Nerd-vana, here I come! As the blurbs say, this is a retelling of the Bard's "Much Ado About Nothing" set in a contemporary private high school for gifted students. What they may not mention is that the characters are wonderfully written, with quirks and foibles to make them normal teenagers despite their above-average intelligence. If Shakespeare were alive today, he would have written them with "Dr. Who", "Firefly", and "Buffy" references and arguments over the merits of Marvel versus DC comics. Since Will is no longer with us, Lily Anderson has graciously done the deed. All the bits and pieces of the original play have been carefully transplanted into a current-day setting. There are cell phones, Netflix, tofu, AP exams, and Slurpees along with devious plots, true love thwarted, and the verbal jousting between Beatrix and Benedict.
If you enjoyed "Ten Things I Hate About You," or love books that make great use of pop culture references, then you must read The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.