The Taming

The Taming

Book - 2012
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Katie likes to believe she's invisible. It seems so much safer than being exposed as who she is: shy, poor, and vulnerable. So getting up in front of audience as the lead in her school's production of The Taming of the Shrew should be complete torture. But as Katie tells it, something totally unexpected happened when she stepped on stage: "My head exploded. I loved it. Acting hit me like a sucker punch and I loved, loved, loved it! Invisible Katie became visible Katherina."
 
Evan is, as they say, another story. He knows just what it takes to get noticed, and he uses every one of the skills he's perfected from years of being the new kid at yet another new school. Rich, smart, and ridiculously charming, he's like nothing and no one Katie has ever encountered. How then could someone like him possibly be interested in someone like her ? But before she knows it they are inseparable. Over the dizzying course of their relationship, Katie must confront the fact that the power of love can conceal darker truths.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780385676588
Branch Call Number: WAL
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Toten, Teresa 1955-

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laughing_gal Apr 04, 2013

I found interesting how much Shakespeare was referred to and that it was not the most popular Shakespeare book The Taming was based on.

Chamomile_Calendula Mar 31, 2013

I enjoyed this book completely. To me it was very interesting.

darrenharrypotter123 Mar 20, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It was nothing like I though it would be.

habsfan14 Jan 24, 2013

I did not enjoy reading this book becauase I kept expecting something exciting to happen but was always disappointed. Plus I did not apprieciate the way the authors poked around the main issues rather than attack them head on. The characters were hard to decipher and made it difficult to understand their perspective.

BlueDragon22 Jan 11, 2013

This book is not what I expected. It was much better. The summary on the back does not do it justice. It was certainly not a happy romance. It was beautifuly written. The story itself however is very dark and intense. The characters were very well developed though. It was a good read, but if you are looking for a happy romance, I would suggest looking elsewhere.

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SKaTEr96
Jun 04, 2012

Do not judge this book by it's cover. This book was considered a "romance" according to the library. It's not. This is not a light, happy, lovey- dovey book. It's a good book - don't get me wrong but it's very intense.

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