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Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's…

Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical…

by Lise Friedman

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First of all, this book is nothing like the movie.

I knew that going in but maybe a lot of people won't so I am trying to save many a soul from the disappointing experience I went through when I read [b:Under the Tuscan Sun|480479|Under the Tuscan Sun|Frances Mayes|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320524083s/480479.jpg|940760].

This book started out very promising. I was quickly enveloped in the brief explanation of how the Romeo & Juliet myth came to life. It was directly related to a class I was taking at the moment in Verona so I was doubly interested. However, from the middle to the end, it became boring. Like another reviewer said, it read more like a textbook. It also bugged me that none of the secretaries (all women) were named in the book.

Overall, a great read for those who are big fans of the play and want to know more about the city of Verona through the eyes of the Romeo & Juliet myth. ( )
  lapiccolina | Jun 23, 2017 |
Mr .Wonderful inspired me to read this after watching the movie. ( )
  jenniebooks | Jan 4, 2017 |
This beautifully written book is a testimony to the enduring love of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Having taught the play many times, it was enjoyable to read a bit about the history of the letter-writing phenomenon and learn about some of the places in Verona that have been associated with the play. ( )
  silva_44 | Jul 7, 2012 |
The Novel, Letters to juliet, encompasses the theme of following your heart because it can lead to finding your one true love. In the beginning, Sophie , the protaganist struggles with having a happy vacation as her fiance, Victor, is only focused on his carreer as a chef. She explores Verona, Italy and finds an interesting wall with several letters asking "Juliet" for advice on love. She finds out that there was a hidden letter inbetween the rocks and decides to write back to it after asking the group who writes back to all of the letters approve. Throughout the middle he/she preserves by going on a journey to find the woman named, Claire, who wrote the letter to her love , Lorenzo Batolini, but he never wrote back. Along the way meeting Claire's grandson, Charlie, and together, they slowly create disliking feelings for eachother. By the end he/she has learned that true love can be found anywhere at anytime and by helping Claire find her true love she noticed that her true love was Charlie.

(176pgs/176pgs) ( )
  tristan10 | Nov 12, 2010 |
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To Tony and Erminio...amore
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Like most siblings, we are always on the lookout for an excuse to finish each others sentences, a habit we've been perfecting since early childhood.
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Looks at one of Shakespeare's most beloved characters and tells the story of the volunteers who have been answering the thousands of letters from all over the world received in Verona addressed to Juliet since the 1930s.

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