The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost.
Honestly, I could rant about this book for days so I’m just going to keep it short and to the point. This was a totally unrealistic book and almost every character in it was stupid. Juliet and Romeo are teenagers (at least Juliet is 13, Romeo has no age, meaning he could be 80 for all we know, it’s through his actions we think he is a teenager) they fall in love on sight and get married less than a day later. Not to mention Romeo had been head over heels for one girl minutes before seeing Juliet. What would happen the next time he sees a hot girl? We’ll never know because he killed himself because he didn’t wait five more minutes to see if Juliet was alive. They are missing all the basic necessities of a relationship, such as trust, communication and loyalty. They can’t even tell their parents they’re married! They can’t even run off properly!
On top of this, the adults that do know about it do little to stop them, in fact the nurse even helps them be together to make Juliet happy. Newsflash, marrying the opposing side of a family feud a couple hours after you meet them isn’t gonna make anyone happy in the long run. Plus a ton of people die that really don’t need to.