Title: Kissing Shakespeare
Author: Pamela Mingle
Series: N/APublication date: August 14th, 2012
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Favorite quote: I returned it to the library without writing it down. Gah!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars!
Goodreads Synopsis: Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.
Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.
Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.
Review: Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle was a book that I had been wanting to get my hands on for a while, but that I kind of dragged my feet on because it seemed to be receiving some very mixed reviews. After reading it, I can totally understand why because I have very mixed feelings after finishing it. Funny how those things tend to go hand in hand!