Reviews: YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare & Brett Wright and Srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare & Courtney Carbone


YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare & Brett Wrightyolo juliet

Published on May 26, 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers

112 Pages

Review copy received from publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Blurb:

Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
yolo julietTwo families at war.

A boy and a girl in love.
A secret marriage gone oh-so-wrong.

and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉
 
 tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

Seperating Scroll

srsly hamletSrsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare & Courtney Carbone

Published on May 26, 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers

128 Pages

Review copy received in exchange of an honest review.

Blurb:

Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A kingdom on the brink of war.FullSizeRender (3)
A stolen throne.
A boy seeking revenge.

and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉

tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

My Thoughts on Both….

Everyone has heard the stories or read these books by William Shakespeare, they are typical classics that we all love BUT, you have NEVER read them this way! The stories are told all via text and with emojis. They are absolutely adorable and I jumped into them as soon as they arrived. The two are the same story with a modern twist which is very cute:) My teenage daughter had taken them to school and her English Lit teacher had fallen in love with them, so they will have a new home in her classroom next year! (thank you to Random House for these review copies) I enjoyed both the books but YOLO Juliet holds a special place for me, just because Romeo and Juliet is my favorite love story<3

If you love the classics or would like to read a classic and have a hard time getting started, then you would enjoy these two books! They are easy to follow and include a glossary in case you are not up to date on all the new text lingo. They would also be a cute addition to anyone’s shelves and definitely a conversation starter for a coffee table!

5 star rating

Heather

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