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In the hilarious book The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, Hamlet Kennedy is anything but an average 8th grader. There are many reasons why, but the first one you can figure out without even reading a single page of the book, her name. Author Erin Dionne tells the ...
In the hilarious book The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, Hamlet Kennedy is anything but an average 8th grader. There are many reasons why, but the first one you can figure out without even reading a single page of the book, her name. Author Erin Dionne tells the story of a girl juggling the challenges of 8th grade and the challenges of her family. Have you ever thought that your family was weird or dorky? Well if you have they are probably nothing compared to Hamlet's. With a brainiac seven-year-old sister who takes college courses and two Shakespeare geeks for parents, Hamlet has a lot to deal with. And don't even mention school. With her newfound talent for Shakespeare, (which she desperately tries to hide from her parents) Hamlet is afraid that she is becoming a true Kennedy. On top of that she is failing pre- algebra! Oh and did I mention that her little sister is in 8th grade with her? For Hamlet 8th grade is about the worst grade ever. What I liked best about this book was that there were so many mysteries. Like when Hamlet finds origami pigs in her locker but can't figure out who put them there. Whether the mysteries are big or small, Hamlet always finds the answer. I would recommend this fantastic book to girls ages ten and up because the main character is a girl and she is in 8th grade, so she does deal with some mature problems. I hope that you will enjoy this book as much as I did and think that it was as funny as I thought it was.
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