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The Total Tragedy of a Girl named Hamlet

Unless you’re Hamlet…
The Total Tragedy of a Girl named Hamlet (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2010) by Erin Dionne is one funny book. Here’s an intro:
It’s the first day of 8th grade and Hamlet wants to be invisible. Her mother, in full Shakespearean regalia, insists on walking Hamlet and her 7-year-old sister to the school office. 7-year-old Desdemona (Dezzie) is a genius who has been homeschooled and can’t go to college yet because she doesn’t have art or music, so here she is at Howard Hoffer Junior High to make up for the deficit. And Hamlet has to escort her from class to class. What could be more embarrassing?
Don’t ask, because it’s going to happen.
On Erin’s website it says “Her books are for teens, tweens, and anyone who survived junior high” and I have to agree after reading her first book and this one.