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The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet Paperback – January 6, 2011
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[Hamlet's] emotions will resonate with anyone who has been embarrassed by family or confused by boys. --Publisher's Weekly
I totally, untragically, LOVED Hamlet! --Lauren Myracle, best-selling author
"An excellent choice for middle school readers." -School Library Journal
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What's more, Hamlet's English and history classes are embarking on an interdisciplinary "Salute to Shakespeare," complete with assignments to create a scale model of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (Hamlet's dad already has several in the basement) and to perform scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hamlet never thought she had anything in common with her Shakespeare-obsessed parents or with her freakily talented little sister. But when Hamlet is singled out for the natural skill and fluency with which she reads the Bard's immortal words, she starts to realize that she --- and not just her unusual family --- might be worthy of attention.
To top off Hamlet's confusion and embarrassment, someone has been leaving cute little origami pigs (Get it? Ham?) in her locker. Is it a secret admirer or someone making fun of her? And how about prodigy Dezzie's newfound "friendship" with popular girls Saber and Mauri?Read more ›
So far, eighth grade has not been a stellar year.
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet is a very funny book, yet moving at the same time. I caught myself laughing frequently at this book during silent reading time. The writing in this book is very witty, and Hamlet's absurd parents are deservedly the butt of many jokes. I also found myself really mad at Hamlet's parents during parts of this book for their selfish behavior.
I read this book because I wanted to put it on my summer reading list, and I'm glad that I did. Although it's written for a younger audience than most of the books that I read, the novel really captures just how hard it can be to be fourteen years old. And though the overall book is funny, there are also very moving sections as Hamlet struggles to deal with her classmates, her teachers, and her family. This is one of those middle grade novels that really captures just how difficult those early teen years are. Middle school readers should definitely check out this book.
Hamlet has to choose her battles in this book between knowing when to keep quiet and when to rise to the occasion. She has her friends who want to help her deal with her situation but Hamlet also feels bad for the feeling she has over her issues. The counselor at school gives her an out, a place where she can go and talk if she needs to, which I thought was a great addition by the author. I loved the concept of the Go Cards which the counselor handed to Hamlet – when she wanted to talk. Hamlet just needed to put one under his door with her signature on it and he would then call her to his office sometime that day. A nice quiet, secure way of saying you needed someone.Read more ›
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I really loved this book. It showed that life isn't always what it seems. I also loved that everyone one acted how real teenagers act it wasn't dressed up or dressed down it was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charlotte
I loved the story and wish to read more of Erin Dionne' s books over the summer such as Models don't eat chocolate cookiesPublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book is an amazing drama packed epic novel with... Shakespeare? A must read book. I didn't want it to end! 💜📖Published 10 months ago by Vadim Kligman
It was kinda boring at first but you just gotta get into the story. Trust me, it gets very interesting.Published 14 months ago by Len
this was a great book I loved it so much but the Shakespeare kinda thing I have to admit that it was a little weird I would recommend this book to people who like realistic fictionPublished 15 months ago by Lucy Snow
I absolutely loved this book, it holds all kinds of emotions and feelings. Some parts make you laugh out loud, and others make you cry! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Liliana