Book Birthday Shout Out is a weekly meme hosted by the girls at Bewitched Bookworms (notice the awesome button Danny made and customized for me above).. It is a way to showcase great new titles close to their release dates, also known as their "Book Birthday"! Today I'm giving a shout out to...
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
352 Pages (Hardcover)
July 5, 2011
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.
I really like the slogan (is that the right word?) for this book, "First comes love, then comes madness". I have to admit, I have not yet read Hamlet (I will get around to it... eventually), but I love modern-day retelling of classics. Especially ones that I might not have liked otherwise. I also think the cover is really fun. I don't really have much to say about this one other than the fact that I've been looking forward to it. So happy book birthday to Falling for Hamlet!
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