Ryan North’s choose-your-own-adventure spin on the classic Shakespearean tragedy will leave you wanting to revisit the story’s different paths over and over again! Readers can “play” as Romeo, Juliet, or any number of unlockable characters (yes, this book has unlockable characters) and are allowed to follow the story as Shakespeare intended or to discover one of many strange endings. This book is both a fun introduction to new readers of Shakespeare and a hilarious revisit for those who have read the Bard’s work time and time again.— Miranda
The New York Times bestseller from the author of How to Invent Everything and To Be or Not To Be Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It's Shakespeare as you've never played him before. In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet, you choose where the story goes every time you read What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? Whatever your adventure, you're guaranteed to find lots of romance, lots of epic fight scenes, and plenty of questionable decision-making by very emotional teens. All of the endings--there are over a hundred--feature beautiful illustrations by some of the greatest artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen. Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. You can choose to play as Romeo or Juliet (obviously) but you can also play as both of them, or as Juliet's nurse, or, if you're good, you can even unlock a fourth playable character That's right. We figured out how to have unlockable characters in books. Choose well, and you may even get to write the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene.
About the Author
Ryan North is a New York Times-bestselling author and cartoonist. His previous choose-your-own-path Shakespeare book, To Be or Not To Be, became Kickstarter's most-funded publishing project when it launched. That one was about Hamlet. North writes the popular webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the critically acclaimed Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel Comics, and he wrote the first thirty-five issues of Adventure Time, for which he won an Eisner Award. That's like the Oscars of comics! There's a gala and everything. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Jenn, and their dog, Noam Chompsky.