Review of the Day
Loving Will Shakespeare

Today’s book of the day is Loving Will Shakespeare, by Carolyn Meyer, a Young Adult Fiction title brought to us by Jackie from interactivereader. Jackie is a librarian who works with teens, and a prolific reader. She’s the interactive reader because she likes to share her feelings about whatever book happens to be passing through her hands. She blogs about every book that she finishes, except for picture books. Her reviews are sometimes short, usually irreverent, and always cut right to the point. Here is what she has to say about Loving Will Shakespeare.

Seven years older, Anne has known Will his whole life. By the time of his adolescence, Anne respects Will’s wit and intelligence – and he is infatuated with her. She dismisses the attention of the younger man, but she can’t deny the friendship. Life is hard in the 16th century, and soon Anne finds that situations change. Fast.

I was kind of mesmerized by this book. The title tells you what is going to happen, but as a reader, you go truly through the emotional turmoil Anne experiences. As a history buff, you know that even when she does marry the guy, it isn’t exactly ideal – hence the second best bed (though in all fairness, it could have just been more comfortable, or her fav or something, no one knows).

Read the full review here.