Reviews by Tag: shakespeare

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Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry V

By William Shakespeare
4
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 17, 2022

When life gives you tennis balls, turn them into cannonballs! “Henry V” is written by William Shakespeare and is one of the greatest works of patriotism ever. The star of the story is a young and rowdy man who was most known at the time as Harry. Harry finds himself as the king of England after his father, Henry IV, dies. After a few bitter civil wars, the people of England are restless and dissatisfied, and Harry needs to prove to his people that he is worthy.

Teen Review
A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
5
Rated by
Isabel P.
Jun 6, 2022

This poetic, engaging work of Shakespeare is probably one of the best loved plays out of all of Shakespeare’s plays. This is a play about many pairs of Lovers. You meet a few groups that play a big part in the story- the young lovers, workers coming together organizing a play, and fairies. I loved the poetic style of writing used and how you got to know the characters. It really makes you feel the love shared between the people though you also experience the deceiving acts of jealous, desperate people. I thought it was well written and presented a beautiful view of classic love.

Teen Review
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
4
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 6, 2022

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Hundreds of years after William Shakespeare’s death, and audiences are still entranced by his plays. Hamlet is no exception, as it is regarded as one of the greatest plays of all time. The book is about how the young Prince of Denmark (Hamlet) reacts when he discovers the life-changing news that, not only is the King (Hamlet’s father) dead, but his mother has married the Claudius, the King’s brother, and Claudius is now king.

Teen Review
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
5
Rated by
Colin K.
Jun 2, 2022

William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a great tragedy showcasing how easily power can corrupt. Its heavy-driven plot and well-written characters keep you on your toes as you continue through the acts. Shakespeare's execution of character development is flawless all the more. The only downside to Macbeth is its challenging language as it's written in verse.

Teen Review
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights

By Chloe Gong
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Mar 30, 2022

These Violent Delights is the first novel in Chloe Gong's historical fiction series of the same name. Set in 1926 Shanghai, a blood feud between two rival gangs tears the city apart until they lose control. When a contagious sickness runs rampant through Shanghai and turns the population mad, the teenage heirs of the two gangs must work together to save their city. Gong's retelling of Romeo and Juliet is unique and well-done.

Teen Review
Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

Our Violent Ends

By Chloe Gong
5
Rated by
Kayla F.
Mar 30, 2022

Our Violent Ends, by Chloe Gong, is the sequel to These Violent Delights and a continuation of the retelling of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.  After Juliet’s supposed betrayal, Roma is on a spree of vengeance while Juliet tries to maintain her role as heir within the Scarlet Gang.  But as both Gangs face blackmails that threaten to release more monsters, a collaboration of the heirs is proposed and the two back where they started.

Teen Review
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights

By Chloe Gong
5
Rated by
Kayla F.
Mar 29, 2022

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong is a teen fiction book but is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  The book follows Roma Montagov and Juliet Cai, the two heirs of the most fearsome gangs in 1926 Shanghai.  It follows them in both the present and the past as the two struggle with their romantic relationship, as well as the threat of a monster lurking the streets.  I personally loved this book; its plot, characters, and the world itself.  It takes Romeo and Juliet’s main plot points and changes t

Teen Review
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Nov 5, 2021

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a masterpiece of chaos .After Hamlet’s father is killed by his uncle, Claudius, Hamlet must try and avenge his father’s death. After several secret plots come into play, a lot more people end up dead than Claudius. No one in Hamlet makes the most straightforward choice; all of the characters make emotional, rash decisions.

Teen Review
Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

Between Perfect and Real

By Ray Stoeve
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

June’s daily life revolves around her best friend, Jess. But when June gets sent away to Virginia because of underage drinking, it seems to be the start of a series of bad events for her. While living with her grandmother, she goes through growth, discovery, and learning to be independent.

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