Title: The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life.
Author: Dani Jansen.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: Second Story Press.
Page count: 211.
Release day: September 22nd 2020.
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Alison Green, desperate valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s her first big mistake. The second is accidentally saying Yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she’s crushing on Charlotte. Alison manages to stay positive, even when her best friend starts referring to the play as “Ye Olde Shakespearean Disaster.” Alison must cope with the misadventures that befall the play if she’s going to survive the year. She’ll also have to grapple with what it means to be “out” and what she might be willing to give up for love.
Average: 6.86 (which means 3 stars!)
This was such a fun read! I really have no other words for this book than fun haha!
I really enjoyed our main character Alison. She is doing her best to become the valedictorian, and so far it was going great. Until her Drama teacher asks her to produce this year’s school play, Midsummer Night´s Dream. She really wanted to do this and was very excited to start. She then realized her Drama teacher was not going to help her, and she needed to do a lot!
She now has to study for her classes, fix every thing for her school play, while also crushing hard on Charlotte. And of course keep her friends!
Besides seeing the main character struggle with all of this, I also quite enjoyed the side characters. They really added something to the story, without being annoying or anything!
I really enjoyed the authors writing, and would definitely be interested in seeing what she will write next!
I know this is a really short review, but I really recommend this book if you want a fun, queer romance!