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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport||YA STROHM (Text to phone)||34000081175614||Young Adult Fiction||Available||-|
|North Branch - Bridgeport||YA STROHM (Text to phone)||34000081175622||Young Adult Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781510702158
- ISBN: 1510702156
- Physical Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Sky Pony Press, 
|Summary, etc.:||"Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with "witch" more times than she cares to count. But that's all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play--Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew--in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont"--|
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Publishers Weekly Review
The Taming of the Drew
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It's a theater geek's dream come true: playing Kate in The Taming of the Shrew in a summer stock theater production. Cass loves Shakespeare, she's perfectly cast as the ornery and stubborn Kate, and disliking her Petruchio is no problem: Drew is arrogant and pedantic, and their first meeting involves a car crash. Anyone who knows the play or has read a hate-at-first-sight romance knows where this is going. Cass-18, and fully in touch with her inner brat-enlists her roommates (cute-as-pie Amy and hippyish Heidi) in a campaign to do to Drew what Petruchio does to Kate. Strohm (Confederates Don't Wear Couture) can be funny, but her supporting characters are one-note and often seem to be eccentric for eccentricity's sake-not just the theater directors, but also an unlikely band of hunky skateboarders who work at a nearby skate camp and speak in semi-incomprehensible slang. Although predictable, the happy ending is satisfying, as are the moments when Cass and Drew start to see beneath their prickly exteriors. Ages 12-up. Agent: Molly Ker Hawn, Bent Agency. (Apr.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
School Library Journal Review
The Taming of the Drew
School Library Journal
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Gr 10 Up-Following her parents' contentious divorce, recent high school graduate Cass doesn't believe in relationships. She does, however, believe in the theater and is eager to begin an internship playing Kate in a summer production of The Taming of the Shrew in Vermont. Unfortunately, she and her leading man, Drew, take an instant dislike to each other. In the spirit of the play, Cass sets out to torment Drew, as much for her own amusement as to help mold him into the perfect new boyfriend for her lovelorn friend and castmate, Amy. Over the next two weeks, revulsion blooms predictably into romance as Cass and Drew get to know each other, both onstage and offstage. Befitting her character, Cass's narrative voice has a flair for the dramatic, and the story is steeped in Shakespearean quotes and references. At times, however, the plot seems a bit contrived, and a subplot involving a nearby group of pro skateboarders-and a rival love interest for Cass-feels unnecessary. The characters are largely one-dimensional, and the tidy resolution wraps up the central conflicts almost hastily. VERDICT This is a breezy, if predictable, summer rom-com that will especially please burgeoning actors and theater aficionados.-Lauren Strohecker, McKinley Elementary School, Abington School District, PA Â© Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
The Taming of the Drew
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Can Shakespeare help a modern girl when it comes to relationships? When Cass begins her summer internship with a reputable Shakespeare theater company, she immediately clashes with her costar Drew. He is an obnoxious know-it-all who thinks he is too good for the rest of the cast. Incredibly, her roommate becomes smitten with Drew, and Cass knows she has to intervene. What if their play, The Taming of the Shrew, is actually a guidebook? What if they use all the Bard's tricks to tame Drew and make him the perfect guy? And if they do, can Cass keep herself from falling for Drew as well? Cass and Drew's back-and-forth is clever, and the theater camp is full of eccentric characters and hilarious drama. Readers who enjoy theater and witty banter will devour this modern-day take on Shakespeare's battle of the sexes.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2016 Booklist