Feiwel and Friends, 2009;
Summary: Beatrice Shakespeare Smith lives in a theater with the characters of every play. It is the only life she knows but she is about to be kicked out if she can't contribute something invaluable. And can she figure out who her parents are?
Why I Read: I had seen it in my recommendations from amazon and I thought the summary looked interesting. I love theater although I am not a performer myself.
Thoughts: This was really weird. So some human little girl lives in a theater and can interact with all of these characters (and it's almost only Shakespeare characters mentioned but there are thousands of plays; is it only plays in English? How do all of these characters fit? Does she actually know EVERY single one of them? I know it's a magical theater and it's a fantasy world but I had trouble with these questions.) Then Bertie has interactions with Ariel (from The Tempest) which are just bizarre. SPOILER: She does eventually find her mother and I guess the sequel is where she goes to look for her father but I don't know if I want to read it (I may try to find spoilers that tell who her father is anyway).
Overall: 3/5 Very disappointing
Cover: While it is accurate (Bertie has blue hair and hangs out with tiny fairies although there should be 4), I don't really like it.