Henry Hamlet’s Heart

Rhiannon Wilde

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 the last person he imagined.

From an exciting debut author comes this passionate story of growing up, letting go, and learning how to love.

It’s easy to get carried away by this story, which deftly breaks your heart and sticky-tapes it back together again.

- Queensland Literary Awards judges

A queer romance perfect for those who love the agony of anticipation and the angst of first love.

- Books+Publishing

A riveting YA queer romance debut, filled with best friend shenanigans, gay confusion, first loves, and first heartbreaks, perfect for fans of Alice Oseman and Becky Albertalli.

- The Nerd Daily

Winner, the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer
Young Adult, Queer Romance

Rhiannon Wilde

Rhiannon Wilde is a high school teacher who loves words, books, and coffee. Stylistically she has always been influenced by poetry, and the works of people like Sylvia Plath and WB Yeats.Henry Hamlet’s Heart is her debut novel.

University of Queensland Press (UQP)

For 70 years UQP has been at the forefront of innovative publishing. It has launched the careers of many great novelists, published contemporary poets, been a pioneering force in children’s and young adult publishing and has set the benchmark for award-winning scholarly and Black Australian writing.

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