Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Book Review - Romeo and Juliet
About the Book
Gareth Hinds’s stylish graphic adaptation of the Bard’s romantic tragedy offers modern touches — including a diverse cast that underscores the story’s universality.
She’s a Capulet. He’s a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don’t know they’re from rival families — and when they find out, they don’t care. Their love is honest and raw and all-consuming. But it’s also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together? In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare’s original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare’s Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page.
My Take on the Book
This is a great rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale. With great images the graphic novel helps anyone become closer to this story. My daughter tried to read it herself, but it was a bit above her head, but when we started to read it together, I was able to read it with her though and walk her through some of the harder language. Doing this was fun and she now has a much better understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare and the way that he wrote his plays.
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