This book was so much fun! It's a Romeo and Juliet chooseable path adventure, and it had my daughter and I in stitches.
R&J is by far the bane of our school-required reading experience, so anything that doesn't take it too seriously is appreciated here. My teens had to endure reading the play, watching a terrible film version, and horrible writing assignments in 8th grade about love. Then they both had to re-read it in 9th grade, watch yet another awful film version, and respond to some of the exact same writing prompts. To add insult to injury, they had to learn the music for Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet two years in a row to compete to participate in our region's orchestra festivals. Teachers ignored my recommendations to read Ian Doescher instead.
Talk about R&J overload. Groan.
So my daughter absolutely loved the fact that the book makes fun of the play! And wow, does it.
My choices kept getting me married, as Juliet, with a passel of kids -- and running a workout gym. I had muscles like tree trunks. My daughter's choices ended with her building giant robots and shooting flaming arrows and taking over Europe. Or getting to Juliet's wedding, saying no, and going to college instead! A mom-approved ending, if I ever heard one. There's even instructions on how to have SEX -- go to your parents' shelves, find a romance book, and read. LOL! (This is a YA book, keep in mind.) We loved it.
You'll have hours of fun going down the different paths. We both devised different ways to do it, mostly with index cards, because the choices get pretty complicated to keep track of, very quickly. I, for one, had to make a concerted effort to say "no" to a few choices just to get into the second half of the book!