This book made me cry.
At the first few pages of reading the novel I was like “nyeeeeh”. I feel like its messing up the oh-so-romantic-and-tragiclove story that Shakespeare created (im a sucker for the whole Romeo andJuliet, yes), but at the same time, for unexplainable reasons, I felt drawntowards it.
The main focus of the book was Juliet; heremotions, her miseries,her hopes, her what-ifs and her being torn betweenthen-sweet now-bitter Romeo and new-found darling, Ben. The novel was so smartlyand creatively written that it could make you wonder and think. Even I myselfwas contemplating whether to believe she’d gone enough trouble for her oldhubby and vote for the new prince charming of her life or just stick with myoriginal dude.
As I went with my reading I felt reallyhooked with the magic of its story, of the reactions it caused me–the fury andadmiration I have for the bad bad Romeo, the puzzle of Juliet’s confusion and questionsand feeling myself liking the new man, Ben. The events were wonderfully spunthat the battle between the good (Juliet’s side), the bad (Romeo’s), and thecore of the story’s revolution (hello Ben) were able to produce a super uniquelove triangle filled with thrilling moments, creepy scenes, and humorousdialogues between mockeries.
Romeobeams as if Ive handed him his life, “You wont regret this, Juliet. You arestill the light in my darkness, the only beasuty I’ve…”
Helaughs. “A man has to try.”
The last part of the tale Stacey Jay hadwritten was the most spectacular. Its like you’re in a movie where all thoseevents are crashing into one big boom–Juliet accepting her inner regrets, themystery that’s haunting all of them, and the epic drama of sacrificing for truelove.