Just a Little Sibling Rivalry

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne
I enjoyed this romp. It was a little Shakespeare, a little teen annoyed at parents, and a little sibling rivalry. A light read for the first day of Winter break.

From Goodreads: “Hamlet Kennedy just wants to be your average, happy, vanilla eighth grader. But with Shakespearean scholar parents who dress in Elizabethan regalia and generally go about in public as if it were the sixteenth century, that’s not terribly easy. It gets worse when they decide that Hamlet’s genius seven year- old sister will attend middle school with her – and even worse when the Shakespeare project is announced and her sister is named the new math tutor. By the time an in-class recitation reveals that our heroine is an extraordinary Shakespearean actress, Hamlet can no longer hide from the fact that she – like her family – is anything but average.”

 

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