Reblog: 12 contemporary YA novels that retell Shakespeare — Shakespeare & Beyond

Our weekly dose of inspiration comes directly from one of my favorite blogs today…

Shakespeare & Beyond is the Folger Library’s blog, and they’ve always got amazing posts, so I’d check them out if I was you. They also have a fantastic podcast. Worth spending some time with.

Anyway, this particular post happens to be a list of YA novels based on Shakespeare. I mean, come on. How wonderful. I’ve only read one of them, To Be or Not To Be by Ryan North, which is a “choose your own adventure” version of Hamlet that had me quite literally laughing out loud, which doesn’t happen very often. If the other books on this list are as good as that one, it’s a good list.

 

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Are you a fan of YA novels? Young adult literature is booming right now, from contemporary sob-fests like The Fault in Our Stars to action adventure series like The Maze Runner. And with Shakespeare a staple of the high school classroom, it makes sense authors would want to tackle Shakespeare retellings for their teen audience. Here are a…

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