About Srsly Hamlet

Srsly Hamlet seemed pick-up worthy to me because when you first look at the cover, it’s relevant and entertaining.


Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
A kingdom on the brink of war.
A stolen throne.

A boy seeking revenge.

❤ and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉

tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example:tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.


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It’s entertaining because it takes a seriously boring Shakespeare piece (unless you like Shakespeare’s work, like myself) and makes it relatable and much easier to read. It’s definitely debatable because if you don’t use abbreviations and emojis too often it’s a bit hard to translate. Even still though, it has that handy dandy glossary to refer to.

I feel like with this type of book, being short and with the way it’s written, there could be a little bit more humour. At the back of the book there is a teaser for the Romeo and Juliet version, and it seems even more interesting to read than this one just from it’s humour!

Srsly Hamlet tells Hamlet’s story easily and in a very straight forward way, so if you’re trying to understand what is actually going on without having to put in the effort of reading Shakespeare’s writing, this is definitely worth reading.

Also, I read it in a day, super quickly. Like, half an hour is what I’m talking about.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.





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