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9 Contemporary Novels To Complement Your Favorite Classics

These classic novels and their contemporary counterparts go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Random House (The Bell Jar) and Penguin (Belzhar)

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Looking For Alaska by John Green

Little, Brown (The Catcher in the Rye) and Penguin (Looking for Alaska)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Conversion by Katherine Howe

Penguin (Conversion)

The Giver by Lois Lowry and Matched by Ally Condie

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (The Giver) and Penguin (Matched)

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

Scribner (Gone With the Wind) and Penguin (Landry Park)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding and No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Faber and Faber (Lord of the Flies) and Penguin (No Safety in Numbers)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi and Like No Other by Una LaMarche

Penguin (Like No Other and The Secret Sky)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry

Penguin (The Scarlet Letter and All the Truth That's in Me)

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