The way she wrote it was fantastic - I legitimately cried at the end. I have read Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare several times (I love it), and although I knew how it would ultimately end, it was really interesting to see the way she had everything happen. It was awesome how she used drugs as the poison.
I loved how some of the characters had names that began with the letter of the name of the shakespeare character they were "portraying": Julia - Juliet, Reed - Romeo, Perry - Paris, etc...
I loved the characters except Perry, but I don't think anyone was supposed to like Perry.
One complaint - I wish Perry had gotten stabbed. I'm not one to be like, "GO VIOLENCE!", but I don't mind battle scenes and all that stuff. However, Perry made me so angry, I wanted him to get stabbed by one of those big powerful guys. He made my skin crawl, but I think he was supposed to.
I also really liked Julia and Reed's relationship. They were just so good together. The only time I was annoyed is when Reed gave Julia drugs. That was not good (I understand why it happened, I was only mad at the character).
Another cool thing was Julia and her piano. I play the piano, and her talent made me wish that I could play as well as her. It was just so cool to see how she connected with piano and how that difficult piece of music was only difficult until she went through the type of pain that the music was portraying. It was beautiful, really.
In all, I give it five stars. I read it in a few hours (a few days ago) because I was super into it. I recommend this book, but please do remember the warning in the summary/blurb thingie.
I feel like I wouldn't reread this book because nothing would really surprise me anymore, but I highly recommend reading it in general.
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