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3.83  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Who wouldn't want to star in the world's greatest romance? Your dream's come true. Your school's doing "Romeo and Juliet" and you get the starring role of Juliet. Perfect! There's just one catch: the boy you hate is playing Romeo. He isn't any old enemy - your families are at daggers drawn. A bit like in Romeo and Juliet ...except there's no way you're going to fall for ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2007 by Scholastic
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Mar 21, 2009 added it
Okay, I'm actually suprised to find this book on here, what with the site being American (I think) and this being published by a brithish teen and it not being particually famous oer here.
I really love this, especially the scene in the club. It is so sweet.
This is an amazing book to read and it really shows teens can write, you don't just need to be old, wrinkly and have studied in university. It can be a natural talent, too.
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Before you judge a book from the cover, read this review and it might (I said might though) change your view. JUST wait there, right there.

I have read this book countless of times. I'm serious. And guess what. This was written by when she was 14, published when she was 16. She would now be...19 but still. A 14-year-old. That's pretty cool and we're talking some good stuff - despite the cover. This was first found a couple of years ago under some books. I thought it sounded good so I read it. And
Aly (In Wonderland)
Sep 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Gosh, it's been years since I read this book, and I only happened to find it on here by chance. It's a story that's stuck with me, oddly enough, and I think it was the writing style -- very, very different yet very, very good.

I think a re-read is in order.
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So this is actually a re-read for me.
I haven't read it in years!
So this is probably my 3rd time.
And even though it's been a few years, I still enjoyed it.
It's told in a 2nd person narrative which makes it interesting.
Really recommend this for Romeo and Juliet fans, for people who enjoy that love/hate relationship and for fans of school plays.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this book when I was twelve at I honestly thought it was the best book ever!!! Decided to re-read it again and I still love it. Surprisingly, Wing was only a teen and this book turned out phenomenal. I loved the story line even though at some parts, I wanted to rip my hair out because the main character is so bloody - *groans*. Another thing to point out is that this book is written in second person, it made me feel like as if I was actually the main character and frustrated me so much ...more
Agatha Pan
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am INSPIRED by how young this author was when she wrote this, 14-YEAR-OLD, I can't even write a better essay than this when I was 14. It's a typical romance story, nothing too fancy and you could easily find the same story lines in other teen rom com books. I LOVE how she get through her worst time and get right back up and deal with them even when she hates her problem a lot, having a supportive lgbtqh+ bestie to stay on your side and support your hobbies and dreams is so inspirational. LOVE ...more
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young adults and teens who are not afraid to indulge in cutesy-shakespearean romance
Honestly, I had some doubts reading this back in high school.
The glittery pink and purple front pages were a bit off putting and I was a tad skeptical about another Romeo and Juliet adaptation.
But it came highly recommended so I gave it a shot.

And I'm glad I did.
While it is as cliche as one would expect, I was surprised by how well she played with the story line. As a result, she produced a very sweet and modern rendition of the star-crossed lovers story line which I ended up appreciating for
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was one of the first books that I ever read when I was a teenager, and I remember loving it so much, I read it over and over again, until I knew ever line by heart!

I remember feeling the story come alive, as if it lived a life of it's own right before my eyes. And it was incredible.

The characters were so lovable, and they felt real.
Sadia Nusrat
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Definitely cliché and cheesy but a great book overall
Feb 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Those looking for a quick, fun read.
Shelves: definitely-great
This is actually a really good book. Shows that teens can write better than adults if they're given a chance.
(Yeah Twilight fans. Welcome to the real world.)

Some of the stuff in this is pretty cliched, and I'm not sure if this altogether a very faithful retelling (the ending certainly isn't) but you have to give credit to Wing for having the courage to take on one of the most famous literary works of all time and give it her own spin.

The book is worth reading purely for the sarcasm. There are
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I bought Star-Crossed at school four years ago because I was fascinated by the fact that Rachael Wing was merely sixteen when she had her first book published. It gave me hope because I thought that maybe her luck would flow through to thirteen year old me.

This is only a short book, spanning a total of 183 pages, but it is wonderfully written and a prime example of the fact that you don't have to be over eighteen or have spent years slaving over an English degree to write a good piece of
Mayzen Dela Cruz
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say that this book IS SO AWESOME. I mean I read books 40 mins a day and I've finished this in 3 days. WOW. Just WOW. Rachel Wing is an amazing author. Jen is sometimes annoying. But I guess I'd do the same in that situation. Rubes is so cute. CHRIS BANNER. I CAN'T. He's truly an amazingly, beautifully created character for the story. I wish the book could've been longer though. I wasn't satisfied at the ending as well. The last chapter could've gotten longer. I was a bit disappointed ...more
amelia Davies
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant book.
It is all about a 16 year old girl at high school with her best friend Ruben .
she volunteers to be part of the Romeo and Juliet school play trouble is , Romeo is the only person you hate that is her dream of being Juliet nothing stops her from being Juliet will it go good or will it fall apart piece by piece .

If you like high school problems and falling in love then this is the book for you!
Feb 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Gosh!

my best friend is actually the one who recommended me this book, at first i wasnt too keen on reading it because i hated reading but after this book i wanted to try and read more!
I actually read this book in about 5 hours, once i started reading i was so excited about finishing it! i was actually like hyperventilating while reading the book
So many things i love about the book i'd deffinately read it more than 100 times and still not get bored of it
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Please this is one of the books where you just can't judge it by it's cover,
The author was 14 when she wrote this book and yet it is written so well!
The love within this book isn't too quick and isn't too slow.
It's a short book and well worth the read!
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favourite novels. I'm honestly not much of a reader but once I started this book I just couldn't stop reading. When you read this story there will be a continuous imagination going around your head. It's definitely a one time good read!
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this book when I was 15 years old but translated to swedish and at that time I loved it, it was one of the first books I read for fun and not for a school assignment. I read it later, maybe 2 years ago in english and I didnt like it at all.
Matilda Sahlén
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This was the second time I read this book. Some parts of the book made me cringe because of the cheesiness, but other parts made cry and overall found it to be a good story.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
it is so good and the fact that it was wrote by a 14 is suprising
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
It was different, in a good way! Second person was really interesting.
Dini Annav
Actually the idea was good, the plot was interesting for a YA novel, and with the use of 2nd person narrative which is not common and hardly to be found on fictions
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Good and enjoyable reading, but I might be a little too old for this book.
Shefali Datrange
Oh My God!!! I am sooo much fascinated by this book that I myself fell in love with Chris.....Wing has really expressed feeling good by using delicate word...Oh Chris ....
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
One of the best books I've ever read. Remember when I was 12 and read it for the first time, love at first read! 4 years later, and I still love it just as much! :')
Feb 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is now my favourite book! It's a beautiful teenage romance book by Rachel Wing!!! Please read this book i suggest to people over the age of 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i lllllllllllllooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddd this book,it was SO cute/romantic/different/perfect/sweet/funny/sexy :D
a must read!!!!!
Inthia Javier
Ok! I just finish this book a few minutes ago! And it was FAB! Romantic of course
L.A Kess
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very nice, the chemistry between the two was soo obvious.
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved it more stories from this author.
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-faves, romance-3
Totally worth reading!
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My name is Rachael Alice Wing, and Im sixteen years old. My birthday is 13th September 1990. I wrote Star-Crossed when I was fourteen (year nine) under the name of Wherefore art thou, Romeo? on a writing website, just for something to do, but I got a little bit addicted to writing it, and carried on until the end. I started writing when I was very tiny, ever since I was old enough to write in ...more

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