Caleb + Kate

Romeo Juliet gets an update in this story of forbidden love Shakespeare s never been so hip Jenny B Jones, author of The Charmed Life SeriesAs the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to the five star Monrovi Inn empire, Kate has both everything and nothing She s bored with school and lifeuntil she locks eyes with Caleb at a school dance.Caleb is n Romeo Juliet gets an update in this story of forbidden love Shakespeare s never been so hip Jenny B Jones, author of The Charmed Life SeriesAs the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to the five star Monrovi Inn empire, Kate has both everything and nothing She s bored with school and lifeuntil she locks eyes with Caleb at a school dance.Caleb is new to Kate s exclusive prep school, and it s clear he doesn t fit in In fact, he and his dad work in maintenance for Kate s father And while Caleb knows better than to spend time with the boss s daughter, it seems that every time he tries to back away, something pulls him right back in.When their parents demand that they are to stay away from each other, they learn of a fight between their families that occurred than fifty years ago It s a mystery Kate doesn t understandbut a legacy Caleb has endured his entire life.With the world stacked against them, Caleb and Kate will have to walk by faith to find the path that God has planned for them.
Caleb Kate Romeo Juliet gets an update in this story of forbidden love Shakespeare s never been so hip Jenny B Jones author of The Charmed Life SeriesAs the popular darling of the junior class and heiress to th

  • Title: Caleb + Kate
  • Author: Cindy Martinusen Coloma
  • ISBN: 9781595546784
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Caleb + Kate”

    1. Rating 3.5-4 stars"Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like a thorn." - William Shakespeare Caleb + Kate is quick and light retelling of Romeo and Juliet. It is a beautifully written novel all about true love. Not only is the cover gorgeous but at the beginning of each chapter is a different quote from Shakespeare making it one of the most beautiful books I ever seen.This book has dual narration and I enjoyed getting both points of views. Caleb and Ka [...]

    2. I'm sorry but whomever described this god-forsaken book as a 'quick, light Romeo+Juliet retelling' needs to go read it again. Paying special attention to that 70% of the book which is bogged down in meaningless, repetitive internal-dialogue. Let's go through the bad points of this book shall we?The Characters \Everyone from trying-hard-to-be-a-modern-Romeo Caleb to the Gossip-girls-in-the-sweet-valley-of-the-travelling-pants minor female characters, reeked of daytime-soapie fakeness. None of the [...]

    3. If there was a ten star rating system for Young Adult romances I'd give this book twelve stars. It's the best YA romance I've ever read. Seriously. My heart was actually pounding for the last half of the book. Yes, it really was. I adored Caleb. He was a great guy, and I loved that he was not what everyone assumed when they first met him. The same with Kate. She wasn't a rich snob like he'd expected. I was thrilled that he couldn't hate her even though he had tried. They were so different. Havin [...]

    4. Keeping it short againI have mixed feelings about Caleb+Kate. Picture this a family feud, on one side is a family that's well-off, and on the other one is one that does not seem as wealthy. From the first is the girl, and from the second, the boy. Where the girl is bored and lacks passion, the boy is loyal and passionate and fiery. By some twist, they meet. Initially, they rub each other the wrong way, but after some exposure, they realize (after a month!) that they might be falling for each oth [...]

    5. Caleb and Kate is a really cute novel. Kate is the popular girl of the school and when the new scholarship boy turns out to be working at her family's hotel and there is actual history between their families, things get interesting. I really loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. They were all from various Shakespeare plays and they were really well picked. It was really easy to get into this book and it had such a cute cover too! I also like the varying narrators. Kate, then Caleb. [...]

    6. In a simple form, Caleb + Kate is a modern take on Romeo and Juliet but the “house divided” aspect manifests in a different form. Two separate families from different backgrounds and cultures, holding a common link in the past but now in battle make up the most basic premise for this book. Built on top of that is a relationship formed out of teenage emotion and one sparked on despite each party’s original intent to ignore the other.Kate is a rich heiress, the daughter of a man who owns a l [...]

    7. Kate Monrovi has the quintessential perfect life. Her family is loaded, she’s got the money to buy whatever she wants, whenever she wants, and she goes to one of the most elite private schools the West Coast of America has to offer. She could be anything she wants, go to any college in the country, do whatever she wants with her life, but as we learn more about Kate, we realize that Kate has absolutely no idea what she wants from life. Money, it seems, can buy a lot of stuff, but it can’t bu [...]

    8. Caleb + Kate is a sweet love story, told in alternating chapters from the viewpoint of Kate and Caleb. Kate may be very wealthy but she is not spoiled. When she does something wrong, she willingly takes the punishment and she cares about the welfare of others. Still, Kate has some lessons to learn about life and her friendship with Caleb helps her to grow and see things in a different way. After the death of his mom, Caleb's father and younger sister moved to Oregon but Caleb stayed behind in Ha [...]

    9. Update: There is some content of some teens drinking and smoking in this. Probably 2 stars but I just can't. There is a lot of romance (it is a Romeo and Juliet retelling) but overall just not needed and I would not recommend itOld:it was O.K. not like I love it, but not like I hate it

    10. Caleb plus Kate? Beautiful. Loving. Great. Just perfect. They're the shapes to a puzzle, one cant be without another. Cindy made a wonderful, breath-taking exploration of a combination of two people. I 100% cherished every page, every word, of this book. I'm still stunned at the beauty of love shown between Caleb and Kate.I dont know why, but these days, all the books I've read keep suprising me. This book wasnt what I expected, and I kinda blame it on myself(since I didnt pay too much attention [...]

    11. Personal Response I thoughtCaleb and Kate was a good book; I enjoyed the story of Caleb and Kate. They had struggled in the beginning of their relationship, but by the end it was easier on them. One thing that I did not like was that they focused on the past of both families, which was why the relationship had a rocky start. Plot Kate was at school when she got called down to the Headmistress Mrs. Liberty’s office. She was told she would have to show the new guy around school on his first day. [...]

    12. The course of true love never did run smooth.- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE The Tempest (Act 1, Scene 1)Love is like death’s cold grip crushing the beats from an innocent heart.- ElaineOnce upon a time, I believed in love, I believed in the entire happily-ever-after dream.- KateRules were made to be broken.- MaggieOur doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Measure for Measure (Act 1, Scene 4)Revenge is more fun than love.- MonicaWhen [...]

    13. Review posted at Amaterasu ReadsIt's a Romeo and Juliet re-telling with a different twist. One that goes deeper and more complicated. It's about family, faith, love and the sacrifices we need to do in order for us to be happy.Kate thought she had it all. She's rich, she attends a prestigious school and have two of the best friends anyone can have. She thought she wouldn't ever be in love. Not in the foreseeable future anyway. But that was until she meets Caleb, the son of the maintenance guy, fr [...]

    14. I was browsing through the YA section of the library when I foundCaleb + Kate. I love discovering a great new book and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a modern (loose) retelling of Romeo and Juliet, and very sweet. I liked that the author incorporated texting and social media into the book, because it very realistically depicted teens these days and I don’t think enough YA authors incorporate it to the extent that they should. Kate and Caleb’s relationship does develop very quickly, as [...]

    15. Kate Monrovi's family owns a chain of hotels, so this young lady drives a Lexus and she can afford a $500 pair of shoes. Caleb Kalani and his father don't have much as far as material things but they are hard workers with integrity. Kate is white, Caleb is Hawaiian. A relationship between these two young people begins with a dare but some family members don't want them to be together. It isn't a racial issue -not totally. Their families have been against each other for more than fifty years for [...]

    16. My Thoughts: How can I describe this one? Well, first off, we are introduced to Kate. Kate comes off as a snobby rich girl to some people, but really she isn't. She's actually kind. We are also introduced to Caleb who isn't as wealthy as Kate's family and is transferring from Hawaii to her school. Their is a long held rivalry between their families and are persuaded not to become friends. Of course what happens? They fall in love! This story switches back and forth between each point of view (lo [...]

    17. My Opinion: I fell in love with the characters almost immediately. However, I didn't really like Kate's best friend Monica but she wasn't that much part of the story. The characters are a lot different then what I was expecting and I was expecting a story more traditional to the Romeo and Juliet story. It was a lot like it but of course with a happy ending. I didn't like Kate's sister in the story either. (She was the pregnant one in my teaser Tuesday post). I loved how it was mainly the grandfa [...]

    18. I found this book- disappointing.While the characters were okay and likable, there was just so much left out. When I finished the book, I was expecting maybe a sequel would be in the works but I don't see that is true. Unfortunately, that leaves A LOT of blanks in this story. The feud is never fully explained- we know there was a woman involved and a grant of land with a sacred blessing but nothing beyond those basic facts- the financial difficulties of Kate's parents never resolved, there is me [...]

    19. Absolutely adorable. The first time I read this book was 2 years ago, and I definitely didn't appreciate what a gem this novel was. Now after a re-read, I've found insightful quotes that I totally missed the first time I read it, and I can now fully appreciate Caleb and Kate's story now that I've also read Romeo and Juliet, although I must say I like the book better than I like the play. (Maybe it's just me, but I didn't actually like Romeo and Juliet. I found it incredibly unromantic, and there [...]

    20. It was a really boring book. I didn't like the main characters, they're not strong enough.Also, this is not a Christian book. At least not for me. I really don't like when people assume a book is a Christian book just because it involves a church somehow.But anyways, the book was not good :(

    21. I wanted to like this book, but honestly its biggest shortcoming to me was- nothing much happened. I found it quite boring, and didn't like Caleb and Kate's tones. They didn't sound believable.

    22. I'm not impressed with Caleb+Kate. Once again my high expectations messed everything up. I was a sweet book but I wasn't emotionally invested in the story and characters.

    23. A much happier ending than the one in Romeo + Juliet ;)Is it bad that I fell in love with Oliver a little bit more than I fell in love with Caleb?

    24. Shakespeare never been so hip? What about Romeo and Juliet never been so boring? Because honestly, this book is a boring one. I expected Romeo and Juliet's retelling in a modern style, but then it's just an old family feud that involved a bitter old man. And the chemistry between Caleb and Kate isn't working for me. Beside all the talk about love bla bla bla, I just couldn't feel it. And they're 17 after all. Duh! Maybe yes, there's a love once in a lifetime but honestly, when I was 17 years old [...]

    25. Good things about this young adult novel: No sex. Teenagers go to church and talk about God and becoming better people. Kudos to the author for including God. Not-so-good things about this novel: I really really abhor reading a book with a made-up conflict. Kate goes all out of character and becomes this unreasonable melodramatic person for no verifiable reason I can see. Sure her boyfriend is moving back to Hawaii for the foreseeable future, but most teenagers have the ability to understand his [...]

    26. "Caleb + Kate" is a young adult romance novel. Though Caleb had a point-of-view role and was portrayed well, this novel will appeal most to female teens. The story switched between Kate and Caleb's point-of-view with both sections clearly marked and written in first person present tense ("I stand" instead of "she stood"). Though I noticed it, the present tense read smoothly and didn't bother me.On the actual printed cover, Caleb's skin is darker than it looks in the above cover picture. This is [...]

    27. This love for her consumes my brain like a fire and pounds through every cell in my beingKate Monrovi has the perfect little life everyone is rooting for. Her family has the money to buy whatever she wants and she goes to one of the most elite private school on their state. With her family's status, she could do whatever she wants for her life, but as the story progress we learn more about her and realize that she absolutely have no idea what she really wanted for her life. She is not the typica [...]

    28. I have given the book 4 stars, but it should be 3 and a half. I just rounded up. I was a bit annoyed when I discovered after receiving the book that it was Christian fiction, whatever that is. However I was surprised that the Christian part of the book is quite modest and flows in the book harmoniously (although the references to sex sounded a bit forced, but that could be my perception). What I didn't like in the book was the first-person narrative, especially the lack of description, except ne [...]

    29. I never thought I could read this one, but then, I got lucky enough to purchase this book at a bargain bookstore. Awesome! I was actually having a hard time to rate this book whether giving this a 4 or a 5 but then decided on a 4.5, not bad. I actually thought this is all too cliche for me. That Caleb is your average bad boy with the I-hate-you-from-the-start-and-that-our-family-is-up-against-each-other towards Kate, and that Kate is all spoiled-brat type of girl that could have her way because [...]

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