- Romeo and/or Juliet (A Chooseable Path Adventure).
- Ryan North.
- 400 pages.
- Humour / Parody / Fiction / Sequential Art.
- 4.5 stars out of 5.
I received a free copy of the book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Romeo and/or Juliet is a “choose your own” adventure style of book by Ryan North.For those of you unaware what a “choose your own adventure” book is then please see the below graphic/or if you already know then skip to below the graphic.
OK, so now we all know what a “choose your own” adventure book is, it’s a book dear reader where you are in charge!
North has taken William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet and turned it into his own unique version aptly titled Romeo and/or Juliet as you get to choose which of the two classic characters you read as.
Now, how to describe a book like this that has countless possibilities as far as storylines go!
If like me you studied Shakespeare in school and it was many moons ago and you need a quick recap of the story in Romeo and Juliet then see below:
But, if you know the story and are interested in the story in Romeo and/or Juliet then please see below the first below!
And, yes for those eagle-eyed amongst you reading this, that is most definitely a robot in the bottom corner and now you may well be asking what?? Why is there a robot in the graphic?? And I will tell you it is simply to emphasise the point that anything can happen in this book, there are so many fun possibilities and outcomes that it truly is great fun!
North’s writing is really good, he has an easy writing style and you end up chuckling along without even realising it. He pulls you into the stories being told thanks to his great execution in giving you just enough of everything without it ever feeling too much or too little. Each section is on a whole well thought though you do get some very short parts just of a line or two that move the story forward depending on the choices made.
North has a real knack for making you constantly smile and his winking asides are often irreverent and always humourous breaking the fourth wall and including you the reader in the story.
There’s so many different possibilities here that I haven’t read the entire book or all the paths and different endings, that’s deceiving the object of a “choose your own” adventure book anyway but I have read a lot and gone through lots of the various choices and spent an incredible few hours reading this book.
As well as Romeo and Juliet there’s also a couple of other characters that you can find depending on your choices, side quests and also a couple of other stories inside the story.
A massive mention has to go to the artists who illustrated this book, I am a big fan of the red and black colour scheme and it is used to perfection throughout this book. Each ending has an illustration by one of the different artists and you get a variety of art styles used.
All are top quality and a treat to see adding so much to the already awesome book.
Who would I recommend it to?? Well, everyone!! It’s a book that anyone who wants a laugh should read, it has a plethora of choices to make resulting in boundless possibilities and as a result it really will brighten up your day and make you smile!
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