The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You is a YA retelling of Much Ado About Nothing. The story is set in a competitive high school for geniuses. Beatrice and Benedick are now Trixie and Ben, but they still fight with the same fervor. Trixie is particularly fierce. Hero and Claudio are now Harper and Cornell, and their new relationship is being affected by their best friends’ inability to get along.
The characters are all super smart and into comics and Doctor Who and all that good stuff. It urged me to start (and finish) the Saga series (Though I am concerned about whether the content is appropriate for them? They are 17 or 18? In the end, I guess these fictional teenagers can live their lives the way they want). At first, I wasn’t all that into the book. The nerdy references were grating to me, and I hated how much Ben and Trixie fought. By the end, I really, really loved it.
You can read my full review here.