Romeo and Juliet

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 28 reviews

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Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

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    Romeo and Juliet

    Wonderful, but a little too mature for some kids.

    age 14+
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Optically brilliant, violent update of classic.

    age 16+
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    Hamlet (1991)

    Mel Gibson emotes as the doleful Dane.

    age 14+
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    War-set Shakespeare adaptation has plenty of blood and gore.

    age 17+

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