Sunday, January 03, 2016

Six of YA lit's best Shakespeare retellings

At the B & N Teen Blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged six of Young Adult lit's best Shakespeare retellings, including:
Still Star-Crossed, by Melinda Taub

Okay, look, Romeo and Juliet has always seemed a little silly to me (I will argue forever that Shakespeare intended it to be a comedy). Lucky for me, this retelling focuses on the “what happens after” for two of my favorite characters: lovable Benvolio and heartless Rosaline. The powers that be declare the only way to end the feud between Capulets and Montagues forever is to have a marriage between them, which means that Romeo’s best friend, still mourning, finds himself engaged to the girl who rejected Romeo not that long ago. Rosaline, stubborn as ever, is having none of it—but she does have a plan.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue