5 YA Shakespeare Retellings


In honor of the adorable Shakespeare week graphic on Goodreads (pictured above if you didn't see it, also click here for the info that went with it), I'm doing a list of YA Shakespeare Retellings. I hope this becomes a thing for Goodreads. I also don't know if this is already a thing and I've just been missing it (shame on me if it is!), but I would love for this to be the Google logo of the book world; I would find that fantastic.

#1 - Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Published Year: 2008
Genre: YA Fantasy
Subtitle: Good

Retelling of Romeo and Juliet with a side of time travel and a not so tragic ending...

#2 - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Published Year: 1994
Genre: Drama
Subtitle: TBR

Hamlet told from the perspective of two very minor characters... 

#3 - Ophelia by Lisa Klein

Published Year: 2006
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Subtitle: Good

Ophelia's untold perspective from the play Hamlet...

#4 - The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees

Published Year: 2011
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Subtitle: Good

Largely set before Twelfth Night, but references a lot of Will's plays...

#5 - Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Published Year: 2011
Genre: YA
Subtitle: Okay, but not Good

Based on Twelfth Night (but it ain't got nothing on She's the Man)...