YOLO Juliet

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.

<3 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;drmeans too long; didn’t read. 


The Phoenix’s Perspective

There is only one thing to say — it is hysterical.

The plot is same, so yes both Romeo and Juliet die at the end – I hope you weren’t expecting anything new. However, the twist of putting the play into text language and using emojis really gave it new life.

I really enjoyed it! I <3 YOLO Juliet.


Would I add it to the library?

Yes and there are other plays that I am looking into getting as well: Hamlet (srsly Hamlet), Macbeth (Macbeth #killingit), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A Midsummer Night #nofilter).

 

Genre: Fiction – romance, humor
ISBN: 9780553535396
Rating:  good

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