28 January 2016

Review: Macbeth #killingit by William Shakespeare + Courtney Carbone

Macbeth #killingit by William Shakespeare + Courtney Carbone
Publisher: Random House Books For Young Readers
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Book Format: Hardcover
Macbeth, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if that tragic couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!

A prophecy from three witches.
A social-climbing couple committing a murder most foul.
A cover-up that spins way out of control.

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.

My Review:
I received Macbeth #killingit from the publisher and this is my honest review.

I was fortunate enough to receive copies of the first two books published in this cute little series which were, YOLO Juliet, and srsly Hamlet which I loved! I got another chance to read the next to books. The first being, Macbeth #killingit. The first and only time I read Macbeth was in my sophomore year of high school. I enjoyed it a lot actually especially the way my teacher taught it.

Again, this version of Macbeth is mostly aimed at younger kids. I feel like these books are good for younger kids to get a little fun taste of shakespeare plays before they have to jump in full force when they get to high school. I love reading through the manuscript I got and seeing all the emojis and the social media that was included. My favorite which I did not see in either of the books before was the addition of the kingterest board which is obviously a shakespeare version pinterest. Pinterest is a relatively new love of mine so I was excited to see it.

The book definitely gets a 5 stars it does the job of giving younger eyes a look at shakespeare in the language they speak nowadays so as to prepare them for what is to come to them in high school and even college depending on their major!

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