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The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life

by Dani Jansen

tagged: lgbt, theater & musicals, self-esteem & self-reliance
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Description

Alison Green, desperate Valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school’s disaster-prone production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her second big mistake is accidentally saying yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she’s crushing on Charlotte, the star of the play.

About the Author
Dani Jansen is a teacher and writer who lives in Montreal. She should probably be embarrassed to admit that she has performed as part of her school’s Glee Club for eight years. She should probably also be ashamed to tell people that she named her cats after punctuation symbols, Ampersand and Em-Dash, in case you're curious).
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Reviews

(D)ebut novelist Jansen crafts a relatable heroine whose anxious first-person narration carries the debut, while the diverse supporting cast rounds it out. Readers will root for Alison as she learns to collaborate, manage others’ expectations, accept failure, and, ultimately, to love.

— Publisher's Weekly, September 1 2020

In the words of the Bard himself, most wonderful.

— Kirkus Reviews, June 2020

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