Title: A Midsummer Night #nofilter
Author: Brett Wright, William Shakespeare
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 5, 2016
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.
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?