This week, I’ve been reading When You Were Mine. It’s a modern YA version of Romeo & Juliet told from Rosaline’s point of view, the girl Romeo was pining over until he caught sight of Juliet at a party. I absolutely love the idea of this book, because I always thought Romeo was a fickle idiot. So, you know, a realistic fifteen-year-old boy.
youmeandcharlie.com (if you don’t know it, check it out—it’s full of inspiring, fun stuff). This girl has such a sweet voice, and the lyrics are spot on for this book:
I also may or may not have had to watch Letters to Juliet to round out the whole Romeo and Juliet experience. And now I really want to go to Italy.
Do you like Romeo & Juliet? Do you see it as a love story or as a tragedy?