Review: A Midsummer Night #nofilter

Title: A Midsummer Night #nofilter
Author: Brett Wright, William Shakespeare
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Review:

I love this series of Shakespeare plays told through texts.

It can be difficult to read Shakespeare. I was introduced to his plays in elementary school, so I’ve always loved them. However, I find that modern adaptations can be a great tool to help kids decipher classics. A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream is a complicated story, with lovers getting mixed up by magic. This book is a fun way of telling the story through texts and social media.

I even learned new things while reading this story. There is a glossary of emojis and abbreviations at the back of the book. I had to look up a couple of the abbreviations while reading, because I had no idea what they meant. Still, this was a fun and hilarious book!

I highly recommend this book to fans of Shakespeare, and to people who struggle to understand his plays.

What to read next:

YOLO Juliet by Brett Wright, William Shakespeare

srsly Hamlet by Brett Wright, William Shakespeare

Have you read A Midsummer Night #nofilter? What did you think of it?

One thought on “Review: A Midsummer Night #nofilter”

  1. Omg, this sounds like such a fun read! I recently picked up A Midsummer Night’s Dream and I forgot just how trying it can be to read Shakespeare sometimes lol (even though I’ve been enjoying it so far). I definitely have to check this out 🙂

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