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Young Adult

  • Henry Hamlet's Heart, Rhiannon Wilde
    Charlesbridge Teen, 9781623543693, October 18, 2022 (Young Adult)

    “This is the friends-to-lovers romance that my cold, cynical heart really needed. Henry and his first love feelings are a cuteness overload. Full of humor, sincerity, and excellent musical references, this is one of my new favorite coming-of-age stories.”

    - Melissa Taylor, E. Shaver, Bookseller, Savannah, GA

    “This incredible debut brought music to my brain, sunlight to my vision, and such deep, vibrant, and yearning love to my heart. A simple kissing dare between Henry and his best friend Len opens up feelings of wanting and belonging that neither had realized until that night. With senior year wrapping up, so much is changing already between family and friends — what does this mean for their friendship? Henry Hamlet’s Heart is a gorgeous coming of age worthy of being ranked with Aristotle & Dante and Love, Simon.

    Andrew King, Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, WA

    “There aren’t many books you absolutely fall in love with from the moment you pick up, and stay in love until you finish it (later on that day because you could not put it down), but such is Henry Hamlet’s Heart. The eponymous loveable nerd is fine with his place in social circles (barely in them), at school (not much better) and home (with his loving parents, Gran, and younger brother). He’s pretty much resigned to his wit and barbs vs. finding love, unlike his best friend who excels at all with utter ease. When Ham suddenly discovers his own feelings, he does all he can to not let his heart completely overrun his life. A genuinely delightful read that you’ll want to share with all your friends and loved ones.”

    - Ernio Hernandez, River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury, CT


    “Henry Hamlet wholly and truly has my heart. This book is an absolutely perfect laugh out loud, cry in bed, best-friends-to-lovers queer romance that you need to pick up. Rhiannon Wilde’s debut is stunning and I can’t wait to share it with everyone I know.”


    Kassie King, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO

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