I received this book for free from Random House in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Midsummer Night #nofilter by Brett Wright, William Shakepeare
Series: OMG Shakespeare
Published by Random House BFYR on January 5th 2016
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Retellings, YA
Source: Random House
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
Imagine: What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
Four lovers who can’t decide who they have a crush on.
One mischievous fairy with a love potion.
Total chaos in the fairy world, the human world, and everywhere in between!
and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at 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.
Every time I have read one of these books I can’t help but smile. They are great fun!! I have actually never read A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I have read little bits, but never the whole thing. Of course, I knew what the story was about, but reading it in this way made it so much fun. Once again, I have to say that these books are amazing because they make learning about these stories entertaining, and in my case, want to read the real thing.
Text and social media are such prominent things today that this is such a great way to write a book. Especially books that some may find boring otherwise. Or have trouble understanding the language since we all know that Shakespeare can be a bit hard to decipher at times. What better way than to have emoji’s and OMG’s right? Anyways, this was short but packs in the general story.
This has all the crazy mischief, love and not so much love, and fun entertainment in the way of an awfully done play. It seems that there is always a tragic love story, but what better way to read about doomed loves, then revived hope then with a good winky face or crying emoji. I hope that these books get people interested in reading the actual stories, and if not, at least some reading is better than nothing for those who don’t enjoy it. *gasp* I have really enjoyed every one of these books that I have read and I will recommend them to all my friends and neighbors.
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I love Shakespeare. I am one of those geeks that read and watch the movies in the original language. I’m so glad another generation might get interested.