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Shakespeare Retellings

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Riley Johnson
  • Details about Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    E. K. Johnston

    Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston's latest brave and unforgettable heroine .Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn't mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team--the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team's summer training camp is Hermione's last and marks the beginning of the end of...she's not sure what. She does know this season could make her a ……more

  • Details about We Were Liars

    We Were Liars

    E. Lockhart

    A New York Times Bestseller "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents ."-- Wall Street Journal "A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten ." "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." - John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars "You're going to ……more

  • Details about As I Descended

    As I Descended

    Robin Talley

    From the acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, Robin Talley, comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair. Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school's ultimate power couple--but one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend at exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. But Delilah doesn't know that Lily a……more

  • Details about Ophelia


    Lisa Klein

    He is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; she is simply Ophelia. If you think you know their story, think again. In this reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen's most trusted lady-in-waiting. Ambitious for knowledge and witty as well as beautiful, Ophelia learns the ways of power in a court where nothing is as it seems. When she catches the attention of the captivating, dark-haired Pr……more

  • Details about Shame the Stars

    Shame the Stars

    Guadalupe Garcia McCall

    In the midst of racial conflict and at the edges of a war at the Texas--Mexico border in 1915, Joaquín and Dulceña attempt to maintain a secret romance in this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.…more

  • Details about Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet

    Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet

    Rachel Caine

    A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series. In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and--if they survive--marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born. Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all thi……more

  • Details about The Steep and Thorny Way

    The Steep and Thorny Way

    Cat Winters

    A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet , The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten. 1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee's oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenage……more

  • Details about Juliet Immortal

    Juliet Immortal

    Stacey Jay

    For seven hundred years, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have repeatedly inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students.…more

  • Details about Eyes Like Stars

    Eyes Like Stars

    Lisa Mantchev

    The fantastic first novel in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy Welcome to the Theatre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Theatre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Theatre. It's the only home Bertie has ever known, and she has to find……more

  • Details about Wondrous strange : a novel

    Wondrous strange : a novel

    Lesley Livingston.

    When seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow meets Sonny Flannery, she discovers he is a changeling and guardian of the gate between the faerie Otherworld and the mortal realm.  She also learns that her mother had otherworldly powers that she has passed on to Kelley.…more

  • Details about Saving Hamlet

    Saving Hamlet

    Molly Booth

    Emma Allen couldn't be more excited to start her sophomore year. Not only is she the assistant stage manager for the drama club's production of Hamlet, but her crush Brandon is directing, and she's rocking a new haircut that's sure to get his attention. But soon after school starts, everything goes haywire. Emma's promoted to stage manager with zero experience, her best friend Lulu stops talking to her, and Josh--the adorable soccer boy who's cast as the lead--turns out to be a disaster. It's up……more

  • Details about Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

    Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

    Rosamund Hodge

    Sabriel meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning and atmospheric novel--the first in a duology--from the author of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound. When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city's most powerful--and warring--families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou, share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on the Juliet at birth compels h……more

  • Details about Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    Matt Wiegle (Illustrator); SparkNotes Staff

    No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare . The original No Fear series made Shakespeare's plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down. Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively offbeat, slightly funky, and appealing to teen readers. Each book will feature: Illustrated cast of characters A helpful plot summary Line-by-line translat……more

  • Details about Hamlet


    William Shakespeare; Richard Appignanesi; Emma Vieceli (Illustrator)

    One of Shakespeare's best-known plays, "Hamlet" is now adapted to the ever-popular manga format, offering an exciting new retelling to introduce young readers to the melancholy Dane.…more