Romeo and Juliet may be the most classic love story of all time, but am I the only one who wants to yell at Juliet every time she doesn’t take a second and THINK before killing herself?
That’s what this new choose your own adventure style version of Romeo and Juliet is all about. Ryan North reworks Shakespeare’s story to create Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure, which lets you play along as either of the lovers. You can also play the Nurse (North says there’s also an unlockable 4th character you can play. Not sure how that works, but he says it’s there). From the description:
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.
Additionally, Romeo and/or Juliet has 100+ endings and each one has a different illustration by artists like Marguerite Sauvage, Pen Ward, Randall Munroe, Noelle Stevenson, Kate Beaton, and John Klassen just to name a few.
Personally, I’d buy it for the art alone, but the idea of seeing Juliet conquer Verona with a robot army sounds good to me, too.
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