Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

saving-hamletTJ Burns – November 1, 2016


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.

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