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Ryan North’s Romeo and/or Juliet, Another Shakesperean Choose-Your-Own-Adventure

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In a Kickstarter update involving Hamlet, Ophelia, and pizzas (don’t ask), Ryan North revealed that he’s working on a brand new choose-your-own adventure Shakespeare book in the same vein as his other Kickstarted choose-your-own adventure book, To Be or Not To Be. This time around, he’s tackling the classic toxic love story (seriously it’s not love) of Romeo & Juliet in Romeo and/or Juliet.

You can basically have love triangles on top of love triangles on top of love triangles in this one, folks. Oh, and I’m sure plenty of teenage angst. Yeah. Tons of that.

The lineup of artists for this one is absolutely KILLER and gets me so super excited. According to North’s post on his To Be or Not to Be Kickstarter, they are:

Pre-orders are apparently up on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, iBooks, and IndieBound right now. If you funded To be Or not To Be, North suggests keeping your receipt for “surprises.” Oh boy, what could it be (or not to be)?!

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