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Life After Juliet

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  351 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Becca Hanson was never able to make sense of the real world. When her best friend Charlotte died, she gave up on it altogether. Fortunately, Becca can count on her books to escape—to other times, other places, other people…

Until she meets Max Herrera. He’s experienced loss, too, and his gorgeous, dark eyes see Becca the way no one else in school can.

As it turns out, kiss
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Entangled: Teen
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Shannon Alexander Charlie is in this book, but it focuses on the story of his sister Becca. Life after Juliet takes place about six months after the conclusion of Love …moreCharlie is in this book, but it focuses on the story of his sister Becca. Life after Juliet takes place about six months after the conclusion of Love and Other Unknown Variables. It is a very sweet story about living with grief and becoming one's self. And there's some kissing, too!(less)

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Jaime Arkin
First I have to tell you all that this is a companion book! The first book Love & Other Unknown Variables should be read before you pick this one up! Spoiler on my thoughts for that one – it was amazing and you should definitely have already read it!

So that disclaimer out of the way, you’ve been warned!

Life After Juliet is Becca’s story… if you read L&OUV then you know Becca is Charlie’s sister. When I finished that book, I couldn’t help wondering what the future held for her, so I was incredib
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Becca Hanson was always pretty much a loner burying herself in her books and living through what she read. That is until she became best friends with her one and only real life friend Charlotte. But now Becca finds herself broken after her only friend has passed away. She's back to burying herself in her books to escape her heartache and loneliness.

As Becca's junior year at Sandstone High begins she finds herself with a class project that ends up with her in drama club. Becca begins to make new
Anna (Unquenchable Reads)
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I cried a lot. When I say a lot, I mean a lot for me. I don't cry much while reading but wow. I cried a ton while reading this because it felt like I was the main character. I related to this book way too much. ...more
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I interview Shannon Lee Alexander about LIFE AFTER JULIET on Books Are My Fandom! Read what she had to say here!

This was so good. I haven't read LOVE AND OTHER UNKNOWN VARIABLES but now I want to. I loved seeing Becca grieve and watching as she became more than just her grief. And her relationship with Max was pretty awesome too.

I liked that there were strong illusions to Shakespeare and to the Romeo and Juliet play. I
C.P. Cabaniss
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Giveaway! Check out the Necklace and swag giveaway and interview with the author on my blog:

*I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was so good! In Love and Other Unknown Variables Charlie was easy to relate to because he's a mathematician and so am I. Here, his little sister Becca is equally easy to relate to because she's a reader and at times reading is the only thing that dulls her pain. I wasn't sure what to expec
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free copy of this book on netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

There are just some books that are in a class of their own. I've been trying to work out what makes them different. Its not necessarily the story, the plot or the characters.. because there are many great stories with great characters and plot twists that leave you pondering after the book is long closed. It's not necessarily the writing, though the author having a way with words surely leaves a good impression. N
Careful for spoilers if you didn't read Love and Other Unknown Variables . You can read this one on its own (but I highly highly recommend LaOUV), but you will find out the outcome of that book if you read this one first. I guess that's already a spoiler right there, huh?

When I found out that Shannon Lee Alexander was writing this book, I was torn. Torn because I loved the first book and didn't think she could possibly come close to the depth of emotion of that book. And because I was worried
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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We only realized that this book is a companion novel after we were approved for it, but even though we now both want to read Love and Other Unknown Variables, I didn’t feel like it was necessary to read that book in order to understand everything in this one.

The writing of this book was brilliant! Honestly, I’m in love with this book. Totally and completely in love with it. Shannon Lee Alexander wrote this in a way that Becca’s pain is real, her fears and insecurities are re
Lynda Dickson
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
Becca is struggling to come to terms with the death of her best friend, Charlotte. One fateful day changes all of that: Mrs Jonah partners her with the dreadlocked Darby in English literature class; Becca has a run-in with cute Max Herrera; and a red flyer for Romeo and Juliet, Charlotte's favorite play, is the catalyst that brings them all together. Becca finds herself slowly working through a bucket list - though more by accident than by design. And, along the way, she might just find herself. ...more
Keanna (JustKey)
Rating 4.4

The Why: A look into a girl who hides herself from life by reading books and keeps the grief from her best friend's death. It was beautifully done as we see her progress as she takes those steps to start living life by participating into the school's play of Romeo and Juliet

Becca: She doesn't know what to do since her best friend Charlotte died. But reading is the only thing keeping her sane. When a guy-Max- in her drama class is the only one who talks to her after Charlotte
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Love and Other Unknown Variables when I read it a few months ago, but I loved Life After Juliet even more. Getting to see the same world through Becca's eyes was perfect for this bookworm, but more than that, it was easy to identify with the fear she has of moving on after the death of her BFF Charlotte.

So many great references to books and Shakespearean plays, right down to the Capulet vs. Montague-esque, Drammies vs. Techies, feud and the five acts and scenes rather than chap
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Life After Juliet made me cry from grief and anger and laughter, taking me on an incredible journey with Becca to come to terms with the loss of her best friend and learn how to let her heart encompass another person.

Life After Juliet is about Becca. Not Juliet. It’s been six months since Becca’s best friend passed away, and Becca has withdrawn in
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

** This is a companion novel. Love and Other Unknown Variables should be read prior to Life After Juliet.**

I ADORED Love and Other Unknown Variables when I read it back in 2014. It hit me right in the feels. HARD! I wasn’t expecting to love that book as much as I did, so it was such a wonderful surprise. I’ve been patiently waiting for Life After Juliet’s release ever since. Though this isn’t categorized as a series and this can be read as a stand-alone, I HIGHLY suggest reading Love a
Samantha (WLABB)
Gosh! I hate myself for putting this book off for so long, because it was exquisite!

I had met Becca, when I read Love and Other Unknown Variables. I can't even express how much I adored that book, but I think I loved this one even more. Though both books feature friendship and first love, this book was about healing, and it was a beautiful journey. Don't get me wrong. I cried a whole bunch, I am crying now, because I "knew" Charlotte, and I felt like I lost her too, but I also wanted to see Becc
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
Aug 14, 2017 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: yabc
✿*,(*´◕ω◕`*)+✿.* Any reason is a valid reason for wanting to abandon a book and if you want to fight me on it, u gon git banned ✿*,(*´◕ω◕`*)+✿.*

DNF at page 23, when one character called another a "caffeine Nazi."


2) I read that line right in the middle of the neo-Nazi white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville that caused the death of Heather Heyer. Probably the worst possible time to see it because all I've wanted to do since then is punch neo-Nazis and white supremacists. TR
“She’s not coming back, and I don’t know what else to do, so I keep turning the pages.”

Becca Hanson is still reeling from the loss of her best friend. For a girl who never really connected well with others, losing the one person who understood her has Becca retreating back into the safe world of books and fictional characters. Then she meets Max, and Max doesn’t necessarily save her, but he helps her realize that maybe the real world has still has some good in it.

OMG I loved this book.


When I re
Suze Lavender
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Becca doesn't know how to live without her friend Charlotte. She feels like she misses a vital part of herself. Charlotte was her best friend and her brother's girlfriend. Becca is shy and awkward when it comes to dealing with others. She rather reads and she prefers her safe fictional world over the real one. She used to be a loner and that is what she's trying to be again, but Charlotte changed her. Becca wants to have a different life, she needs more now that she knows what it's like to be ar ...more
Shawna Cramer
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to thank Netgalley, Entangled Publishing, and Shannon Alexander for giving me the chance to read this for an honest review:

This book made me laugh, cry and throw my hands in the air. :) To me this book was about a girl who lived in books because it was safer than getting attached to real life....even though real life was determined to make her participate.

Becca finally lets someone in (her brother's girlfriend) she ends up with cancer and in this book Becca not only is struggli
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I really loved this book, at first I felt a little bored but as I went on with the story I was deeper sucked into the life of the characters and everything felt so real which made this book a pretty interesting read.

Becca is devastated after the loss of her best and only friend Charlotte, she doesn't know what to do anymore. Max is the only person who puts up
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

This book!! I don’t know how to explain how good this book was. First of all, I would like to say that this book is a companion to Love and Other Unknown Variables. I didn’t know about this until recently but I think it’s not necessary for you to read it and not having read it didn’t change my love for this book at all. But don’t worry, I already got an e-copy of Love and Other Unknow
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Life After Juliet is a young adult novel by Shannon Lee Alexander. It is a companion novel to Love and Other Unknown Variables. I have Love and Other Unknown Variables on my to be read list since before its' release, but I never got around to reading it. However, as soon as I read the summary for Life After Juliet I knew I had to read this book. It deals with subject matter that is really speaking to me at the moment ...more
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I must admit that I've never read Love and Other Unknown Variables, despite much love being heaped upon it by many a reader that I trust. When Life After Juliet was offered to me for review, and I realized that Shannon Lee Alexander had written this as a companion novel, I couldn't wait to dive in! I figured it would be a great way to get to know these characters, and to see if I'd be interested in learning more about Charlotte. The outcome? Someone get me Alexander's other book, stat. I'm hooke ...more
Erin Siu
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Life After Juliet is the companion novel to Shannon Lee Alexander’s Love and Other Unknown Variables. It’s a heartfelt young adult story about first love, stepping out of one’s comfort zone and learning to live with loss.

Ever since Charlotte passed away from cancer, Becca Hanson has been measuring time in pages. It’s been 3,718 pages since her Dad dropped her off for her first day of school. It’s been 150 pages since she stepped on the bus this morning. And it’s been 108,023 pages since Charlott
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Becca is grieving the death of her best and only friend Charlotte. She spends every minute she can with her head buried in a book, avoiding the world, her grief and making connections with people. She is socially awkward and thinks people don't notice her. But they do.

When Becca face plants into Max's lap in class, and after a little pursuing from Max, they become friends and Becca starts to come out of her shell. She signs
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What a beautiful story.

I truly felt for Becca and Charlie, it truly is not easy to move on when your heart is this broken.

I loved, loved Becca and just how real she was. The author didn’t shy away from the pain Becca felt, and at the same time, she showed us Becca had hope growing within her that just needed to be nourished. Which it did with the help of the play, Max, her family and her new friends.

I also liked Max a lot. Such a cutie, all nervous and teenage-like, lol, but at the same time, ha
Lisa Richards
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was hesitant to read this book as I figured it would leave me ugly crying. When I was in high school I had three good friends killed in a car accident, through no fault of theirs, and I still remember the horror of being told this by the mother of another friend of ours. I went to more funerals in three days than I had ever been to before in my life and it was eons before things ever went back to "normal" (if they ever did). I was lucky that I had other friends to lean on during this ordeal an ...more
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is a companion book to Love and Other Unknown Variables which is about first love, friendship and illness. I haven't read that book because it looks very cry-worthy but I really enjoyed this book about what happens after. Becca not only lost her best friend, but she lost her only friend. A loner who is more comfortable in her books, she is not handling her grief very well and when she is thrust into new friendships and a staring role in the school play she has to decide how she wants to liv ...more
Socially Book Nerd
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy from NetGalley for an honest Review
Great read for a book lover... Epic love at it's best!!!
Sweet read, really lets you into their lives and the loss they have suffered. Gives you hope not to give up on love
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life After Juliet is the story of a teenager trying to go on after her best friend/her brother's girl friend (Charlotte) succumbs to cancer. Dealing with her grief, Becca Hanson measures time by the amount of pages she reads. She attends Sandstone High and discovers that the school is putting on a production of Romeo and Juliet. It must be fate because Charlotte loved it. Becca ends up getting the part of Juliet and makes new friends from the technical crew. She also remains close to her older b ...more
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Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife and mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. Math makes her break out in a sweat. She is the author of Love and Other Unknown Variables and Life after Juliet. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family.

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