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16 Awesome Retellings Of Classic Literature

Is anything original anymore? That beach read you breezed through or the YA book your niece gave you was probably based on one of the classics.

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Helen Fielding is marvelous in every way. She started the Chick-Lit fad and gave Mr. Darcy fans a modern man in her fab retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
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Helen Fielding is marvelous in every way. She started the Chick-Lit fad and gave Mr. Darcy fans a modern man in her fab retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

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THE GREAT GATSBY has gone YA, contemporary YA that is. This retelling takes socialites to a new level, featuring a young girl who gets swept away in the Hamptons and all it has to offer: scandal and romance.
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THE GREAT GATSBY has gone YA, contemporary YA that is. This retelling takes socialites to a new level, featuring a young girl who gets swept away in the Hamptons and all it has to offer: scandal and romance.

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Watch out Barrie, Schulz has twisted your characters into something new and magical. In HOOK'S REVENGE, Captain Hook's daughter goes to seek revenge for her father's death. This feisty ex-ballerina will have you wondering if Peter Pan was ever really the nice-guy.
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Watch out Barrie, Schulz has twisted your characters into something new and magical. In HOOK'S REVENGE, Captain Hook's daughter goes to seek revenge for her father's death. This feisty ex-ballerina will have you wondering if Peter Pan was ever really the nice-guy.

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A fairy tale inspired by the NUTCRACKER? Is this even possible? Yes, yes it is. In this re-imagination, Clara isn't letting the sugar plums go to her head as she fights her way through a war to find her father.
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A fairy tale inspired by the NUTCRACKER? Is this even possible? Yes, yes it is. In this re-imagination, Clara isn't letting the sugar plums go to her head as she fights her way through a war to find her father.

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There are a few retellings of THE WIZARD OF OZ, but WICKED still takes the cake (or should I say ruby slippers?). This story features the Wicked Witch of the West, who isn't all that wicked. Elphaba is just a misunderstood, green-skinned girl trying to survive life in Oz.
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There are a few retellings of THE WIZARD OF OZ, but WICKED still takes the cake (or should I say ruby slippers?). This story features the Wicked Witch of the West, who isn't all that wicked. Elphaba is just a misunderstood, green-skinned girl trying to survive life in Oz.

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GOING BOVINE is the story of a teenage boy, Cameron, whose Mad Cow Disease induced hallucinations blur the line between dreams and reality. He leaves his hometown and high school behind to try to find a cure.
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GOING BOVINE is the story of a teenage boy, Cameron, whose Mad Cow Disease induced hallucinations blur the line between dreams and reality. He leaves his hometown and high school behind to try to find a cure.

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Cinderella is now Cinder, a second-class citizen and a cyborg, who unexpectedly finds herself holding Earth's fate in her hands (and obviously there is a super hot Prince!)
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Cinderella is now Cinder, a second-class citizen and a cyborg, who unexpectedly finds herself holding Earth's fate in her hands (and obviously there is a super hot Prince!)

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MURDER MOST PERSUASIVE features Jane Austen's biggest fan, Elizabeth Parker, who has to play detective and match wits with a murderer. Move PERSUASION to present-day New England, add a dash of humor and murder, and you'll get Kiely's entertaining mystery.
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MURDER MOST PERSUASIVE features Jane Austen's biggest fan, Elizabeth Parker, who has to play detective and match wits with a murderer. Move PERSUASION to present-day New England, add a dash of humor and murder, and you'll get Kiely's entertaining mystery.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND gets a dark twist in this YA Fantasy novel, as the main character learns that what she thought was fiction, talking flowers and madness, might actually be her terrifying reality.
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND gets a dark twist in this YA Fantasy novel, as the main character learns that what she thought was fiction, talking flowers and madness, might actually be her terrifying reality.

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BEOWULF is now a graphic novel! Illustrator, Gareth Hinds, can draw Grendel better than anyone can imagine him.
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BEOWULF is now a graphic novel! Illustrator, Gareth Hinds, can draw Grendel better than anyone can imagine him.

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If you like a little bit of crazy, then you will love THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER. The main character is fierce, heroic, and determined to stop her father (a familiar and insane Dr.) and his inhumane experiments on animals.
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If you like a little bit of crazy, then you will love THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER. The main character is fierce, heroic, and determined to stop her father (a familiar and insane Dr.) and his inhumane experiments on animals.

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Hello Shakespeare, I'd like to introduce you to Lisa Klein. In this retelling of HAMLET, told from Ophelia's perspective, she must choose between her love and her life.
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Hello Shakespeare, I'd like to introduce you to Lisa Klein. In this retelling of HAMLET, told from Ophelia's perspective, she must choose between her love and her life.

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Rick Riordan re-imagines dozens of Greek myths in this middle grade novel, that takes readers on a journey with Percy Jackson, half human-half God, to fulfill a prophecy and save the world.
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Rick Riordan re-imagines dozens of Greek myths in this middle grade novel, that takes readers on a journey with Percy Jackson, half human-half God, to fulfill a prophecy and save the world.

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This is a loose interpretation, but a wonderful one, exploring what it's like to be an "ordinary" teen. Here, a young girl's wish to become a fly on the wall (we are kind of glad it's not a cock roach) in the boys locker room comes true.
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This is a loose interpretation, but a wonderful one, exploring what it's like to be an "ordinary" teen. Here, a young girl's wish to become a fly on the wall (we are kind of glad it's not a cock roach) in the boys locker room comes true.

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The infamous man in green has become a teenage girl with sticky fingers, and her "merry men" are known as the Glitterati.
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The infamous man in green has become a teenage girl with sticky fingers, and her "merry men" are known as the Glitterati.

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THE HOURS is actually three stories, three days, and three generations of women affected by Virginia Wolf. The first is Mrs. Dalloway herself, the second is a woman reading the novel, the third is a woman celebrating a literary award.
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THE HOURS is actually three stories, three days, and three generations of women affected by Virginia Wolf. The first is Mrs. Dalloway herself, the second is a woman reading the novel, the third is a woman celebrating a literary award.

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