Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For Middle School Girls....

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne (NY: Dial, 2010).

This novel is perfect for middle school girls as it captures the utter humiliation that families can inflict. What can be worse than having your genius 7-year-old sister attending classes with you in eighth grade? Maybe having wacky Shakespeare scholar parents who wear period costumes all the time...and Hamlet Kennedy has to bear both of these indignities, and so much more.

An excellent incisive read for girls in grades 5-8.

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