Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable Hamlet retelling, from the perspective of a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.
Meet Ophelia, high school senior, daughter of the Danish king's most trusted adviser, and longtime girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. She lives a glamorous life and has a royal social circle, and her beautiful face is splashed across magazines and television screens. But it comes with a price--her life is ruled not only by Hamlet's fame and his overbearing royal family but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go.
After the sudden and suspicious death of his father, the king, the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals dangerously toward madness, and Ophelia finds herself torn, with no one to turn to. All Ophelia wants is to live a normal life. But when you date a prince, you have to play your part. Ophelia rides out this crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell her story in live television interviews.
"Inventive and brazen... Everything here is engaging... There is much for modern girls to love in Falling for Hamlet... it's the original girl story, about boys and love."
—The New York Times Book Review
"[Falling for Hamlet] might even win Shakespeare a few new fans. Recommended."
—Library Media Connection
Michelle Ray is a graduate of Tufts University where she majored in drama. A Shakespeare fan from a young age (in fifth grade, she even named her bird Polonius), she now seeks to interest people in his fantastic words and stories. She is currently a sixth-grade English teacher in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she lives with her family. Falling for Hamlet is her first novel. Her website is www.michelleraybooks.com.