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The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne
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Mar 14, 2012

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In the book the total tragedy of a girl named hamlet produced and written by the author Erin Dionne, published this book in the year January 7, 2010 with 285 pages. Hamlet and Dezzie are the two main characters in this book, hamlet is dezzie’s big sister who is taking classes lower than Dezzie is, although hamlet is in the eighth grade she has long hair, and is very loving and caring when she wants to be, or at least when her parents make sure she is watching her sister’s every movement while there at school, she is taking pre algebra right now , Meanwhile Dezzie is 7 years old, reading on a college degree level, she is the genius of the family and is currently attending middle school with her big sister, she becomes her sisters tutor later on in the story. But in this book there are several ups and downs in this story but they all contribute equally to her story because it all happens either at home or school with the same people almost every time. The main issues of this story involve hamlets jealousy between her and her genius sister who is ruining her life, there is a mystery boy who is leaving origami pigs in her locker, hamlet is in love with a boy named Carter who is still not in love with her at all, her Shakespeare scholar parents dress in Elizabeth regalia clothing, and she feels very lonely because of her unwanted talent. Hamlet and Dezzie are so different from there head to there toes that they are so much alike. On Page 64: Hamlets math teacher just ruined her life, as she announces “And now we have it, Dezzie is going to be your guy’s new math tutor.” I think this quote was really funny because her little sister is tutoring her ‘big ‘sister. On page: 104: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but it is in ourselves.” – written by Shakespeare, quoted by hamlet as she began to look over the quote a few times, she than realizes that she does have a freaky family but can no longer hide from the fact, I have a big family with all sorts of color’s, personalities, and qualities so together as a family we are some of the most happy people. Anybody that wants to feel what it is like to be back in eighth grade again, love reading books with mysteries and of course having several family friends should take the chance to read this book, because all the tragic and good events she goes through turn upside down. Thru ought all of these highlights she has got herself a big handful of trouble.
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