It's weird to give this a star rating. I just finished reading this, (er, listening, I have the Folger Luminary App on my iPad), and it's hard to say rate it on a scale of 1 to 5, as if that could say everything. I'm participating in an online course about Shakespeare, and this is the first play up for discussion. I read it a million years ago in high school, and remember hating the experience. Now that I'm an adult, and have read it...hrm. Listening to it being performed by actors vastly improved the experience and my comprehension, but I'm not sure what I think about the actual story. They were 13/14 for cripes sake. Love at first sight -- and when they run up against obstacles, their first thought is of suicide? I mean, yes, teenagers are prone to drama, but this is a little over the top.
I'm looking forward to the upcoming lectures in the online class, and discussions with others.