(I received a copy from the authors in exchange for an honest review.)
With everything Puck has gone through, going from foster home to foster home, she never seems to catch a break. Now she’s being sent to DreamRoads, a rebabilitation wilderness camp, against her will. With a love of manipulation and the determination to get back home, she aims to stir some trouble. Will she get her way or will this journey be the hike that she needs to see her life in a better light?
When it comes to retellings, I’m so used to seeing many different kinds based on fairy-tales. I’ve never before heard of a Shakespeare retelling until I was given the chance to read Puck (A Twisted Lit Novel). Being a big Shakespeare fan myself, I felt very intrigued to know where they would go with a modern retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was a very fast-paced and really fun book. There were parts that made me laugh and other moments that stayed true to the seriousness of being in a rehabilitation camp. With the help of the other members’ support, though it wasn’t easy, they learn to be true to themselves. It sends a very real and positive message while also being true to the style of Shakespearean comedy. That being said, it overall makes this such a unique and fun novel to read.
If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you would love this retelling! It actually came out today!
I give this awesome retelling a 4 out of 5 rating!