Don’t you love the title? LOL that’s what really caught my attention. I actually haven’t read Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but I did see the play and know the basics. I agree with the summary that it’s a fun twist on the play.
The book is told from 4 character’s perspectives. Mostly told from Ed, the main character. The other 3 are Scout (a ‘one of the guys’ type girl, Ed’s best friend, and star soccer player), Quart (genius neighbor, also Ed’s friend), and Ellie (sweet, beautiful, new in town). All fun characters.
Cannon did a great job showing true high school emotions. The characters had lots of insecurities that I think are common for many teenagers and some adults. I liked seeing them work through insecurity to learn their strengths.
This is a really light-hearted read, even too silly for me at times. Not for someone who only reads serious stuff. This is a quick read; if it was any longer I probably would have lost interest. Again I would have liked there to be no cussing. Period. It was a really funny read though. I laughed out loud quite a few times.
Content Ratings: highlight between the ( ) for details
Sexual Content: mild ( kissing, thoughts of sex- like “am I the only teenager not having sex” )
Language: mild/moderate ( 5 d***, 3 h***, 1 bloody h***, 2 s*** )
Violence: almost none ( punch in the face )