All the books I’d previously started before #48HBC are now finished. Take that, reading pile!
- 2 hours reading time (8 total hours read)
- 247 pages read (944 pages total)
- 0 cups of tea consumed (2 cups total)
Review #5: I was about 40 pages into The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet when I picked it up for #48HBC and it was a great addition to the pile. It’s got a lot of humor and heart (the image of Dezzie wearing a “Though she be but little, she is fierce,” shirt made me cheer), but never forgets the anxiety of fitting in in middle school. I also like that Hamlet has a lot of very real reasons to feel awkward and embarrassed–from her Ren Faire-costumed, iambic pentameter-speaking parents to her super-genius sister to worrying that her friend is crushing on her, Hamlet has a lot to be concerned about (especially when all she wants to do is fit in). I don’t read a ton of middle grade novels, but this is one I wish I’d had when I was younger.