Book Reviews

Romeo & What’s Her Name Review



Title: Romeo and What’s Her Name

Author: Shani Petroff

Format: Kindle Edition

Published: February 7, 2017  by Swoon Reads

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Reading Period: August 3, 2017

Rating: ★★★★☆


Understudies never get to perform

. . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s just:
a) Shakespeare is HARD,
b) Amanda, aka the “real” Juliet, makes her run errands instead of lines, and
c) there’s no point because Amanda would never miss the chance to be the star of the show.

Then, Amanda ends up in the hospital and Emily, as the (completely unprepared!) understudy, has to star opposite the guy of her dreams. Oops?



Romeo and What’s Her Name is one of my anticipated books. After its release I’m dying to read it but because of so many books in my TBR up for review, I didn’t get a chance to read it because I need to prioritize at that time. Now that I’ve decided to read it because I honestly don’t feel like reading any books in my NetGalley now and I know this book is light and entertaining.

This is my second SwoonReads books that I read. I thought it is going to disappoint me like how the first SwoonReads book that I have read. So I’m surprise that this book is better than the first Swoon Reads novel that I’ve recently read.

Emily likes Wes Rosenthal to the point that she “stalks” him online. To impress Wes and not to get a failing grade in English, Emily decided to audition as Juliet in the school play and unbelievable things happen.

I can imagine myself as Emily. We have similar characteristics towards our crush. As I read this book, I reminisce how I act towards my crushes before such as how I panic or squeal or don’t talk at all or talk nonsense in front of my crush. My friends are also very “supportive” in front of my crush because they keep on teasing me. It takes a lot of courage, bravery and perseverance before I could utter the right words in front of my crush before. Like Emily, I did unbelievable things just to get the attention of my crush.

Romeo and What’s Her Name is in slow-paced but well-written though some parts are cliché (but those parts didn’t hinder me stop reading but instead I find them adorable). I’m very much entertained to Emily’s personality. Plus, who wouldn’t find Emily and Wes chemistry likable? They are lovable!

I kind of knew how this will end but I’m curious how Emily will confess her feelings. The story is cute, funny and entertaining. Anyone who’s in high school has a crush and has same personality like Emily can totally relate to this story. I recommend Romeo and What’s Her Name for those readers who are looking for something light, funny and entertaining.

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