Series: Shakespeare-Inspired Books for Readers of All Ages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Year: 2008
ASIN: 1599902281
ISBN: 1599902281

Ophelia takes center stage in this dark, romantic Hamlet retelling. Smart, ambitious, and beautiful, Ophelia grows up at Elsinore Castle and eventually catches Prince Hamlet’s eye. When murder and mayhem erupts in Denmark, Ophelia must choose between her secret love or saving her own life. She plans a dangerous escape and becomes the hero of her own story. Klein’s plot points and even some of the dialogue come directly from the play itself, but her retelling takes a refreshing look at an oft-overlooked character.

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If you think you know Ophelia and Hamlet’s story, think again…
“A spellbinding tale of love, murder, and revenge.” — VOYA

As ambitious and witty as she is beautiful, Ophelia is quick to catch the eye of the captivating prince Hamlet. Their love blossoms in secret, but bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and Ophelia may be forced to choose between her relationship and her own life. In desperation, she devises a plan to escape from Elsinore Castle forever… with one very dangerous secret.

Ophelia takes center stage in this bold and thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, the story of a young woman falling in love, searching for her place in the world, and finding the strength to survive.

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