Today on the blog I have a review for Two Winters by Lauren Emily Whalen for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
Release Date: September 14, 2021
About The Book:
Two Winters is a contemporary YA retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale about birth, death, Catholic school, improv comedy and the healing nature of time.
The winter of 1997 is a tragedy waiting to happen. Small-town life isn’t easy for seventeen-year-old, bisexual and closeted Paulina, especially when her best friend Mia becomes pregnant and doesn’t want to tell the baby’s father, Paulina’s other best friend, Tesla. Meanwhile, Paulina’s secret relationship with volleyball star Ani is about to go public. One fateful night, everything changes forever.
In the winter of 2014, Perdita, bi and proud in Chicago, is weeks away from turning seventeen. She loves her two moms, but why won’t they talk about her adoption? When Perdita meets improv performer Fenton, she discovers both a kindred soul and a willing accomplice in her search for the truth. Will Perdita find what she’s looking for?
Miss W’s Review:
Two Winter’s is a retelling of Shakespeare “A Winters Tale”
The story is told through multiple timelines, 1997 where Mia is pregnant and then 17 years later when Mia’s daughter is 17 years old. I enjoyed this story telling. The characters were well written and I enjoyed the nod to the original story.
This was a great retelling of the story and having read the classic, this adaption was really a great take. The plot was nicely paced and well thought out.
About the Author:
Lauren Emily Whalen is the author of two books for young adults: the novel Satellite (2017) and the nonfiction book Dealing with Drama (2021). Her queer YA short story “I Saw Her Again” appears in the holiday ghost anthology Link by Link (2020). Lauren is a freelance writer, professional performer, and very amateur aerialist who graduated from Catholic school and is an unabashed devotee of the Bard. She lives in Chicago with her cat, Versace, and an apartment full of books.
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