Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Book Review: Ophelia

Title: Ophelia
Author: Lisa Klein
Genre: YA Literary Fiction
Rating: B

140-Character Summary: Retelling of Hamlet from the perspective of Ophelia. No change in the Hamlet-related plot (from the play to the book). Change in end.

First 140 Characters: "I have always been a motherless girl. The lady Frowendel died giving birth to me, depriving also my brother, Laertes, and my father,..."

140-Character Review: The book is good, overall, but drags A LOT when Ophelia escapes Denmark for France. The end with Ophelia and Horatio is fitting for the friend.

Hogwarts Challenge Notes:
Defense Against the Dark Arts (Murder Mystery... Although if you've read the play, it's not much of a "mystery," but still good)

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