Meet Ophelia, high school senior, daughter of the Danish king’s most trusted adviser, and longtime girlfriend of Prince Hamlet. She lives a glamorous life, has a royal social circle, and her beautiful face is splashed across magazines and TV. But it comes with a price — her life is dominated 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, Hamlet spirals dangerously toward madness, and Ophelia finds herself torn between loyalty to her boyfriend, her father, her country, and her true self.
This is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from Ophelia’s point of view filled with drama, romance, tragedy, and humor. And this time, Ophelia doesn’t die.
What others have to say:
“Everything here is engaging, most of all the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia.” — The New York Times [full text]
“Teens will happily brush up on their Shakespeare in this wickedly smart retelling of the moody Prince of Denmark. ” — Family Circle Magazine [full text]
“Falling for Hamlet is incredible. Michelle Ray has a real gift for the inclusion of those subtle but important details that make a story absolutely real. I found myself thinking about the characters as if I knew them as real people long after I finished the book. If you don’t love Falling for Hamlet you’re as crazy as Hamlet himself. There’s something wonderful in the state of Denmark.” — Trent Reedy, bestselling author of Words in the Dust
“To read or not to read will never be the question for Falling for Hamlet. Michelle Ray’s clever debut gives readers an Ophelia who is in turns humorous, clever, and full of girl power. I’m simply mad for this book.” — Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Prom and Prejudice
“Sexy and searing, Falling for Hamlet is much more than a riveting retelling of a Shakespearean classic. Michelle Ray has crafted an artful story of a girl who comes unapologetically and forcefully into her own.” — Justina Chen, author of Girl, Overboard