Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ophelia By Lisa Klein

Written by Ari at 8:09 PM
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Ophelia By Lisa Klein

Synopsis: In this re-imagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen's most trusted lady-in-waiting. She catches the attention of the captivating, dark-haired Prince Hamlet, and their love blossoms in secret. But bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and ultimately, Ophelia must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In desperation, Ophelia devises a treacherous plan to escape from Elsinore forever . . . with one very dangerous secret, she is pregnant with Hamlet's child. Sharp and literary, dark and romantic, this dramatic story holds readers in its grip until the final, heartrending scene.
Wow. This book was beyond incredible. Although reading it I had felt the ending was a bit incredible. Lisa Klein is a genius with twisting the classic tragedy known as Hamlet. For any who know the story of Hamlet knows it basically comes down to Hamlet and Ophelia fall in love, his father is murdered, he goes insane, Ophelia kills herself, and everyone else is slaughtered. However Ophelia brings a completely different twist on that. Still the original story folds out, only in Ophelias point of view. We learn many things about Ophelia such as her past, her love for Hamlet, and her opinion on everything that is happening in the only world she knows. This book had a wonderful surprise ending, that was somewhat predictable. I am glad to have picked this book up in my library and honestly I wish that there were more Hamlet rewrites out there now. Go read this book. Now.

10 Stars. And a round of applause :D

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Anonymous said...

This book is AMAZING it really reflects Ophelia's feelings for Hamlet. If I could rate it out of 10 then this book would recieve 20!!!!! I could not put it down.

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