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{YOLO Juliet: William Shakesphere: Brett Wright}YOLO Juliet by Brett Wright, William Shakesphere
Series: OMG Shakespeare, OMG Classics
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on May 26, 2015
Genres: Classics, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – 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!

Two 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.

{My thoughts} – I have got to admit this is one of the more interesting takes on the classic Romeo and Juliet love story that I have read in awhile. It didn’t take long for me to read through it as it’s simple short text in the style it is written. I like how it is written in a modern style that can and will appeal to the younger audiences. I also like how it is in a sense written like a chatroom, but with a spin added, because it appears to be a chatroom within a facebook realm. I don’t know if that makes sense but both facebook and chatroom concepts are merged together along with texting to create this book.

If you have never read Romeo and Juliet and are wanting to read a version of it, this could be a fast read for you, that helps you to understand the story without all the old English styled writing. I have always enjoyed the story of Romeo and Juliet, however I do not particularly enjoy the original version, but this one was well done and worth the read. I hope that my daughter will read it and quite possibly enjoy it. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

If you have not read the classic Romeo and Juliet and do not know the story it is simple. Two families are at war with one another and their teenage children decide to get married in secret. The fight concludes in the death of many including the young newly weds.

I also, wonder how many more classics they will be writing in this style. As I stated, above it was a fun read, it was engaging and enjoyable.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.