Sunday, July 17, 2016
Review: Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure (Chooseable-Path Adventures) by Ryan North
Summary from Goodreads:
Shakespeare’s plays weren’t meant to be read. They were meant…to be played.
What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? This choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet—packed with fun puzzles, secrets, and quadrillions of possible storylines—lets you decide where the plot goes every time you read. You might play as Romeo, or as Juliet, or as both of them at the same time. You might even unlock additional playable characters!
That’s right. We figured out how to have unlockable characters in books.
I was introduced to Ryan North's choose your own adventure Shakespeare novels last year in one of my English courses and they are so much fun!
The format is fun and mixes well with the humor. It allows you to follow the original plot or go off in various silly directions. :)
However, I do believe that his previous one about Hamlet was better than the Romeo and Juliet one but it was still enjoyable.
I recommend checking it out if you like humor and Shakespeare, may be a little too adult for tweens.
3 Stars Out of 5 Stars