Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. This week I’ve chosen a book in a series that is a modern re-do of Romeo and Juliet. While there seem to have been a few of these lately, I like how this series would be a good choice for teachers to use in their classroom alongside teaching the “real” Shakespeare stories. As a teacher/librarian, I can think of all sorts of ideas that could be done with these in a classroom. Without further ado, here is the blurb from Barnesandnoble.com:
Power, passion…and pizza
The Montes love Italian food. And they hate the Caputos, That’s how it is. It’s been that way for sixty years. Every time the Caputos start to get a reputation for great pizza (and who knows? It could be better than the Montes!) there’s “an accident” and Cap’s is knocked back on its knees. What nobody knows is that the family teenagers are sick of their parents acting like schoolyard bullies, when nobody even remembers why the fight started! Gigi Caputo and Roman Monte, the son and daughter, are secretly in love. Determined to put a stop to their parents’ vicious feud, they risk their parents’ livelihood and their own lives. In this nod to Romeo and Juliet, will love win? Or vendetta?