Choose Wisely

Romeo And/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North. Riverhead Books, 2016. 9781101983300.

I would have read an adaptation of Shakespeare’s work by Ryan North anyway (I’m a big fan of Dinosaur Comics, his Squirrel Girl reboot, and his page-by-page analysis of the novelization of Back to The Future). But getting to read a version of this story where I could help Juliet not make bizarre life choices was the best. There were symbols on the choices so I could follow Shakespeare’s (even if they were crazy) and some entertaining editorializing in the wording. If you end up picking the same path as Shakespeare, you can unlock a secret character! And there were some great running jokes about what they were doing when they were not in the play. If you like this one, be sure to pick up North’s choosable-path version of Hamlet, To Be or Not To Be, which is also available as a video game.


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