A retelling of the Bizet opera set in Spanish Harlem in which a teen with a fiery temper wants the one boy she can't have, with deadly consequences.
I don’t have much to say in this review because I didn’t really like Carmen. I first want to say that I’m not surprised I didn’t like this because I’m generally not a fan of reading plays. They confuse me and I just overall prefer seeing the play.
If I were to rate this book, I would get it one out of five stars, but that’s mostly because of my personal preference. I think that a lot of people will really enjoy Carmen, and I really hope people who read it do enjoy it.
Do I recommend you buy this? No, because I wouldn’t buy it. But I do suggest you read it if you enjoy plays and are looking for a snappy retelling.
The writing is really good in Carmen and I think that the story is truly interesting. I would be really happy if this book gets children and teens interested in theater and reading because that’s what this blog is all about. I’m not telling you not to read it, because if it sounds interesting to you- I think you should give it a chance. It just wasn’t a good book for me.