When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

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An intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told—narrated by the girl Romeo was supposed to love.

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t stand a chance.

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.

About Rebecca Serle

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Rebecca Serle is a full-time writer, which means she gets to wear pajamas to work. She went to the University of Southern California, then got her MFA from the New School in NYC. (She likes New York much more than LA, but don't tell anyone that.) Rebecca loves shiny hair, coffee, yoga, and pretending to be British. She, too, experienced heartbreak once. It worked out okay, though, because she turned the experience into her first novel, When You Were Mine. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com.
Published May 1, 2012 by Simon Pulse. 368 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Here Romeo is Rob Monteg, the boy next door, and now, at the beginning of senior year, Rose Caplet hopes her oldest, best friend may be on his way to becoming her boyfriend.

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The cousins were close before their families had a falling out for reasons Rose later discovers, and Rose is devastated by Juliet's betrayal.

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The Bookbag

Serle doesn't really make more than very superficial use of the play - Shakespeare's Rosaline doesn't think much of Romeo, but this novel reverses that - and her characters are shallow and self-absorbed, leaving us with a fairly flimsy teen romance.

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Huffington Post

Last year they published their first YA book, The Real Real and the sequel to Nanny entitled Nanny Returns.

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The Overflowing Library

I was rooting for them so badly that it made me want to stab Juliet and her man-stealing ways and give Rob a good slap to teach him to think with his brain and not his trousers Once Rob and Juliet the story twists slightly as you see how Rose goes about living her life without him and as you get...

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