Saving Hamlet

Saving Hamlet

by Molly Booth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484743782
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 429,596
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Molly Booth is a total Shakespeare nerd. In high school, she was a stage manager for three different community theatres, which almost killed her. She graduated from Marlboro College and went on to study more Shakespeare (twist!) at University of Massachusetts Boston. Molly is a freelance writer and editor and has been published on,,, and various other websites. She cohosts a Bard-centric podcast, Party Bard, and directs a lovely, hilarious, and fierce group of homeschooled teen Shakespearean actors. Molly lives in Massachusetts, where she spends a lot of time with family and friends, and the rest attending to her queenly cat and loaf-of-bread-shaped dog. You can visit her online (please do!) at

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Saving Hamlet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Samantha05 More than 1 year ago
A touching story about finding your strength After a rough freshman year, Emma is ready to start sophomore year with a new haircut and a, hopefully, new attitude. When she’s suddenly called to be the assistant stage manager for her school’s production of Hamlet, she’s nervous but excited. However, her long time crush, Brandon, is directing the show, her best friend, Lulu, doesn’t get the role she desperately wanted, and the guy who helped her at a rough moment last year, Josh, is cast as the lead…. even though his acting is terrible. It feels like just when Emma is getting comfortable, something else goes wrong. While Emma is attempting to figure everything out, she falls through the stage’s trap door and lands in London, 1601, at the Globe Theater. Through time-travel adventures, friendship mishaps, and drama all around, Emma discovers what it means to step into the role of herself. Molly Booth’s SAVING HAMLET is a delightful, dramatic surprise. The premise sounded fun, and I wasn’t expecting the incredible depth and emotion SAVING HAMLET captures. Friendship is perhaps the most prominent theme throughout, and Booth navigates the different characters (and timelines) expertly. No one is perfect, but Emma battles with seeing a character or two through rose-tainted glasses. On the opposite side, she also sees humanity and surprise in characters she never expected to, and she frequently must battle with her first (and sometimes second and third) impressions of the people around her. Most notably, however, is Emma’s relationship with herself. She’s been abandoned and betrayed by friends, and she’s unexpectedly given responsibility she wasn’t anticipating. Though she begins believing a personality overhaul is due, she slowly discovers new facets she already has within herself. She learns to voice her opinions and to trust in her instincts. With humor, excellent nuances of friendship, and a fun, light time-travel element, SAVING HAMLET is a touching story about finding your strength, standing your ground, and learning through the Bard.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I'm a sucker for all things Hamlet, so I was beyond excited to get approved for this. I really liked Emma. Her passion for theatre is new, but it comes across in her actions. The backstory was a little clichéd and perhaps not even necessary. I didn't think soccer or the mean girls were important aspects to Emma's life. I loved the back and forth. The idea of seeing a show at The Globe with Shakespeare there to have his hand in everything is like a dream come true. Cooke was adorable and the snippets we got from the past characters were intriguing. Yes, there were definitely parts that were overdramatic, but such is the life in high school. Overall, it was a quick and fun read. **Huge thanks to Disney Hyperion and NetGalley for providing the arc free of charge**