By Michelle Ray
Meet Ophelia: a blonde, appealing high-school senior and long-time female friend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her lifestyles is ruled not just through her boyfriend's status and his overbearing family members, but in addition through the paparazzi who hound them at any place they cross. because the devastatingly good-looking Hamlet spirals into insanity after the mysterious dying of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his loopy curler coaster existence, and lives to inform approximately it. In reside tv interviews, of course.Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine during this compulsively readable debut novel, advised via a strong-willed, modern day Ophelia.
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My dad is dead. ” Horatio went to pick up the broken guitar and I slid off the bed to sit next to Hamlet. “She’ll understand,” I said. ” Hamlet grumbled. I rushed home from school each day for the next week, declining invitations to hang out with my friends, skipping swim practice and time in the art studio to be with him. I tried to keep Hamlet from grieving. More than a minute or two of silence or stillness, and he would retreat into a depression, and it would take hours to pull him out of it.
I’m fine. Mrs. Bernstein is tough, though, and there was a quiz while we were gone. I need to do well on the makeup. ” In my attempt to sound normal, I knew my voice had gotten higher and less convincing. He shrugged, fighting back a smile, or so I thought. ” I shook my head. “Studying,” I said, looking down at my book, hoping he couldn’t see the pages shake. How had I never noticed how darn good he smelled? Seriously. Like pine trees and musk and rosemary. Had he changed deodorant? Was he suddenly wearing cologne?
I can’t. My dad—” “I need you, Phee,” he pleaded. I turned to ask my father, but he was talking to a visiting dignitary. “Ask your mother,” I said quietly. ” “Hamlet, she doesn’t like surprises. ” Gertrude was shaking hands with a duke when Hamlet tapped her on the shoulder. “I’m going with Ophelia to the car. ” Gertrude’s face grew stony and, barely opening her lips, she replied, “I said it before. There is a plan in place. ” Turning back to the duke, she continued her conversation. ” Frustrated by my inability to help Hamlet hurt less, and too full of emotion to control myself better, I stepped forward.