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Falling for Romeo Paperback – May 1, 2011
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them - all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Until the one day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Paperback | Kindle book
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That said, there are a few things that have distracted from the story content wise. One is that I came across the scene in which they are discussing Pride and Prejudice in English class and are debating the issue of "Kitty running away." As far as I know, Kitty never runs away, although Lydia does elope with Wickham.
Also, I read at one point that Katie was John's little sister, and Amber was Jennifer's, but later, Katie is referred to as Jennifer's sister. I am a little confused on this point.
In addition, the frequent and often rather obvious typos (and I don't mind a few, because I know how difficult it is to expunge them from a text) distracted my attention from the story.
All and all I enjoyed the novel, and have no problem with the story itself. (Although I wished the ending could be a little more fleshed out). I just wish someone had given the text the editing job it deserves!
Falling for Romeo is written so you can see the thoughts of the two main characters. John and Jennifer. John and Jenn grew up together living in houses right next door. They were best friends and you couldn't keep them apart until high school came around. Now things have changed. John and Jenn haven't talked and have grown very distant.
Jennifer is the type of girl who doesn't realize she is pretty. She thinks no one likes her and even though she can be shy around some people (not very often though) she definatley has her own opinions. Which are clearly stated in this book.
John, however, use to be the kid who was never noticed and no one ever looked at twice. Until he got a hair cut, toned his body and became the school hottie. Now, every girl drools over him and he has no clue why. Just like Jenn, he has no clue how beautiful he REALLY is. The book starts out on the set of the original play Romeo and Juliet. And who are these two, leading actors? Jenn and John! Jenn has always acted and John just tried out to be with Jenn, even though his friends think he was auditioning on a dare. This whole story takes you through the rehearsals and the off stage romances. Jenn doesn't know John likes her and John doesn't know Jenn likes him. This all must sound really cheesy, but it was a great book!
I read this story in one night exactly. It was insane!!!! I'm surprised I could even describe it in words, it's that good! I think every person should read it! And if you don't like it (yeah right!)... what's the worst that will happen? You put the book down and give it a bad review (yeah right!... again!Read more ›
First of all, I'm not going to talk substance yet, but there were a lot of typos. Jennifer was named "ennifer" once and there were numerous periods and other punctuations missing. Usually, I'm not hard on typos, but the substance of the book leaves me bitter.
I feel like the book robbed me of a story. Laurens throws two characters at you: Jennifer and John. I wanted to like Jennifer. I wanted to like John. I did not like either of them. Jennifer was too "miss-goody-two-shoes" and kept wanting to one-up John. John was too "Mr. Right" and "Mr. Perfect" that it was hard for me to view him as an actual 3D character.
Now, the plot. Laurens tells us that they once were friends and now they are no more. WHY? I spent the entire story wondering why they weren't friends. The chemistry in the book was not there. Rather than chemistry, there were only hormones.
AND the synopsis on the back is extremely misleading. Jennifer is supposed to have her first kiss on stage with John, but after her first kiss in the FIRST TWO PAGES, she's automatically a pro at kissing (even better than Mr. Football-Star who has kissed a million girls). UNLIKELY!
I could probably go on about why I hated this book. Now, usually I'll like just about any cute, young adult romance book. But this... was not cute at all. I wanted to roll my eyes at the characters. I really had to force myself to finish this book.
Please, please, please don't waste your time on this book. If you're adamant on reading this, BORROW IT and don't waste your money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jennifer and John have been neighbors and friends since childhood, but now that they’re in high school, things have changed. Read morePublished 21 months ago by StephTheBookworm
All and all I have no problem with the story. It was cute and it's quite a nicely written book.Published on January 11, 2014 by Jillian
This is not an exciting read at all. It is slow paced and there wasn't anything to keep the book interested. The book failed to capture my attention. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Annie
This book is so good I just could not stop reading it. Literary, I stayed up till 1:47 am on a school night. That's how good Falling for Romeo is. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Patricia Furger
This book was adorable and while little high school romance cheesy, I really liked it! Super good quick read...
Loved it! Where is the second? from wit I read they would b great for Hollywood. Seriously where is the second?Published on February 25, 2013 by Kit kat
4 out of 5 stars!!! I LOVED the chemistry between Jen & John!! Plus, finding out how close they were growing up it is kind of surprising they ever stopped being friends, but it... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Jess @ From Me to You ... Book Reviews
Author Jennifer Laurens has to be one of the best authors to portray in her writing the perfect blend of teen angst, romance and sweetness. Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by A. Jacobs