Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.
The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.
Author Guest Post
A List of Favorite Shakespeare themed movies and books. Modern day remakes
- 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU – I love a good re-telling, and 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU is the perfect nineties adaptation of TAMING OF THE SHREW.
SHE’S THE MAN – A modern day Twelfth Night, and one of my favorite movies when I was in high school!
SAVING HAMLET by Molly Booth – This time-traveling YA interweaves a high school production of Hamlet with an adventure back to Shakespeare’s time at the Globe theater.
SLINGS AND ARROWS – I love this series about a Shakespeare company. Each season focuses on one or more Shakespeare plays, and about the lives of the cast and crew involved in the productions.
About the Author
Emma Mills is an author better known to her subscribers as vlogger Elmify. She is also cocreator and cohost of the “life skills” channel How to Adult, which ended in 2016.