Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

Saving Hamlet

byMolly Booth

Hardcover | November 1, 2016

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Emma Allen couldn't be more excited to start her sophomore year. Not only is she the assistant stage manager for the drama club's production ofHamlet,but her crush Brandon is directing, and she's rocking a new haircut that's sure to get his attention. But soon after school starts, everything goes haywire. Emma's promoted to stage manager with zero experience, her best friend Lulu stops talking to her, and Josh--the adorable soccer boy who's cast as the lead--turns out to be a disaster. It's up to Emma to fix it all, but she has no clue where to start.
One night after rehearsal, Emma stays behind to think through her life's latest crises and distractedly falls through the stage's trap door . . . landing in the basement of the Globe Theater.
It's London, 1601, and with her awesome new pixie cut, everyone thinks Emma's a boy--even Will Shakespeare himself. With no clue how to get home, Emma gamely plays her role as backstage assistant to the original production ofHamlet, learning a thing or two about the theater, and meeting an incredibly hot actor named Alex who finds Emma as intriguing as she finds him. But once Emma starts traveling back and forth through time, things get really confusing. Which boy is the one for her? In which reality does she belong? Will Lulu ever forgive her? And can she possibly save two disastrous productions ofHamletbefore time runs out?Praise forSaving Hamlet:"I love, love, loveSaving Hamlet. I love its characters--smart, sassy, irreverent--and its gender-bending both in the 21st and 17th centuries. I love its intelligent take on high school theater geeks."-- Jane Yolen, author ofThe Devil's Arithmetic,Sword of the Rightful King, andOwl Moon<_u53a_p>

About The Author

Molly Booth is a total Shakespeare nerd. She grew up homeschooled in Massachusetts, and spent most of her time reading Tamora Pierce novels and pretending to be Redwall characters with her four siblings. In high school, she was a stage manager for three different community theatres, which almost killed her. She went to Bunker Hill Comm...

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Title:Saving HamletFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1484752740

ISBN - 13:9781484752746

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* "This entertaining and original novel deals not just with growing up, but with a fresh and different interpretation of 'to be or not to be.'"-Kirkus Reviews, starred review