A Mid-Summers Nights Dream


Author: William Shakespeare

Published July 2016 by Simon & Schuster Paperbacks

Genre: Classics, Drama, Plays

Pages: 298

“Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon’s head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke’s wedding (one of whom is given a donkey’s head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.” -Goodreads

My Review:

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Guess what time it is!

Time for another short school book review. If I am being honest it is mostly gonna be short because this play is a really short play. Like I read it with the class in five days by reading it one hour a day.

I actually liked this book a lot.

Wait am I hearing myself correctly? Did I just say I liked a school book?



It has been along time since a school book entertained me.

But , just cause I like it doesn’t mean I am going to write a big long book review.

To begin, Shakespeare is always confusing to read at the beginning but eventually I got the hang of his language and full immersed my self into the romantic comedy.

I love rom-coms. Like LOVE them. They are my heart and soul. If my relationship couldn’t be made into a movie I don’t want it. the utter confusion between all four of the characters, Demetrius, Lysander, Hermia, and Helena, is awesome. I would hate to be in there position but I love reading about it.

While we read, we also watched the movie which really helped with the understanding of the story. At first I was super confused because the long speeches and the ol’timey language but I got the hang of it thanks to the movie.

If I was judging this story on the elements of a story it wouldn’t be very good. There were flat characters, no real suspenseful or climactic moments but it is funny. Even though it is simple I think it is still a good story.

Okay, I think I am dont with this blog. I haven’t done a short blog like this for awhile. I just dont know what else to say. Thanks for reading! Comment your opinion on this book.

Star Rating: 3.9



One thought on “A Mid-Summers Nights Dream”

  1. I, on the other hand, have LOVED reading Shakespeare since I was a kid. I carried a book of his plays around with me in the 8th grade. (You come by your geeky nature quite naturally). Anyway, Mid-Summer is one of my faves and has the very best of all characters, Puck. You will hear his name in the naming of many rouges in literature, movies and even TV, remember “Puckerman” from Glee? Anyway I am glad you enjoyed it!


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