I was looking for more about Charisse Moritz because I loved this story, but it seems this is her debut novel and the only book I found…so far. I sure hope she is busy writing the next one, because I love this one!
Charisse Moritz blew me away with her debut novel and I am eager to read more of her work. I hope she is busy writing.
High school. Do you remember those days? Were you one of the popular ones? Or did you march to your own drummer?
It took me a minute or two to get started, but as personalities began to emerge, it played like a movie in my mind.
He has fallen a long way from the varsity hockey captain he used to be. His grandma wastes no words, telling it like it is, but has him asking the question, “What do I need?” His name is Shake LeCasse. They call him Shakespeare. Ever since the accident, his life has went to hell. Survivor’s guilt keeps him paralyzed. I feel Cleo is going to shake him up good. I quickly grew to love her.
Cleo feels a kinship with him and it grows. She thinks he’s hot. She gets a taste of what she wants before common sense rears it ugly head and reins her in. Cleo is deep, soft and hard, feisty…she ‘borrows’ things, pops in and out like a fairy, Now you she her, now you don’t.
…I can hear his heart beat. Funny how they all sound the same. Even the broken ones.
We have some laughs along the way, along with all the teenage angst that high school entails.
The more I read, the more I loved watching the characters learn and grow, each filling a hole in the others lives that no one else can. I love the snarky, witty dialogue.
“I’m going to kill him. Then I’m going to revive his ass, just so I can kill him again.”
Well…Shakespeare Burning is not a book I would normally pick up to read, but I am so glad I did. Branching out from my normal reads paid off in spades! I am so glad Charisse Moritz reached out to me and after I read the fantastic blurb that tweaked my interest, I had to know more. Something about it talked to me.
The book, the story, the wonderful characters drew me deeper and deeper into a story of loss, grief, sorrow, need, faith, loyalty and love.
I voluntarily read an ARC of Shakespeare Burning by Charisse Moritz.