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Something Rotten by Alan Gratz
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Jul 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: boy-read, mystery, teen, adult
Recommended for: 13-99 Year Old Hamlet Fans

I love a well done retelling of a classic, and this is one of the best. Gratz shows great ingenuity and creativity in this modern day spin to the Hamlet tragedy. Seriously, clever. So maybe Horatio is a bit too perfect, but it he is still very much a teenager (ie. throwing out glib and sarcastic remarks at practically every single adult that he meets). Unless you have actually read Hamlet, some of the funnier references will be lost, but you'll still enjoy the humor and the suspense.

Really looking forward to Something Wicked!

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