This modern-day retelling of Shakespeares 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 isnt just on the improv stage. Bee and longtime counselor Ben have a will-they-or-wont-they romance thats complicated by events that happenedor didnt happenlast 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, theyll have to swallow their pride and find the courage to untangle the truth, whether it leads to heartbreak or happily ever after....
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I was super excited about this book because a) I'm a huge fan of wlw anything and b) I love Much Ado About Nothing, the play. The idea of it is very clever (a modern update of Much Ado wherein Claudio and Hero are both girls), and the modernization is fun and very natural (having them all at a summer camp is a good way to get all the various characters in one place without having to reach too much).
Unlike some, I don't mind multiple POVs (I actually kind of like getting different insight on vari ...more
wow this was so bad
Edited 6/4/18: I am going down from 3.5-stars to 3-stars. The more I think about it, it was just okay for me.
Nothing Happened is a fun and quirky YA contemporary that is actually a modern day retelling of Shakespeare's comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. The drama unfolds at a kids summer camp called, Camp Dogberry, on the coast of Maine. I did have fun with this one but also had a few issues with it that I will touch upon briefly here. For me personally, it felt a bit young in comparison with most ...more
Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies. I loved this modernization and the setting of a summer camp!
I kinda have a thing for young adult books set at summer camp, because there are nowhere near enough of them in my life. And at the very start of this book, it was exactly what I wanted it to be - a fun story taking place at camp.
And then the Shakespeare plot started happening, the one that I'd completely forgotten was going to happen. Now, I've never read Much Ado About Nothing, but I did see it performed in 2009 for drama class. The reason the play works is because it's the kind of ridiculous ...more
I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Much Ado About Nothing is my favorite Shakespeare play, so of course I needed to read this modernization. There were many things about this novel that I loved. I loved the diversity, of both character ethnicity and sexuality. I loved the way the characters from the play were adapted into a modern setting. I think the modernized setting at a summer camp was perfect for this story, where rumors run wild and hookups are com ...more
This was good--a Shakespeare retelling (Much Ado About Nothing) set in a camp environment. Unfortunately, I never went to camp, so the nostalgia factor didn't appeal to me, also there were SO. MANY. POINTS. OF. VIEW. Molly did keep the characters in check with their own unique voices and I think that the diversity in this book will be so great for kids to see themselves represented in contemporary YA.
I am a huge fan of Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth. I was looking forward to the next book she would release, and Nothing Happened was a terrific follow up. Nothing Happened is a sort of re-telling of Much Ado About Nothing, set at a summer camp. I've never been camping, but I could feel how much the camp met to all the counselors who returned for the summer. Nothing Happened follows Bee and Ben, as they sort out what did or did not happen between them, which is told in sections throughout the book ...more