expect. But sincerely, I can tell you that you won’t expect the kind of delightful story of two Italian families’ long history of managing restaurants and hating each other.

There are two stories intertwining in this book. One about Gigi Caputo and Roman Monte, who are two teens that have fallen in love despite their families complete despise of each other. I liked this story, Gigi was a reliable and likable young heroine and Roman was as swoon-worthy as they come. And although I am not crazy about instalove (actually, I almost always hate it), this time it was more than tolerable because every interaction between Gigi and Roman was sweet and adorable.

Now, the other story, the one about this kids great-grandfathers is one that I am sure will stay with me for a long time. Because this story was both heart-warming and heartbreaking and I cannot even think back to it without both smiling and spilling tears. I am absolutely certain that I had never felt more feelings within such a short span of time. I fell in love with Nick Caputo and Benny Monte as much as one person can possibly can. I love them both individually and I love their friendship too. I laughed and rejoice and suffered throughout all their story and I think I am permanently scarred upon finishing it. And mostly because there is nothing I would have done differently, because Kim and Amy did an exceptional job at making me understand from where they were coming from and to love them as they are.
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