Book Friday: OMG Shakespeare

Shakespeare! Shakespeare! That’s something every high school student reads. We all can relate to this.

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Why yes we are! We love Shakespeare but not everyone does, especially when in regard to teens. With technology the cell phone is at everyones’ side and that makes teens text constantly. It’s there favorite form of communication, especially when using emojis.

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Today’s books are perfect for teen readers but also kids and adults. It’s Shakespeare made easy!

Let’s take a look at the OMG Shakespeare series!


 

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  • Series: OMG Shakespeare
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2015)

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.
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.

 

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  • julietSeries: OMG Shakespeare
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2015)

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. 

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My Review: These were hilarious books! Now Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet aren’t really comedies. They’re dramas, which may be the reason a lot of teens find them boring. The language can be foreign and drawn out. Sure it was understandable back then but in our present moment it has kids scratching their heads, wondering what the hell is going on.

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In comes OMG Shakespeare series. A modern take of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet with text messages. In a world where most people prefer texting as communication, these books come at a perfect time. I think kids of all ages can read these books and enjoy them! The emojis are perfectly placed throughout the play adding some humor to such dreary stories. The story makes sense. I’m sure even Shakespeare would be proud!

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Should you read it? Yes! A fun take on classics that any kid or adult would enjoy. And what’s even greater? It’s a quick read. No more looking up on Google the meaning of each scene. Just sit back and laugh.

starstarstarstar


 

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A parting Shakespeare quote from the fabulous Leo! Until next time.

Love the Twins

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