Author: Wanda Ernstberger
Publisher: Etopia Press
Reviewed by: Sabrina
Who thought a poem would trigger World War Three?
Tristan Gunner—skateboard fanatic, junk food junkie, award-winning poet. But you’d think he just got detention instead of the school’s grand prize for poetry. And even though Chris won five Math and Science awards, the next Einstein is crying because he’s not the next Shakespeare. Astra wants them both to cut the drama, and caught between a mortified winner and a crybaby loser, she hopes Chris can get over his attitude before World War Three erupts in her kitchen.
Another short story review! The Next Shakespeare is about three friends who fought all because one of them, Tristan, had won a poetry award. It's a story that gives you a good life lesson that you should know (If you haven't already).
Chris is the character I'm sure most of you would hate. He's vain, selfish, shallow, and whiny. I'm glad he learns his lesson fairly quickly. Tristan would be the exact opposite: sweet and unprivileged.
Knowing more to the character, Astra, and more descriptions would have to be the issue, but it's a short story after all. The Next Shakespeare is something to be checked out.
(Wow, it's been a while since I gave this rating out!)