“Life After Juliet” is about a girl named Becca, who was a loner until she met her friend Charlotte, who suddenly passes away. Devastated and filled with grief, Becca doesn’t want to move on and heal at first, but then with help of unexpected events and surprises like getting cast as Juliet in the school play, she starts to live life again, and experience life in a whole new way!
Becca is a great, well-written character! Everything she was going through, many people have been through before. She’s very relatable and her voice felt so realistic. Her love of books and the way she used them to escape was something I could relate to on a personal level.
“Life After Juliet” is very well-written, and really sweet. It definitely made me tear up a few times and made my heart sing. Everything about this book was amazing. The characters, even the secondary characters, all felt realistic and unique. Max was my favorite! He was super sweet to Becca and very supportive!
This has to be one of my favorite books of 2016!
Becca Hanson is a reader-a voracious reader. And with all those fictional friends, she never had time for real ones. Plus real ones come with uncontrollable quirks, like constantly filling a room with song, drawing on any available surface, and worst of all, dying. Real friends are more trouble than they're worth. Since her best-and only-real friend Charlotte's death six months before, Becca has returned to a life of books in order to distance herself from heartache and constant loneliness as her junior year at Sandstone High begins.
When a class project forces her into the Drama Club, she attracts the attention of not one, but TWO guys involved in the production, onstage and off. Meanwhile, she's still dealing with the grief of Charlotte's death--the fact that Charlie is away at MIT--and that she finally has to build a life for herself on her own terms. Ultimately she learns more about who she is, what she wants, how she feels--and how to find what she's looking for. (And while she isn't sure what comes next, she's pretty sure there'll be more kissing involved.)