Significant Shortcomings, Young Adult, Teen, Drama, High School, Fashion, Relationships
The classic Shakespearean tragedy is set in modern-day Paris between two rival fashion families. Romeo and Juliet are young, rich, beautiful, and star-crossed. The tale takes a turn with the arrival of the cocky American Jim, son of business tycoon and determined to ruin the reigns of both houses. Friendships entangle, love gets confusing, and betrayal runs rampant. The end of the book doesn’t finish the story. We’re left with a dead Henri, a drunk Romeo climbing a tree to Juliet’s empty bedroom, and Juliet and Jim rolling around in the muddy graveyard in a fit of passion. No resolution in sight.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Romeo, Juliet & Jim,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 74.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/74