Spanking Shakespeare

Spanking Shakespeare

SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born, and his life has gone downhill from there, one embarrassing incident after another. Entering his senior year of high school, Shakespeare has never had a girlfriend, his younger brother is cooler than he is, and his best friend's favorite topic of conver SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as some kind of sick joke when he was born,...

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Title:Spanking Shakespeare
Author:Jake Wizner
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Spanking Shakespeare
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:287 pages pages

Spanking Shakespeare Reviews

  • Carmyn
    Nov 09, 2009
    Spanking Shakespeare was another book challenge by a student at school. Brittney loved this book and was suggesting it for a book club pick. I'm glad I read it first. While it was immensely entertaining, I'm not sure it would have been as good for discussing and the sexual content and ...
  • stephanie
    Mar 13, 2008
    i liked the beginning of the book much better than the end, though i suppose all the posturing of the dry sarcasm had to have some point. i also like that the main character (shakespeare) doesn't really change all that much - except, i guess, in his idea of what the point of senior yea...
  • Anna
    Apr 12, 2009
    Wow -- awesome writing. I picked this novel up after having heard a lot of good things as well some so-so comments that questioned why this novel is getting such good reviews. After reading it (and I could not put it down!), I can completely understand why certain readers love it while...
  • Anita
    Nov 05, 2007
    This is a book about a 17 yr old boy's life. He's a senior in high school and has to write a memoir. This book tells of his horrible experiences in life. The format of this book is special because it alternates between the author writing and the protagonist's writing (his memoir). The ...
  • katarzyna
    May 26, 2009
    I loved this book! The characters are hilarious, definitely pretty quirky but still mostly realistic. I enjoyed the format with bits from the narrator's memoirs popping up in between the present storyline and thought it was very well done. Usually when you've got 2 stories going like t...
  • Aiden
    Sep 22, 2010
    Following like many books I've had to read for school, Spanking Shakespeare was pretty much a "mad libs" type teen comedy/drama book. I say this because all the author has to do is fill in the words to the existing plot. So as you might guess, this is not my favorite book of all time, ...
  • Glenn Miller
    Mar 03, 2008
    Eh. It was okay. I didn't find the humor very humorous. Shapiro is a sad sack with a decent heart who has a weird name and experiences all sorts of embarrassing situations. The writing is fine. The problem I had with the book is that the characters feel like stereotypes. Shakespear...
  • Michael
    Jul 22, 2012
    For some reason, I've been on a YA reading kick the last few weeks. Maybe it's a desire to pad the stats in the "books read" list for the year or maybe it's a desire to return to a "simpler" time in my life when all I had to worry about was doing well in school and trying to get member...
  • Amanda
    Jul 10, 2009
    When I saw the title of this book, I immediately let loose with one of those Beavis and Butthead snort-laughs. Then I saw the words "lewd," "hilarious," and "vulgar" on the front and back cover and knew it had to be mine. If only I had ended my relationship with this book there because...
  • Kermit
    Jul 19, 2009
    From ALA's Best YA Books of 2008 I'm not giving this any stars since I didn't finish it. I read about 60 pages. Shakespeare Shapiro is a high school senior. He's not happy with the name that his parents gave him. He goes to some kind of posh high school in NYC that focuses on writing...
  • Arlene
    Jul 15, 2009
    Spanking Shakespeare, by Jake Wizner, is a cringe worthy story that will have you laughing and shaking your head at the antics and mental babble of a seventeen year old guy. Much to my chagrin, I have to admit I enjoyed the story, but it's not for the prim and proper, as some of the co...
  • Heather
    Feb 17, 2009
    I picked this book up because I have a real thing for (in terms of loving to) reading books with male protagonists who are written by guys. I bought this book on Saturday afternoon and read it cover to cover in about two hours. The characters are all funny, and I found myself laughi...
  • Peachy
    Mar 04, 2009
    Think coming-of-age story for the 21st century. Think Diary of a Wimpy Kid for the mature teen. Think self-deprecating humour by a misfit, that has developed a cult following. Add these all up and you?ve got this hilarious, laugh-out-loud, quick witted novel, Spanking Shakespeare. ...
  • Jonathan Stotter
    Apr 13, 2010
    review 1 I am reading this book for a while and it is very long. It is also though funny and interesting. It has some weird scenes but it's still very good. It talks about a boy who is named Shake Spear and these stories about him in this one year. I learned from this book that...
  • Patrick
    Sep 22, 2011
    First of all, I would give anything to have a cool name such as Shakespeare. Shakespeare Shapiro however hated it, as bearing the name carries with it a spotlight alongside. And he hates being in the spotlight. Being in the spotlight would be the last thing that he wanted. For Shakespe...
  • Kelly Hull
    Dec 08, 2013
    TOP TEN REASONS TO READ SPANKING SHAKESPEARE 10. Your spouse will look at you like you're crazy when he/she walks into the room and you are laughing hysterically by yourself with only a book. 9. You will secretly know you are not crazy, just reading something refreshing and side-s...
  • Mitch Koehler
    Oct 12, 2011
    The book "Spanking Shakespeare" was one of the funniest books that I have ever read! The author, Jake Wizner, wrote this story to entertain a reader who loves humor and comedy. I think Wizner wrote this book for teenage boys and for adults who love comedies to remind them of what thei...
  • Bethany-Kris
    Jul 01, 2015
    My sister happened to give me this book a long while ago. She wanted me to read it, for whatever reason. I remember why I don't often read the same things she does, now. Nonetheless, humorous, but not for my age group. It also reminded me of why I no longer read young adult fiction, I'...
  • Veronica
    Apr 17, 2013
    Shakespeare Shapiro is a young man going through his senior year of high school dealing with the many issues a young man can have, mainly, a constant erection and a need to be loved. Although the first few chapters focus on those needs, the story does unfold to deal with many other iss...
  • Emerson  Chan
    Dec 18, 2014
    Spanking Shakespeare , is a book that I read because my friends had recommended it to me. It explains about a boy that struggles with his life in high school. He feels that the life he has is awful. Change In the book, Shakespeare faces change of his thoughts about his life. In the ...
  • Jonathan M.
    Nov 07, 2014
    I was scavenging for another book to read through Ms. Paese's library. I went over to the section where I found and signed out Omnivore's Dilemma. I looked around it to find an interesting books to read. There, hidden under a bunch of books made by Robert Cormier, was a book called Spa...
  • Donna
    Jun 05, 2018
    This book turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I will straight up admit, that Young Adult - Humor (ie: pubescent humor) is so NOT my thing. If I had seen that before downloading this one, I might have scrolled right on by. Some of this was crude and disgusting. It had me saying, "...
  • Max Arden
    Nov 11, 2014
    Because I love comedy, I chose to look for a funny short novel. This book was the perfect match! One thing in this book that impressed me (and made me laugh) was how inappropriate the main character was and how he was able to keep the book serious at the same time. Throughout the entir...
  • Cynthia Nomanee
    Jan 26, 2014
    This book was filled with one-dimensional, stereotypical characters, the biggest one of all being the main character himself, Shakespeare. I understand that this book was supposed (key word being supposed)to be a coming-of-age story with a relatable teenage character and his teen angst...
  • Renee Kirk
    May 31, 2013
    I only read this book partially. Towards the beginning, he has the student write a story which is intended to be humorous, which was essentially a list of various sexual assaults that the man in the story had committed. Afterwards, the girl Shakespeare Sharpio had a crush on came up an...
  • Pat Pohrte
    May 01, 2014
    As an actor, I found the introduction to Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wizner as the perfect comedic monologue to perform. Just the introduction to the book will have you on the floor hysterical with the way Shapiro bashes his hippie parents for giving him the name of Shakespeare Shapir...
  • Brad Dibenedetto
    Dec 18, 2014
    What made me want to choose this was that I was recommended it by my teacher. One thing that really impressed me was the humor. This book kept me giggling, snickering and sometimes bursting out laughing. This is what really enjoy this book was the fact that it kept me laughing. Pretty ...
  • Daniel Fichtl
    Dec 03, 2014
    The reason that I read this book was because when ii went into the library I saw about 20 copies of the book and if there are so many copies there should be a reason for it, and I guessed that reason was because it is a great book. One interesting thing about this book is that it has j...
  • Roberta
    Oct 14, 2018
    Non č facile far ridere. Credo che il dramma sia molto pių semplice. Questo č uno dei pochi libri che č riuscito a farmi ridere di cuore. La tramač semplicissima: la classica storia del ragazzo dell'ultimo anno di liceo che cerca di sopravvivere alla vita da adolescente (lezioni...
  • Haris7
    Mar 27, 2017
    I loved this book; truly hilarious and although it was brief, and childish i still loved it. ...