YA verse novel
R- 2 ish (subtle and non-explicit, but a fair amount of sensual imagery)
An interesting retelling of Romeo and Juliet, involving an Israeli girl and a Palestinian boy.
Definitely YA-- not something I would give to Boo for a while (she's 12).
Biggest complaint-- not always being able the tell who's speaking. It's not a simple "one poem from him, then one from her" set up and they aren't all labeled as to who it is.
Overall.... well, let's say I liked it as well as I'm ever going to like a Romeo and Juliet retelling.
(I HATE Romeo and Juliet, so maybe that's not saying a lot, but hey.)
If you're in the mood for star-crossed lovers, this is a quick and satisfying read.
Received for review.
(And since I was finished with it within an hour of it arriving on my doorstep, I'd say this counts as my "something new". Now I just need to find something old and something borrowed.)