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FICTION: Shakespeare, Revisited

From the June 2009 VOYA article: Shakespeare for Teens.

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Romeo and Juliet--together (and alive!) at last Juvenile Book Romeo and Juliet--together (and alive!) at last

Avi, 1937-

The eighth grade's plan to get two reluctant "lovers" together by means of a classroom production of Shakespeare's play has some very unexpected results.

The Shakespeare stealer Juvenile Book The Shakespeare stealer

Blackwood, Gary L.

A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

Shakespeare's secret Juvenile Book Shakespeare's secret

Broach, Elise.

Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.

Interred with their bones book Interred with their bones

Carrell, Jennifer Lee.

A long-lost work of Shakespeare, newly found. A killer who stages the Bard's extravagant murders as flesh-and-blood realities. A desperate race to find literary gold, and just to stay alive." "On the eve of the Globe's production of Hamlet, Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley's eccentric mentor gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, however, terrifying echoes of the past break through to the present: The Globe burns, and a body is found inside - murdered in the strange manner of Hamlet's father. Opening the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle that sets her off on a deadly, high-stakes treasure hunt, racing from England to Spain to America.

Enter three witches :   a story of Macbeth Teen Book Enter three witches : a story of Macbeth

Cooney, Caroline B.

When her father betrays the Scottish king and is hung as a traitor, Lady Mary's future is bleak after she loses her only true protector and ends up locked away in the tower by the powerful and deadly Lord and Lady Macbeth.

King of shadows Juvenile Book King of shadows

Cooper, Susan, 1935-

While in London as part of an all-boy acting company preparing to perform in a replica of the famous Globe Theatre, Nat Field suddenly finds himself transported back to 1599 and performing in the original theater under the tutelage of Shakespeare himself.

Romiette and Julio Romiette and Julio

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

When Romiette Cappelle meets Julio Montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. But like the Shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, Romiette and Julio discover that not everyone approves of their budding romance. In their case, it is because Romiette is African-American and Julio is Hispanic, and the Devildogs, a dangerous local gang, violently oppose their interracial relationship.

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Something wicked Teen Book Something wicked

Gratz, Alan, 1972-

In a contemporary story based on Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, Horatio Wilkes seeks to solve the murder of Duncan MacKae at the Scottish Highland Games in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Illyria : a novel Teen Book Illyria : a novel

Hand, Elizabeth.

Teenage cousins Madeleine and Rogan, who share twin souls and a sexual relationship, are cast in a school production of Twelfth Night that forces them to confront their respective strengths and future prospects.

The Juliet club Teen Book The Juliet club

Harper, Suzanne.

When high school junior Kate wins an essay contest that sends her to Verona, Italy, to study Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" over the summer, she meets both American and Italian students and learns not just about Shakespeare, but also about star-crossed lovers--and herself.

Ophelia :   a novel Teen Book Ophelia : a novel

Klein, Lisa M., 1958-

In a story based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia tells of her life in the court at Elsinore, her love for Prince Hamlet, and her escape from the violence in Denmark.

Hamlet : a novel Teen Book Hamlet : a novel

Marsden, John, 1950-

Grieving for the recent death of his beloved father and appalled by his mother's quick remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet, heir to the Danish throne, struggles with conflicting emotions, particularly after his father's ghost appeals to him to avenge his death.

Loving Will Shakespeare Teen Book Loving Will Shakespeare

Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

In Stratford-upon-Avon in the sixteenth century, Anne Hathaway suffers her stepmother's cruelty and yearns for love and escape, finally finding it in the arms of a boy she has grown up with, William Shakespeare.

Undine Teen Book Undine

Russon, Penni.

Sixteen-year-old Undine, hearing her presumably deceased father calling to her and feeling a strange force growing inside her, travels to the sea to discover the depths of her magical powers.

Saving Juliet Teen Book Saving Juliet

Selfors, Suzanne.

Seventeen-year-old Mimi Wallingford's stage fright and fight with her mother on the closing night of Romeo and Juliet are nothing compared to the troubles she faces when she and her leading man are transported to Shakespeare's Verona, where she decides to give the real Juliet a happy ending.

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Teen Book Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Sexton, Adam.

A new approach to the love story that never grows old! The "star-crossed" lovers have moved readers and movie-goers in a variety of forms through the years. More than 55,000 copies of various print editions of the play are sold annually. The manga version of Romeo and Juliet infuses new energy into the trials and tribulations of history's most passionate and celebrated young lovers.

Shakespeare's Macbeth : the manga edition Teen Book Shakespeare's Macbeth : the manga edition

Sexton, Adam.

Full of murderous action, Macbeth is ideal for manga Witches, ghosts, murders, battles, blood-if ever a Shakespeare play cried out for a manga version, Macbeth is it! The play regularly sells over 25,000 copies a year, and now manga fans can get caught up in the action as the Bard explores the social forces at work when men act against their better nature and the natural order of things.

Shakespeare's Hamlet : the manga edition Teen Book Shakespeare's Hamlet : the manga edition

Sexton, Adam.

Adapted for the cinema many times and performed regularly on stages around the globe, Hamlet is Shakespeare's most enduringly popular play.

Spanking Shakespeare Teen Book Spanking Shakespeare

Wizner, Jake.

Shakespeare Shapiro navigates a senior year fraught with feelings of insecurity while writing the memoir of his embarrassing life, worrying about his younger brother being cooler than he is, and having no prospects of ever getting a girlfriend.

A girl, a ghost, and the Hollywood Hills Teen Book A girl, a ghost, and the Hollywood Hills

Zindel, Lizabeth.

When Holly's mother dies unexpectedly, she thinks things can't get much worse. But then her dad starts dating again. And his new girlfriend is Holly's aunt-her mom's sister! Aunt Claudia is known in Hollywood as the Queen of B Movies. Horror films, zombie flicks, she's made them all. Holly never liked her aunt, but now she positively can't stand her. Especially once the ghost of her mother appears and tells Holly that Claudia was to blame for her death. Inspired by Hamlet , this funny novel about the danger of family secrets is a modern comic take on a classic Shakespearean tragedy.

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