READER Ì Nothing Happened ↠ Molly Horton Booth

READER Ì Nothing Happened ↠ Molly Horton Booth He legendary counselor partiesThis year the camp drama isn’t just on the improv stage Bee and longtime counselor Ben have a will they or won’t they romance that’s complicated by events that happened or didn’t happen last summer Meanwhile Hana is falling hard for the kind but insecure Claudia putting them both in the crosshairs of re Do you dear reader of this review know how much I wanted to like this?? Do you know how much?? I was ready to shout this book from the rooftops I was ready to personally mail a physical copy to everyone I know I was ready to do some Disney Channel crap and “accidentally” text a picture of the cover to the entire school I was SO excited to read this So it was probably one of my biggest book disappointments of 2017 when Nothing Happened turned out to be meh Before I begin though I should put a disclaimer I’ve been in a reading slump for the past idk like two or ten months and every time I think it’s finally gone for good it pops up again like so who knows This might be my reading slump talking but uh this book was not for meOne thing this book did get right was the D R A M A Though it didn’t hit the Much Ado About NothingShakespeare comedy vibe right on the nose it got the spirit of all the capital D Drama in Much Ado down to a tee Also if there’s one thing that could make Much Ado About Nothing perhaps my all time favorite Shakespeare play better it’s putting ueer girls in it Make Shakespeare Gay AgainBut uh that was pretty much all I liked The characters were all way too flat and boring I couldn’t connect to any of them Not one I think this was partly due to the fact that there were waaaaaaaayyyyyy too many narrators We were introduced to five new narrators all in first person within the first fifteen percent of the novel And I couldn’t tell any of them apart much less any of the side characters Though Much Ado does have a lot of storylines that all happen at the same time I think that this could have been handled in a better way instead of having 5 first person narrators I can’t really talk about plot because you know it’s just Much Ado About Nothing Just go read the blurb for Much Ado About Nothing And then picture it at a summer camp There you go The writing was juvenile and choppy I usually don’t mind juvenile writing when the book is written for a young audience but the majority of these characters are 18 and 19 years old and yet the way they spoke and the way the book wrote their actions made it seem like they were in seventh grade They definitely had the issues that a lot of late teenagers have but the writing wasn’t on the same level The dialogue also didn’t flow well and if there is one thing I physically cannot read it’s choppy dialogue So yeah that’s about it Props to the author for putting sapphic girls into my favorite Shakespeare show but the execution of the story and characters itself makes me cry because as said before I wanted to like this so bad So freaking bad

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DOC » READER Nothing Happened ã MOLLY HORTON BOOTH ã This modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing takes place at the idyllic Camp Dogberry where sisters Bee and Hana Leonato have grown up Their parents own the place and every summer they look forward to leading little campers in crafts swimming i Sident troublemaker John who spreads a vicious rumor that could tear them apartAs the counselors juggle their camp responsibilities with simmering drama that comes to a head at the Fourth of July sparkler party they’ll have to swallow their pride and find the courage to untangle the truth whether it leads to heartbreak or happily ever aft I received an electronic copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI have to say I was a bit disappointed in this book It had a lot of my buzzwords in it Shakespeare retelling specifically of my favorite Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing LGBT characters summer camp setting POC characters and As a concept for an Ado retelling this works changing the estate to a summer camp makes sense and everyone's relationship to one another makes sense too like Hana and Bee being adoptive sisters John being the stepbrother and The route the author took to modernize the story makes senseUnfortunately the writing itself was so damn corny I literally outwardly cringed all the time There were exclamation points where there definitely shouldn't have been any the characters would seemingly start talking to the reader randomly sometimes new characters or camp rules were introduced without any explanation which left me confused Kangaroo court for example was first introduced as a reference to a past drama from like 3 years prior And then the next time Kangaroo court happens we're in the middle of it without knowing what the hell it isI will say I really loved Bee as a character She is fierce and wonderful and I just adored her completelyI wish I could give this stars because I am in love with the idea of this book But for me it ended up feeling childish and a bit unpolished

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Nothing Happened This modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing takes place at the idyllic Camp Dogberry where sisters Bee and Hana Leonato have grown up Their parents own the place and every summer they look forward to leading little campers in crafts swimming in the lake playing games of capture the flag and sproutball and of course t Update 22818 355Have you ever read a book description that feels like it must have been written for you personally? Because that is exactly how I felt after first reading the summary for Nothing Happened Retelling? Shakespeare? Summer camp? ueer? These are all key words that I look for in the things I read regularly and somehow it all happens in this book at the same time which is both unbelievable and delightfulSo Much Ado About Nothing is my all time favorite play by Shakespeare I have loved all the versions I have seen and read well except the disaster that was the Joss Whedon adaptation but is it all that surprising that Joss deeply messed up something I love? and I have been anxious in my search for a version with ueer main characters At long last I have found one In this version we have two main couples Ben Bee and Hana Claudia Hana and Claudia are ueer Hana is opening working on figuring out which label works best for her bisexual or pansexual and Claudia is similarly unsure though she is attracted to women freuently than men They are incredibly dramatic throw themselves into things uickly and make so much sense as a camp couple that I don't know how I didn't realize before that summer camp was the ONLY place you could set a modern retelling of Much Ado Bee and Ben are eually ridiculous though their faults are in their unwillingness to ever say anything out loud so that they are trapped in a never ending loop of miscommunication But like the fun kind that you have to know is going to happen in a book like this one You should know going into this book that you will be encountering a fair amount of cheesiness People are dramatic Accusations are made Secrets go undiscussed There is so much gossip you almost won't be able to stand it But at the center of all of this is an incredibly faithful retelling that is clearly full of so much passion for these characters and this story If you have read the play you will find no surprises but as a faithful fan I was still smiling at every reveal and worried during every confrontation There are certain conventions of this story that work better as a play The entire ending for example is a little hard to pull off in a YA contemporary And sometimes the cheese does get to be too much These are the reasons I wound up giving this book a 355 just because it wasn't a perfect novel However every time I opened up my kindle app I would grin because I knew exactly the story I was getting into Some other diversity that I didn't mention earlier Bee and Hana are sisters and Bee is an adopted member of the family She is originally from Ethiopia and that part of their relationship is handled excellently Hana also deals very closely with depression She is seeing a therapist and is on medication for the duration of the book Also There are a number of background characters who are ueer andor POC Honestly if you go into this book knowing full well the level of absurdity Shakespeare includes in his comedies you know the kind of book you're going to get The plots are sometimes over the top and everything would work better if occasionally some characters just talked to one another But if you're looking for something that is going to make you smile for chapters at a time? Something that reminds you of summer especially summer camp and all of the drama and romance of a group of teenagers stuck together for weeks at a time? Then this is the book for you ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Ummmmmm wlw in my all time favorite Shakespeare play?????? I would like to thank everyone who ever made this possible and also I would like to cry for a bit