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A Wounded Name Ophelia Castellan Will Never Be Just Another Girl At Elsinore Academy Seeing Ghosts Is Not A Skill Prized In Future Society Wives Even When She Takes Her Pills, The Bean Sidhe Beckon, Reminding Her Of A Promise To Her Dead Mother Now, In The Wake Of The Headmaster S Sudden Death, The Whole Academy Is In Turmoil, And Ophelia Can No Longer Ignore The Fae Especially Once She Starts Seeing The Headmaster S Ghosts Two Of Them On The School Grounds Her Only Confidante Is Dane, The Headmaster S Grieving Son Yet Even As She Gives Of Herself To Him, Dane Spirals Toward A Tragic Fate Dragging Ophelia, And The Rest Of Elsinore, With Him You Know How This Story Ends Yet Even In The Face Of Certain Death, Ophelia Has A Choice To Make And A Promise To Keep.

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    I m nearly done with this novel And I m writing my review now for a reason I ve hit that point where the novel has gone from completely breath taking to I m not finishing it.Let me first give you an idea of where I m coming from I am both a Shakespeare fan and not a fan When the stories are broken down for me, I love the plot lines But I do not dig the old language, and I very, very much do not dig reading plays And when I was in high school, my English teacher made the class listen to these horrid audio dramas of Shakespeare s works that to this day make me feel like nails are scratching across a chalkboard when I think about reading the original works.That said, the idea of reading Hamlet in a modern day setting with modern day dialog totally jumped on it.Yes, the story is told from Ophelia s POV, and I found that an interesting choice Very much a grabbing for the girlie romance readers choice, but still.And I opened the book and found such beautiful writing BEAUTIFUL And it stays beautiful throughout Really even at this point, I can say the writing has been consistently beautiful throughout.But therein lies part of the problem The writing is beautiful, but homogeneous It never fluctuates in tone or mood, and after a while it starts to feel.weary.My other big problem with the story is that it feels like it s being forced to fit the mold of the original story It felt like wholly its own story at first, and the au...


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    I haven t read Hamlet though I do know the Wiki version of it I somehow never felt the urge to do so I know it s a classic and I intend to but somehow I have never gotten around it Before I started this novel, all I knew about Ophelia was that she really ought to have sucker punched Hamlet at least once and that she drowned.There s a beauty to A Wounded Name that I am not going to be able to fully articulate here Hutchinson has given Shakespeare s play a modern setting, time wise, but because the actual events take place in a boarding school that is closed off from the other world, it seems to be exist in a time vacuum I was always surprised when modern accessories such as motorbikes and smart phones were mentioned They always felt like intrusions into the narrative than prosaic items for daily use What struck a particularly dissonant chord as far as the time setting is concerned was the status of the female students While I understand that female education is lacking in certain countries, the type of attitude shown here ...


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    In beautiful and poignant language, Dot Hutchison has brilliantly re imagined the all too familiar tale of Hamlet and given Ophelia the voice she had been denied until now Haunting, atmospheric, and lyrical, her heartbreaking and harrowing narrative captures the complex inner dynamics of a lonely teenage girl, alienated and damage...


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    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog A Wounded Name by Dot HutchisonPublisher Carolrhoda LabPublication Date September 1, 2013Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from Goodreads There s a girl who could throw herself head first into life and forge an unbreakable name, an identity that stands on its own without fathers or brothers or lovers who devour and shatter.I VE NEVER BEEN THAT GIRL.Sixteen year old Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother.Now, in the wake of the Headmaster s sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster s ghosts two of them on the school grounds.At the center of her crumbling world is Dane, the Headmaster s grieving son He, too, understands the power of a promise to a parent even a dead one To him, Ophelia is the only person ...


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    Don t tell anyone, but the truth is I have never read Hamlet So, reading A Wounded Name was a bit of an adventure for me and I don t think I experienced it in its entirety, but even so, I really adored A Wounded Name.A Wounded Name is a very hard book to like There are some very uncomfortable themes and it s a very dark book If you prefer not to read books with abuse emotional and physical and suicide, this is not the book for you.What makes Hutchison s retelling different from most retellings whether they are Shakespeare retellings or not is the atmosphere Most authors try to modernize their retelling by making the overall story lighter, but Hutchison definitely did not A Wounded Name is morbid and disturbing and it makes your skin crawl while reading it At risk of sounding a bit cliche, I must say that there is honestly no light in this book.The writing in this book is something that makes two distinct groups of readers those who loved it and those who hated it It really depends on how flowery you can handle your language Personally, I thought the language fit the book perfectly, even if it did at times make reading incredibly slow The language felt like it was straight out of a Shakespeare play One mountain to overcome while reading this book is the fact that you will not like anyone in the book This isn t a retelling where Hamlet is a lovable character an...


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    3.5 starsThis may come as a shock, judging by the mediocre average rating of this novel and the extremely valid 1 star reviews that top the GR page, and it certainly was a shock to me, but I actually liked this novel Quite a lot Having said that, let me be clear on something I would not recommend this novel to anyone, because all those 1 stars reviews are completely right this is an extremely depressive novel that features what s probably one of the most disturbing, despicable and unhealthiest relationships I ve read about, along with some pretty infuriating characters to boot I can see why that wouldn t work for most readers, but, ironically, those were the things I loved the most about the novel Most YA retellings of classical works of fiction, as opposed to fairy tale retellings, which give the authors a lot room to make the stories their own , struggle with capturing the essence that made the original a classic, like Great, most of them never actually succeed at convincing the reader of the connection between what they present and the work and author they are trying to honor, like Of Monsters and Madness, and even less do they ever manage to make a good case for the necessity of this retelling, like Thorn Abbey or Ashes on the Waves, but I actually think Hutchinson managed to ...


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    Originally posted at I was totally BLOWN AWAY by this book I studied Hamlet in school last year, and I honestly thought it was one of the best of Shakespeare s plays that I ve read He s brilliant with his works and every single word practically leads to something else That s why I must admit I was in total English analyzation mode when it came to A Wounded Name.First off, I was completely drawn to that cover GORGEOUS I could gaze at it for hours and hours and never be bored with it I think it really represents Ophelia physically as well as her character s traits Anyway, as I was saying, I was captured by the cover, and I knew no matter what, I had to read this book for the sake of the cover Later on after I got approved to read this one, I found out that it was a Hamlet retelling I was so pumped I love, love, LOVE Hamlet and I thought this would be a brilliant take on it Turns out, I was totally right.This book actually took me a while to get through because it was a pretty long book, and also at times I found myself drawn into and lingering on...


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    Hamlet s my favorite Shakespeare tragedy His other work combined together can t top this masterpiece So when I first saw someone was publishing a retelling I just had to have it Not everyone has the talent and the guts to try out to integrate Shakespeare into their work Dot Hutchison did an outstanding job Ophelia is one of those characters in Hamlet I didn t care for She was spineless and pretty much everything I don t like in a woman My heroines need to be strong and independent but A Wounded Name s Ophelia made this well known story interesting and made me like her even though she was still weak She tries so hard to please her father, to be a good, obedient daughter and great wife one day to some yet unknown gentleman She takes pills which are trying to get rid of the apparitions she keeps seeing all around Her life flips upside down when Dane s father, Hamlet senior dies After Hamlet s death, his brother marries Dane s mother and gets the title of the super intendant which only makes Dane angrier so he starts doing all sort of crazy things around the campus His two best friends, Horatio and Ophelia are there by his side and are trying to comfort him Dane s rage and bitterness leaves Ophelia bruised after his every episode On the positive side, he doesn t remember anything but it doesn t stop Ophelia from allowing him to abuse her after their every secret mee...


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    I read a A Wounded Name this week and was not disappointed It is a Hamlet retelling from Ophelia s POV Which isn t totally unheard of, I have three other books that do the same thing However this is the difference, in those other three books Hamlet is such a likable romantic interest and Ophelia doesn t die at the end.I found this book to be much like I pictured the play to be First off no this isn t a spoiler go read the damn play she dies at the end of this book, drowns in the lake Second off Hamlet and her relationship is full of agony, anger, love, lust and tragedy Many might be upset because their relationship is abusive, however in context it needed to be By pretending to be mad Dane Hamlet actually becomes crazy and Ophelia can do nothing than soak up his pain She feels this is the only way to help him Also in this tale Ophelia has always been a little crazy She sees ghosts, she sees the Faerie World and her mother tried to drown them both when she was eight, I mean she commits suicide to be a ghos...


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    I first picked up this book because I love the artist who did the cover Now that I have read my way through the story, I m in love with the words as well It has the feel of the original Hamlet telling, whimsical, lyrical, devasting and all While it might not be as modern feeling as the setting, I loved it for that.I enjoyed seeing the story told from Ophelia s p...

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