Friday, October 28, 2011

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray - OPTIONAL

Ray, Michelle  Falling for Hamlet, 348 pgs.  Little Brown and Company, 2011.  $17.99 Language PG-13 (41 swears); Mature content-PG-13; Violence-PG-13;  In a modern take on the timeless story of Hamlet, Ophelia is the main character and explains her love for Hamlet through a day-time television interview, an interrogation and a journal-like confession.  This story closely follows the tragedy of Hamlet, with the main difference being that Ophelia never goes crazy, and fakes her death to escape Claudius.  Entertaining and fast paced, this is a fun novel, but is too risqué for the classroom or for a teacher to require it as reading.  HS-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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