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Juliet Dove, Queen of Love

(Magic Shop #5)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  1,287 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Shy Juliet Dove leaves Mr. Elives' magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet--a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn't know what she's got, but soon every boy in town is swoony for her. Yet, much as she'd like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can't: The amulet won't come off!

A sidesplittingly funny, heartbreaking whirlwind of a book about the high cost of loving, from the
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published October 6th 2003)
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Stella Chen
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Somehow I managed to pick up a book which turned out to be a fifth-in-the-series. No idea that it wasn't the very first book, I quite enjoyed the story, actually. It really highlights how good children novels and is a stark contrast to nowadays YA novels. It's got elements of magic, humour and love just as much as most teen novels. Granted, the diction is less sophisticated but it doesn't take away how good this book was (even though I read this in grade 6).

What I am really trying to say here is
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
If I could give this one 3.5 stars, I would. It's one of those books that isn't exactly on my reading level, but which I enjoy anyway, for its ability to weave Greek mythology in a way that neither changes the stories to something ridiculously kid friendly (looking at you, Disney's Hercules), but doesn't include the more tawdry details, either. I don't think Coville really understands what it feels like to be shy, but that's a minor point when you're dealing with a cute, humorous, fun little tal ...more
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
I listened to this on audiobook, and I think that really made a difference to the story, hearing an entire cast of characters reading the dialogue. There was so much acting and expression put into every sentence that it made the story really come alive!

This is the tale of Juliet, who is a shy young teen with a literary and artistic family. When a mysterious woman gives her an enchanted amulet, every boy in town starts to fall in love with her. It's up to Juliet and her new rodent friends from th
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Meh. It had its cute stuff, but again the “back story” bogged down. This one was more “mysterious” than the others, what with not knowing who gave what to Juliet, or why. I don’t know, I just didn’t really care. I almost didn’t finish but that would be silly because it is so short and it’s the last book of the series. It would bug me more to NOT finish it then it did to just blaze through. And all the boys seem pretty cool with the fact that they were all under a love spell. And that there were ...more
This story started out slow the first 20 pages and then it picked up and the ending is great. There are flying rats, gods and goddesses and poetry readings all packed into this story. A the center piece of this story, fitting for anything dealing with poetry is love. Juliet is a girl not looking for love or attention. She has to learn to deal with those things. A nice little story. A good story.
Megan Green
This novel wraps up the Magic Shop series by Bruce Coville and I have to say, other than Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher, I think it's my favorite. The other books in the series seemed to take weird turns or force morality lessons into the story where they seemed to be a big heavy-handed. The lessons were good ones, but they seemed to almost take you out of the story to teach them to you. This one also has a lesson about kindness and not being afraid to be yourself, but it's taught much more subt ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, 2017, fantasy
I highly enjoy the Magic Shop series and when i found out there was a 5th book i jumped at it. This one is different to the others in a number of ways which made it special in itself.

Jerome and Roxanne have much bigger parts to play which in itself made it interesting as they always seem to be such big characters in small bodies. Juliet in herself is a quiet red head which reverberated within this red heads soul as to what I found it to be like in school. Quiet and different is not always a goo
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this whole series, actually, but this one is among my favorites. I love Coville's ability to differentiate between his main characters so successfully. (I never felt that any of these kids were just a re-hash of another; they are individuals with unique perspectives and problems.) The climax, and the portion of the story leading up to it, is a bit silly--not as enchantingly magical as some of the other books, unfortunately--but I loved the tie-in to mythology, regardless, and still felt ...more
Abby Johnson
Juliet Dove doesn't have many friends. Although no one at school would believe it, she's painfully shy. So shy, in fact, that she uses sharp words to keep others from paying attention to her (which is how she's earned the nickname "Killer"). One day when running away from two girls at school, Juliet finds herself at the Magic Shop and she's drawn to a beautiful amulet. When the lady at the shop gives it to her, Juliet is surprised, but pleased. But when she puts it on, she discovers something st ...more
Oct 12, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girl fantasy
Shelves: 4th-6th_grade, audio
I stopped listening to the audio after cd2. It's good, but couldn't get into it. Grade 4-7–Bruce Coville returns to Mr. Elives' Magic Shop in this story of Juliet Dove, a shy middle school girl who suddenly finds herself the center of attention (Harcourt, 2003). While running away from some teasing girls, Juliet stumbles on the moveable magic shop, but instead of Mr. Elives, a mysterious woman is minding the shop. The woman, who turns out to be Eris, goddess of discord, offers Juliet a necklace ...more
Oct 23, 2012 rated it liked it
As Juliet is trying to run away – literally – from an embarrassing memory, she wanders into a Magic Shop that she's never noticed before in her seaside village of Venus Harbor, she is given a pendant that she cannot resist. Oddly, when Juliet puts the pendant on, she begins to attract all kinds of followers, but mostly boys. Unfortunately, she cannot get the pendant off, and the longer she wears it, the deeper involved she becomes in a dangerous and magical mystery. Accompanied by two talking ra ...more
Romina Dávalos
Dec 03, 2009 rated it liked it
This book is very good. The main character is Juliet, a very shy girl who lives in a town not very common. Suddenly some women gave her this naclace which made everyboy in town to fall directly in love with her(boys). Its really funny and its really interesting how swhe solves it. ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reread
Favorite quotes from this book:

"Though we librarians are, in many ways, the keepers of the keys...I must do some research Juliet. It will require books from my own collection - ones we don't have here in the public library." - Ms. Hyacinth Priest

Great Aunt Bessie had "the face of an angel and the heart of a pirate."

"Mrs. Dove volunteered at the Venus Harbor Library two afternoons a week, and she loved bringing other workers home with her."

"The Dove family had a hard time keeping track of Margare
Lynette Winterton
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ailee-11-18
I have inherited a half grown "grand-daughter" recently, who has discovered reading. I spent several hours at the thrift store using as my guide to help me find appropriate books for her age, interests, and my standards for her, hoping to feed her interest. I think I hit on a winner with this one. I'm only giving it a 4 because I have not read many 10-13 year old books, since I was 10-13 yrs old myself 45 years ago, SO this is my foundational standard setting book.

It was entertain
Claire Dowd
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was fun and easy to read. Its nice to read a childrens book now and then once in a while. The stories about a girl named Juliet who is givin a magic amulet that is enchanted with the Greek god Cupid. With this amulet every boy she encounters immediately falls in love with her. Her challenge is to find out how to take off the amulet and realize cupid from his trap and free him to be with his love. ...more
Sean Harding
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Book five of the Magic Shop series is almost a Midas theme in the sense not of touch but getting what you desire may be more dangerous than you would think.
Average story here with some prudent points to make.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tween, audio-book
Love the full cast audio.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: slmta
Bruce Coville will has reader laughing out loud and rushing to read what will happen next.
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of our family's favorites.
A fun read.
A great choice for every child's bookshelf.
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I remember loving Bruce Coville's books when I was young. I'd never read this one before, so I thought I'd give it a shot when I found a copy of it second hand. It was enjoyable, and even though it's part of a series, it stands well on its own. I've never read any of the other books, and if it hadn't been for the "A Magic Shop Book" note on the cover, I probably never would have realized it was part of a series.
Javier Baez-flores
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever been in love. If you have, then you should read this book called "Juliet Dove, Queen of Love" that's about a girl that makes any boy she meets fall in love with her.

The story takes place in a school, and Elive's Magic Supplies S. H. Elives, Prop. where the main character named Juliet Dove gets bullied by these girls named Bambi and Samantha. Later, when Samantha threatens to slap Juliet because of what she said to Bambi, Juliet tries to run as far away as she can from her until s
Haarasin selle raamatu Paavli kaltsukast 30 eurosendi eest. Kaanepilt oli ilus ja hakkas silma, rahast ka kahju polnud ja nii ta mulle koju rändas. Lugedes avastasin, et ka sees on imelised illustratsioonid, mis loole lisaväärtuse andsid. Ma ei mäletagi millal ma viimati piltidega raamatut lugesin. Annaks 0,5 tähekest nende eest juurdegi. Muidugi oli vahva kodus avastada, et tegu on sarja viienda raamatuga. Lugemist ei häirinud see pisiasi aga mitte üks teps. Ilmselt on seeria fännid lihtsalt võ ...more
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Wow I haven't reviewed in quiet a while :O)
Okay so I wanted to review a Book I have already read, and the first to come to mind was this one. My reason well I read this book when I was younger and for me it was one of the few book that actually got me to enjoy reading. Now I haven't read this book in a really long time so i'm going to keep this short Juliet Dove, Queen of Love was one of those books that I always had on my shelf but never really bothered to read. Sense back then I wasn't much
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: no-death-fantasy
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Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love is the second magic shop book that I have read. It is good, but will not make my favorites list. I thought the story was cute, but it just wasn't what I enjoy reading about. Basically, it felt like I was reading a romance novel with some magic thrown in.

Juliet comes across the magic shop, but it isn't Mr. Elives she runs into, but some woman who ends up giving her a locket. When Juliet finally puts in on she can't get it off, and th
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, fiction
So this is the guy who wrote "My Teacher is an Alien," huh? Ha ha! This is the first book I've read by him.

I listened to the unabridged Full Cast audiobook. This is a very fun book. As a romantic, I wished there had been even more about the boys swooning over Juliet. (I always fall for the girl in books I like.) ;-)

This was a light read. I wish it wouldn't have been so light. If it was deeper I think my affinity for the book would feel much more justified.

Regarding the Full Cast audiobook, it is
Lucia Cacciacarro
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Until buying this book for a few cents at a library sale, I hadn't ever read a book by Bruce Coville. Or read the previous books as I recently found this was fifth in a series.

At first I didn't think too much of it, I thought for 50 cents it would be a okay, quick read.
It was actually better then I thought, the writing style wasn't as detailed as I'm used to with novels, but it still gave enough information to imagine the situation in your head like a movie while keeping it easy to read. I quit
****"Fullcast" unabridged audiobook****

Summary (CIP): A shy twelve-year-old girl must solve a puzzle involving characters from Greek mythology to free herself from a spell which makes her irresistible to boys.

Review: It was fun to listen to the FullCast audio, but the voices of the rat characters were irritating to the point of distraction. I thought that shy Juliet was a relatable character, and I found the rest of her family to be quirky but real. I enjoyed the integration of mythology into th
Apr 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Pyrate Queen
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mr. Elives' magic shop comes and goes. This time it appears in front of Juliet Dove as she is trying to escape from some classmates. Inside, a strange woman dangles an amulet in front of Juliet until she is tempted and takes it from the woman's hand. Suddenly, Juliet finds herself at the center of a widening circle of lovesick boys and for a shy, quiet girl like Juliet, this is not a good thing.

When two smart-alecky and talking rats arrive to help her unravel the puzzle of the amulet, Juliet kno
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