As an English teacher I am familiar with the Shakespearean classics and was curious to see how Ms. Mankin would marry Shakespeare with rock n roll. She does a great job of creating a fun present day story while using some quintessential Shakespearen techniques, such as the inclusion of secondary characters and the mad rush (that seems almost unrealistic) from the climax to denouement. The mistaken identity plot line, while not claiming to be original, is nevertheless entertaining and creates the right level of tension for this genre. However, a reader does not need to know anything about Shakespeare to enjoy this book! Read it - an entertaining and light young adult romance - and I think you will be delighted just as I was.