Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

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Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it. In live television interviews, of course.

Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.
 

About Michelle Ray

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Michelle Ray is a graduate of Tufts University where she majored in drama with a focus on theater history and literature. For the last twelve years she has taught English to elementary and middle-schoolers, and is currently an English and Reading teacher in a middle school magnet program for the humanities. This is her first novel.
 
Published July 5, 2011 by Poppy. 356 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, History.

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Ophelia’s been on again, off again with hot Prince Hamlet of Denmark since they were tweens.

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“‘Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Oh, thank you!’ Zara shouts as she feigns surprise at the audience’s outpouring of affection and its standing ovation.”

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Bookmarks Magazine

As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it.

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BookRack

If you’re familiar with the play, you’ll see how certain moments are modernized yet featured in the book and it’s very well done (two scenes stood out, the limo scene with Hamlet and Ophelia – Where Hamlet goes berserk.

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WAPL Teens

Hamlet is not pleased with the events surrounding his father's death and burial, and makes it known to Ophelia how he feels.

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Bibliomantics

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle RayGenre: Fiction, retelling, young adult, drama, well, I guess if Stephenie Meyer can get publishedRating: 2.7 out of 5 stars.

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Bottom Line Book Reviews

Falling for Hamlet is a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet told by Ophelia, Hamlet’s on-again and off-again girlfriend.

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Young Adult Smash

Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray, a thoroughly modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, will captivate teens as they read about how Ophelia deals with dating tormented Prince Hamlet.

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