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Hamlet – interesting and slightly strange

a7c25bb8144b76673d27593d8bf8081bI finished Hamlet, a classic by Shakespeare as well as an interesting and slightly strange story. This story stars Hamlet, a son to a king who recently passed away deals with his ghost. Hamlet’s father’s ghost reveals to being poisoned by his brother, and makes Hamlet promise to kill his brother. Hamlet, under immense pressure, vows to avenge his father. While also feeling betrayed by his mother, the queen who marrys the deceased kings brother, Hamlet struggles with trust. In the end Hamlet does succeed in killing his once uncle now father/king.

This play was interesting to read- challenging but intriguing.

There was great mystery within this story- the ghost of the king Hamlet, was he real? Or was Hamlet simply imagining his father?

The writing of Shakespeare is simply incredible- the wording, grammar, provides the flow of the story while keeping the plot under control even with the insane things taking place. I would not say this was my favorite piece by Shakespeare but I do recommend it.

–Sophie, Columbia, Teen Blogger

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Book Shorts: Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood

 Title:  Anna Dressed in Blood

Author:  Kendare Blake

Summary:  For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

I started reading it because… I don’t like horror stories or movies, but some friends thought this one would change my mind.

I kept reading because… The characters in this book are so vivid. Cas the ghost hunter has a lot of weight on his shoulders, and once he decides to befriend a couple other kids who can help him hunt this ghost, the plot really starts moving.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To:  Protect the Living from the Dead.

Six Word Recap:  Ghost hunter meets dead girl, swoons.

This book reminded me of Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz, because of the fast and furious plot, the strange twists, and the ongoing presence of the dead.

Website of interest:  Find the book trailer here.