3.5 stars - rounding up to 4. This was a sweet and touching story of first love. It takes place in the summer of 1997 and tells the story of Charlie Lewis and Fran Fisher. They are part of a summer theatre group putting on a performance of Romeo and Juliet. I found it to be very realistic - the characters were likable, down to earth and genuinely behaved like teenagers. It did get to be a little long at times. I felt like all the detailed backstory with Charlie's parents wasn't really necessary and his friendship with his school friends didn't do much more than portray how people change. But it was well written and an overall enjoyable book. I could definitely see it being made into a movie in the future.