Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599902289, 352pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2008
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If you think you know Ophelia and Hamlet's story, think again...
"A spellbinding tale of love, murder, and revenge." -- VOYA
As ambitious and witty as she is beautiful, Ophelia is quick to catch the eye of the captivating prince Hamlet. Their love blossoms in secret, but bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and Ophelia may be forced to choose between her relationship and her own life. In desperation, she devises a plan to escape from Elsinore Castle forever... with one very dangerous secret.
Ophelia takes center stage in this bold and thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, the story of a young woman falling in love, searching for her place in the world, and finding the strength to survive.
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Praise For Ophelia…
"Ophelia the character is playful and bold; her banter with Hamlet is witty, and often their repartee features wordplay and double entendre that would have made the Bard happy." - Kirkus Reviews
"Klein creates a captivating story of a young woman entwined in an unconventional love, with secrets that could bring a royal kingdom to its knees. . . . A spellbinding tale of love, murder, and revenge." - VOYA
"Teens need not be familiar with Shakespeare’s original to enjoy this fresh take—with the added romance and a strong heroine at its center." - Publishers Weekly
"This book blew me away." - TeensReadToo.com, Gold Star Award
"[Readers] will be swept up by the vivid, atmospheric setting, the heart- pounding romance, the palpable torment, and Ophelia’s fierce, earnest questions about how to love." - Booklist
"Sure to be popular with young women struggling with issues of honor, betrayal, and finding one’s path." - SLJ
"Lisa Klein has done an incredible job with Ophelia. She has taken one of Shakespeare’s famous plays and written a tale that is a little more user friendly in today’s world. . . . Add castles, adventure, romance, murder and fleeing for one’s life, and you have an amazing story." - Teenreads.com, a Best Book of the Year