Friday, July 8, 2011

Review: The Next Shakespeare

The Next Shakespeare by Wanda Ernstberger

Published by:Etopia Press
Released:June 17,2011
Pages:20 e-book
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Who thought a poem would trigger World War Three?

Tristan Gunner—skateboard fanatic, junk food junkie, award-winning poet. But you’d think he just got detention instead of the school’s grand prize for poetry. And even though Chris won five Math and Science awards, the next Einstein is crying because he’s not the next Shakespeare. Astra wants them both to cut the drama, and caught between a mortified winner and a crybaby loser, she hopes Chris can get over his attitude before World War Three erupts in her kitchen.
*I was contacted by the author to review but the review is all my own opinion.* 

My thoughts-

First off I just want to say that this book is really short!And I'm actually really glad it is. I read this all in one sitting, and I thought that 20 pages was the perfect amount for this story but not enough to connect with the characters.

The point of view is Astra's. She has two guy friends Chris and Tristan. Chris is a really smart guy but thinks he's better than everyone one else because of that. Tristan is a sweet guy that comes from a broken home and I think just wants to make it out of high school and start a new life.I liked that Ms.Ernstberger added in some lessons such as, value your friends and treat others with respect no matter where they come from or who they are.

Overall, the book is an easy and light read that you will probably finish in one sitting. I gave this book 3 stars because although I think the story is good I just didn't connect with the characters as I would have liked to!But I do recommend to check it out! And stay tuned for an author interview with Ms.Enstberger!

1 comment:

rachel said...

That's really short, lol.