Speak Easy, Speak Love is easily one of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. It brilliantly captures all the pizzaz and whimsy of the jazz age. With it’s charming love stories and captivating characters, I was utterly enchanted by this story.
It was the witty and incredibly entertaining dialogue that had me absolutely enthralled with this story though. I wrote down 34 quotes that I absolutely loved while reading this book, and I wanted to share just a few with you guys, so you can see exactly why you need to pre-order this book!
About the Book
Title: Speak Easy, Speak Love
Author: McKelle George
Pub. Date: September 19, 2017
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.
Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.
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From Mckelle’s Website
McKelle George is a reader, editor, perpetual doodler, and associate librarian at the best library in the world. She mentors with Salt Lake Teen Writes and plays judge for the Poetry Out Loud teen competitions (but has no poetic talent herself). Her debut young adult novel Speak Easy, Speak Love comes out from Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2017, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City with an enormous white german shepherd and way, way too many books.
Have you added this book to your TBR list yet? What are some of the most quotable books you’ve read? What are your favorite novels set in the 1920s?