Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Nothing Happened by Molly Booth. This Blog Tour is coordinated by Rockstar Book Tours.
PUBLISHER: Disney – Hyperion
DATE PUBLISHED: 15th May 2018
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.
An LGBT+ Shakespeare retelling set at a summer camp. If that doesn’t have you interested I don’t know what will. A sweet and fun summer-y retelling with characters that were so relatable. I loved the plot, the setting and the characters… This was is a book to read on a warm summer day under a nice shady tree.
There is two couples featured in this book and one is a f/f romance. Right from the beginning there is drama and mayhem at the camp. There is a lot of cheesy moments and dramatics in the novel but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The prose and pacing keep me engaged in the overall story and character development through to the last page.
There is a large amount of diversity within this novel. One of the main couples is queer with LGBT+ representation. There is also mental health rep and cultural diversity. There is so much representation.
This is the summer novel you never knew you needed. For fans of Morgan Matson and Kasie West, the summer fun is on par with these contemporary masters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
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3 winners will receive a finished copy of NOTHING HAPPENED, US Only.
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