Rewriting Shakespeare (YA Edition)

Top 10 Rewriting Shakespeare (YA Edition) : Saving Juliet, Falling for Hamlet, Lady Macbeth's Daughter, Romeo Redeemed, The Juliet Club, Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing, Enter Three Witches, Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story, Romiette and Julio

AuthorSuzanne Selfors
Now as a story in and of itself, as a time-travel (or perhaps in this case, one should say more a play-travel) fantasy, Suzanne Selfors' Saving Juliet really and truly presents itself as a massively fun romp, a bit chick literature-like perhaps (and most definitely conceptualised for and specifically...
Falling for Hamlet
AuthorMichelle Ray
Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into...
AuthorLisa M. Klein
The daughter Macbeth might have had, if Shakespeare had thought to create her
Albia has grown up with no knowledge of her mother or her father, the powerful Macbeth. Instead she knows the dark lure of the Wychelm Wood and the moors, where she's been raised by three strange sisters. It's only when the...
AuthorStacey Jay
Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling...
AuthorSuzanne Harper
Italy . . . Shakespeare . . . but no romance?

Kate Sanderson inherited her good sense from her mother, a disciplined law professor, and her admiration for the Bard from her father, a passionate Shakespeare scholar. When she gets dumped, out of the blue, for the Practically Perfect Ashley Lawson,...
AuthorRichard Appignanesi
"Now presenting Manga Shakespearethe Bards greatest plays in an accessible, lively format for a new generation of readers"
Romeo and Juliet" is ideally suited for the manga formatit has teenage heroes, scheming and villainous adults, heartbreaking tragedy, and the ultimate romantic plot...
Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing
AuthorRichard Appignanesi
They've done a pretty good job with the editing for this edition. These manga shakespeares are, necessarily I suppose, heavily abridged from the complete plays, though the text is actually Shakespeare. Hamlet suffers from over-cutting. But Much Ado About Nothing seems to come out nicely: the plot...
AuthorCaroline B. Cooney
A fresh perspective on Macbeth from one of today's foremost YA writers. Three girls witness the action of Shakespeare's play firsthand - and their lives are forever changed because of it.

Lady Mary is a ward of Lord and Lady Macbeth whose life is forever changed when her father, Lord Cawdor,...
AuthorLisa Fiedler
Shakespeare's classic retold from another perspective

Rosaline won't let anyone or anything get in the way of her future as a healer. That is, until she meets Benvolio. Where Romeo's words had been hollow and unfounded, Benvolio's are filled with sincerity and true love. Now Rosaline finds...
AuthorSharon M. Draper
Reference information:
Title: Romiette and Julio
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks Year: 1999
# of pages: 320 Genre: Teen Fiction
Reading level: 13 Interest level: 13+
Potential hot lava: gangs, violence, kidnapping

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AuthorAlan Gratz
Something is rotten in Denmark, Tennessee, and it is not just the polluted Copenhagen River. Hamilton Prince's father has been murdered, according to a hidden video message. Horatio Wilkes, Hamilton's best friend, is visiting the Prince mansion when the video turns up. The guys need to find the killer...
The Juliet Spell
AuthorDouglas Rees
I wanted the role of Juliet more than anything. I studied hard. I gave a great reading for it—even with Bobby checking me out the whole time. I deserved the part.

I didn't get it. So I decided to level the playing field, though I actually might have leveled the whole play. You see, since there aren't...
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty
AuthorJody Gehrman
Geena can't wait to spend summer vacation with her two best girls: her friend Amber and her cousin Hero. All three are working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop together, but the moment Amber and Hero meet, the claws come out. They hate each other on sight. Geena's dream of a girl-bonding summer flies...
AuthorRichard Appignanesi
The latest in the breakout series Manga Shakespeare, introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.

Shipwrecks, long-lost families, and a powerful magician make Shakespeare’s masterpiece perfect for the Manga Shakespeare. Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been on an isolated island...
AuthorPamela Mingle
A romantic time travel story that's ideal for fans of novels by Meg Cabot and Donna Jo Napoli--and, of course, Shakespeare.

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance...
AuthorLesley Livingston
"I don't love Sonny Flannery." That's the lie Kelley Winslow is told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City. But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny...
Shylock's Daughter
AuthorMirjam Pressler
As the beautiful daughter of a wealthy moneylender, Jessica leads a relatively privileged life in the Jewish Ghetto. But during her rare walks through the main streets of Venice, she has caught glimpses of the colorful, exciting world outside. Then, by chance she meets a handsome aristocrat named...
Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure
AuthorRyan North
Shakespeare’s plays weren’t meant to be read. They were meant…to be played.

What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? This choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet—packed...
AuthorCarolyn Meyer
Poor Anne Hathaway is still living with her callous stepmother, and her prospects for marriage and a home of her own are becoming grim. However, she can't seem to get charismatic Will Shakespeare out of her mind--even though he is much too young for her. But then one day Will impulsively kisses his childhood...
The Shakespeare Stealer
AuthorGary L. Blackwood
Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns...
Romeo Juliet Vampires
AuthorClaudia Gabel
"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless."

The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead...
AuthorLisa Fiedler
Ophelia lives to tell the tale of what happened at Elsinore

"The nights at Elsinore are longer than anywhere else.

I have stayed awake these many weeks, which has aided me greatly in my portrayal of one who has gone daft. For my skin is pale as fresh daisy petals, and my eyes sink inward,...
AuthorLauren Bjorkman
With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest--who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they're as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out...
Manga Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
AuthorRichard Appignanesi
In Shakespeare’s enduring tale of ancient Rome, Julius Caesar is at the height of his powers—but there are men plotting his destruction. Is Caesar a tyrant or a dynamic leader? Are his enemies greedy or noble? The Manga Shakespeare adaptation of this important work maintains the language—and...
AuthorPeter W. Hassinger
Susanna Shakespeare finds the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon much too quiet and provincial. She yearns to travel to London to see her father's world of players and poets, and to follow a secret dream of her own. Once Susanna arrives in London, nothing is quite as she expected it to be -- least of all...
King Lear
AuthorGareth Hinds
This is the most successful adaptation of Shakespeare to the graphic medium that I have read. Wisely, Hinds keeps large parts of the original dialog so the poetry and the passion of the play are undiluted. In supplementary notes at the end of the text he explains his choices.

To the text he has...
AuthorAlan Gratz
The Scottish Highland Festival in Tennessee is all set to begin, but there’s one problem: Duncan MacRae, founder of the games, has just been murdered. The police arrested Malcolm, Duncan’s son, but is he really the killer? Horatio Wilkes, for one, has doubts. Horatio is attending the festival...
Breaking Dawn
AuthorStephenie Meyer
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of...
The Chosen Prince
AuthorDiane Stanley
From master storyteller Diane Stanley comes a spellbinding tale, based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, of two princes—one chosen, one lost—and a mysterious girl on a magical island, all caught in a great web of destiny.

On the day of his birth, Prince Alexos is revealed to be the long-awaited...
AuthorErin Dionne
Hamlet Kennedy just wants to be your average, happy, vanilla eighth grader. But with Shakespearean scholar parents who dress in Elizabethan regalia and generally go about in public as if it were the sixteenth century, that’s not terribly easy. It gets worse when they decide that Hamlet’s genius...
AuthorGrace Tiffany
Ariel is beautiful and magical, a creator of dreams and of mischief. Sprung from the mind of a dazed sailor shipwrecked in the Bermuda Triangle, she rules half of her enchanted isle, dreaming of the savior from the east who will help her conquer all. When Prospero, a lost mariner, appears on the beach,...
AuthorSusan Cooper
WHAT'S NAT DOING IN SHAKESPEARE'S TIME?Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in a new replica of the...
AuthorGareth Hinds
With elegant, contemporary artwork and a faithful but succinct adaptation, this graphic novel casts a classic drama in a provocative new light.

Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender...
The Shakespeare Stealer Series
AuthorGary L. Blackwood
The three novels in Gary Blackwood's award-winning Shakespeare Stealer series are now available in this affordably priced and handsome hardcover omnibus volume, which includes the complete texts of The Shakespeare Stealer, Shakespeare's Scribe, and Shakespeare's Spy. Fans can immerse themselves...
AuthorTui T. Sutherland
The stage is set for misunderstandings, magic, and mayhem! Hermia: ready to wow audiences as the perfect Juliet in Athenwood High's spring play. Unless they give the part to her best friend . . .

Helena: a believer in true love who's waiting for her soul mate to appear. She's worried she might...
Wings: A Fairy Tale
AuthorE.D. Baker
There's always been something a little unusual about Tamisin. Her freckles look more like sparkles, and the full moon makes her want to dance.

But nothing could have prepared her for the day when real, working fairy wings sprout from her back. At school there's a new guy named Jak, who seems to...
The Third Witch
AuthorRebecca Reisert
Gilly - the half-savage heroine - is a young girl on the edge of womanhood, who lives in a Scottish forest with two older women, scraping a living from scavenging in the woods and robbing the dead on the battlefields of a terrible, endless war. She lives only for revenge against the man and woman who destroyed...
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