Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

saving-hamletTJ Burns – November 1, 2016

5_Star_Rating_System_4_and_a_half_stars

Fantastico! Brava! Bravo! Encore! Zugaben! …and all that good stuff!

Quirky, interesting characters! Emma, Stanley, Lulu, Josh, Brandon, Cooke, Wick, Haddock, and the bard himself — this was definitely a character driven story.

Emma is shy and insecure, but I find that endearing. I was rooting for her to get a chance to come out of her shell and discover her potential. I liked and could identify her. She is not very confident in her surroundings and in her actions at first, but she is totally secure in who she is (or at least who she wants to be). I had no doubt that she has enough confidence (and family support — her mom is great!) to bloom.

I liked Josh from the start, but I grew increasingly fond of him as the story went on. I appreciated his sincerity, honesty, and genuineness. I loved Stanley and Cooke! Both energetic, quirky, original, and fun! Lulu’s still quite immature, and a drama queen, but she’s talented and can learn from her mistakes. And Wick. Wick is just wonderful. He helps Emma find the confidence she lacks by giving her a chance to prove herself.

Clues were dropped from the very start and then throughout about what had caused Emma’s transition from beloved soccer star to insecure drama geek (her words, not mine 😉 ), and I had tons of fun chasing after those clues to discover the true Emma.

I really loved this story! What a fun idea! Vibrant, vivid, and diverse characters, whom I really felt I got a chance to know, …except maybe with the exception of Shakespeare. Good character development and lots of it! Lots of fun surprises! Super! Encore!

Published November 1st 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

I received a copy of this book from Disney-Hyperion via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

You can find this book at:

Amazon: Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

Teen and Young Adult Books at Amazon

TJ Burns Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1647796756

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Contemporary, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s