Beth is a pretty normal 12 year old girl. The only thing that is different between her and all of the other 12 year old girls in her town is that she loves theater and acting. Her dream is to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and she will do anything to get that part. When her theater is in jeopardy and the owner wants to make the theater into an adult theater, Beth thinks that she may never get the chance to play Juliet.
After Beth gets caught sneaking out of the house late at night, she learns that the last play her theater will be putting on is Romeo and Juliet. Beth is very frustrated because she is grounded and won’t be able to go to the auditions for the roles. Will Beth be able to play her dream roll?
When I first started reading this book I was almost certain that Beth was going to get the role of Juliet. Then, as the book went on I started to become a little unsure. The author did a very good job of getting the reader to feel the emotions of the characters and make us want Beth to play the role she so badly desired. She kept us guessing and engaged throughout the entire book. The author would recommend this book to kids ages 8-12. I would personally recommend this book to kids ages 9-14 who like acting and Shakespeare’s plays. Over all, I loved this book and I think the author did an amazing job at writing it.