I initially bought this book because of the name Hamlet. Hamlet happens to be my favorite Shakespeare play. What I didn't expect was to really truly like it. I love Hamlet. She's such a strong, funny character who tries to hide the things that make her different but in the end realizes it's these differences that make her special. Something we all come to realize as we're growing up.
I also love the small theater scenes of Hamlet's life that breaks up the prose in the story. It proves even more just how much Hamlet is like her family even though she tries very hard to fight it.
My favorite part was seeing the dynamic of the sister relationship between Hamlet and Dezzie, which is the root of the story. Being an older sister myself, I am familiar with the arguments and the connections beings sisters bring and I felt that these two girls were sisters in the truest form. Albeit, a bit of a different dynamic with Dezzie being a 7 year-old genius, but in the end sisterhood is what it comes down to and you always look out for your sister.
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