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  1. says:

    This review also appears on my blog Genie In A Book Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewHaving read and studied Hamlet this year I always found Ophelia to be a particularly interesting character as she's one who is partly overshadowed by the other dramas

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    Jackie French oh how I adore you Every story you touch turns to gold I adored this book and loved the rewritten version of Hamlet told from Ophelia's perspective This is my first Jackie French novel for the year and what a wonderful one to start on I thoroughly enjoyed looking at this famous tale through the eyes of the highly underrated Oph

  3. says:

    Jackie French has done it again written a novel basedinspired by Shakespeare and nailed it When I was in high scho

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    Fantastic A definite To Read if you're a teenager who loves Shakespeare

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    It's clever how French pulls apart the seams of the world in Hamlet to show the largely invisible actions motivations and relationships of women The invisibility to men is one aspect of the book but the ways in which the women are at times invisible to themselves or each other at other times not as invisible as they think and a kind of intergenerational class solidarity builds between the women of the castleThe the sam

  6. says:

    This book is not my usual wheelhouse I'm big into covers I know I know so if nothing else the cover would normally put me

  7. says:

    I love a retelling of Hamlet especially when Ophelia survivesBut my lady what about your grave?

  8. says:

    I think the ending was well deserved even tho I wasn't happy with it

  9. says:

    Incredible seeing 'Hamlet' from Ophelia's perspective

  10. says:

    amazing reimagining of hamlet i loved ophelia

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Summary ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Jackie French

Following on from I AM JULIET Augustthis is the second title in a proposed new series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays Ages She is the girl who will be ueen Ophelia daughter of Denmarks lord chancellor and loved by Prince Hamlet But while H. This review also appears on my blog Genie In A Book Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers Australia for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewHaving read and studied Hamlet this year I always found Ophelia to be a particularly interesting character as she s one who is partly overshadowed by the other dramas of the tragic protagonist In this beautifully told and somewhat re imagined tale the author has shed light on the type of person Ophelia was behind her seemingly demure disposition Adding her magic touch Jackie French has only enriched the story of this play which has captivated audiences for centuries Deep inside me a small illusion broke Hamlet had been born with a head to bear a crown but did he have the stomach to be kingIn this novel there is an effortless weaving of the original plot of the play with a few adjustments which although nontraditional make the story that much enthralling Ophelia proves to be much than just a subservient daughter bound by filial duty Instead she is portrayed as an intelligent young woman attempting to discern the ever changing and duplicitous court around her Elsinore Castle and Hamlet himself as well as the ghosts she encounters leave mystery behind and uestions unanswered It was fascinating to read about how she developed as a person who began to see through the lies and offer her perceptions into ueen Gertrude s actions as well It was time for a new rule now Kindness instead of hate Compassion for our people No shadows no vengeance from the past Just good sense and cheese What is also refreshing is that this rendition is unpredictable If you know the play you ll notice the little nuances which have been highlighted modified or altered altogether Though this is ultimately still a tragedy there is also a sense of hope which reaches even further beyond Shakespeare s script I think that this would be fantastic for readers who perhaps didn t connect with Hamlet but are willing to read a similar piece of prose I dare say however that even the most educated fans could take something away from Ophelia ueen of Denmark as another literary insight into one of the most multifaceted yet understated women in Shakespearean drama FINAL THOUGHTS This vividly told and richly envisioned novel was an absolute pleasure to read Jackie French has once again shone as an author who can take something already great and make it into an original tale that is just as captivating If you like this sort of Shakespearean retelling I d definitely also recommend I Am Juliet

characters Ophelia AUTHOR Jackie French

Ophelia AUTHOR Jackie French

Amlets family stab poison or haunt one another Ophelia plans a sensible rule one filled with justice and the making of delicious cheeses Even if she has to pretend to be mad to make it happen Ophelia will let nothing not even howling ghosts stand in her wayThis is Shakespeares play but with what might al. This book is not my usual wheelhouse I m big into covers I know I know so if nothing else the cover would normally put me off But man This was so good I love retellings in all forms and fashions and this retelling of Hamlet focusing on Ophelia is very clever This Ophelia is a sharp witty cunning girl Occasionally unlikable always brave this Ophelia is not a lovesick poor mad girl but a fiercely smart one who knows what she wants

Summary ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º Jackie French

So have happened behind the scenes And this story has a happy endingFrom Jackie French one of Australias most respected and awarded authors and the Australian Childrens Laureate and Senior Australian of the Year comes a book that reimagines the life of one of Shakespeares most intriguing female character. I love a retelling of Hamlet especially when Ophelia survivesBut my lady what about your grave