Playing Juliet by JoAnne Stewart Wetzel -- For as long as she's been involved with the Oakfield Children's Theatre, Beth has dreamed of someday playing the role of Juliet. She knows she's not ready yet, but with a few more years of experience, she thinks she might have a chance. But she may not get a few more years of experience, because it's rumored that the theatre will have to close. Can Beth and her friends find a way to save the theatre -- or will her dream role remain only a dream?
This was a
fun light read in a setting that I, as a theatre nerd, appreciated. I
felt that Beth's Shakespeare knowledge was a bit beyond her years (it's a
rare 12-year-old indeed who can grasp the complexities of Shakespeare's
language without help), but that didn't take me out of the story. Young
readers who enjoy books with a theatrical setting will eat this one up.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)