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Book Review: Srsly Hamlet by Courtney Carbone (and William Shakespeare)-4 stars

As a self proclaimed “Shakespeare Purist,” when I first saw this online I thought it was blasphemous! Making a mockery of Hamlet?! But it is hilarious! “Srsly Hamlet” is the tragedy of Hamlet told in text message format with emojis and modern day acronyms! If you love Shakespeare and also constantly talk in emojis, you need to read this. I think it will be especially great for teens in school, after they’ve read the original play, to read this as a follow up. I love how emotions were conveyed with specific emojis! I knocked off one star because no mention was made to poor Yorick in the cemetery scene. Overall, a really funny and up-to-date take on Hamlet.

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