Rebekah Cornell Cornell itibaren Okoia, Yeni Zelanda
As a HUGE fan of the primary source for this novel, I noticed it on top of the young adult section bookshelf at the public library and thought I'd give it a go, thinking maybe it could be used to bridge the anxiety of young adult readers and big Willy, himself. It wasn't bad. I think it could have challenged young adult readers a bit more by infusing more original writing of Shakespeare himself, but it toyed with the notion enough to give young readers a taste of the bard's beautiful use of language. Since not much is known about Shakespeare's young life or married life, this book is truly historical fiction, but does a fantastic job of painting a picture of what life would have been like for Shakespeare and his contemporary common people. One con is I don't imagine this would hook many male readers, as it is told from Anne Hathaway's perspective and her love story with Shakespeare is the focus of the story. Maybe a sequel in Shakespeare's voice written for boys could do that trick? Although the author would definitely have to take some fictional liberties to put words into Shakespeare's mouth. ;)
"How to Achieve Your Childhood Dreams" is the name of Randy's last lecture. But it was all just a head game that he played on us. There are beautiful and poignant lessons to be learned if you take them personally. I've always tried to give people the gift of time. My gratitude to Randy for taking his remaining time on earth to give to others.