- Nothing Happened - Modern-day Retelling of Shakespeare -

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Author: Molly Booth
Pub. Date: May 15, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 336
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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, the legendary counselor parties.

This 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 resident troublemaker John, who spreads a vicious rumor that could tear them apart.

As 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 after.

So I'm in the middle of reading this and man, a modern-day retelling of Shakespeare is one of my favorite kind of books to read. and Molly Booth's writing is a joy. I can't wait to see where this story is going. It's a prect spring read!

Molly Booth (she/her/hers) writes books about Shakespeare and feelings. She's the author of Young Adult novels SAVING HAMLET (2016) and NOTHING HAPPENED (5.15.2018), both published by Disney Hyperion. In high school, she was a stage manager for three different community theatres, which almost killed her. She graduated from Marlboro College and went onto study more Shakespeare (twist!) at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on TheMarySue.com, McSweeneys.net, HelloGiggles.com, and various other websites. She co-hosts a Bardcentric podcast, Party Bard, and directs a lovely, hilarious, and fierce group of homeschooling teen Shakespearean actors. She also speaks and teaches workshops at schools, colleges, bookstores, book fairs, camps, and libraries. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog.

Literary agent: Alex Slater at Trident Media Group.

3 winners will receive a finished copy of NOTHING HAPPENED, US Only.

Tour Schedule:
Week One:
5/14/2018- The Book GirlReview
5/14/2018- YA Books CentralInterview

5/15/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
5/15/2018- Wonder StruckReview

5/16/2018- Pretty Little LibraryReview
5/16/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderReview

5/17/2018- Books and LaddersReview
5/17/2018- Sophie Reads YAReview

5/18/2018- To Be ReadReview
5/18/2018- BookHounds YAGuest Post

Week Two:
5/21/2018- Magical ReadsReview
5/21/2018- The Cover ContessaInterview

5/22/2018- Dani Reviews ThingsReview
5/22/2018- Angelic Book ReviewsReview

5/23/2018- Blushing BibliophileReview
5/23/2018- Two points of interestReview

5/24/2018- Bookworm CaféReview
5/24/2018- Novel NoviceReview

5/25/2018- Portrait of a BookReview
5/25/2018- BookCrushinGuest Post

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