Henry Hamlet's Heart
Henry Hamlet doesn’t know what he wants after school ends. It’s his last semester of year twelve and all he’s sure of is his uncanny ability to make situations awkward. Luckily, he can always hide behind his enigmatic best friend, Len. They’ve been friends since forever, but where Len is mysterious, Henry is clumsy; where Len is a heart-throb, Henry is a neurotic mess. Somehow it’s always worked. That is, until Henry falls. Hard. For…

Henry didn’t expect much from his last year of school, with graduation right around the corner the only thing he knew he could count on was his best friend Len. All of a sudden Henry’s life is turned upside down, was it always this hard to just be friends? I enjoyed how this book captured the youthful confusion and uneasiness of falling in love, whether it will ruin everything or create a new start. I’d recommend this book to those who enjoy reading YA contemporary romances novels such as Heartstopper by Alice Oseman.
4/5 stars

Review by Milla (Year 10)
Mount Eliza Secondary College

Henry Hamlet’s heart wasn’t the only heart that broke during this amazing book.

Henry Hamlet’s Heart, a beautiful coming of age novel written by Rhiannon Wilde, follows Henry during his last semester of high school, through the ups and downs of falling in love with the last person he thought he would.

I really enjoyed the story and the characters (be prepared to fall in love with them) and I wish I could open the book for the first time again and experience the story afresh. I would recommend this novel to fans of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”. A solid 5 out of 5 stars, I loved this one.

Review by Arabella Year 11
Box Hill High School