Classic Literature Retellings

Hi All! It’s Becky. I just read So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix. In honor of this new Little Women adaptation, here is a shortlist of classic adaptations.

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethan C. Morrow
Adapted From Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Morrow takes the classic tale of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and transfers the story of sisterhood to four recently emancipated slaves. The new March sisters are growing up, find their place in the world, and searching for love. Morrow’s take on the story gives voice to young African American women during The Civil War, a voice that isn’t normally represented. The book tells a new story of love and family while staying true to the spirit of the original novel.

I received an eARC of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkings
Adapted From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Jane has spent her life just trying to get by. After aging out of the foster care system, she is looking for a place to call home. Jane meets Eddie Rochester, and he and his wealth seem like the perfect answer to the problems in her life. Jane and Eddie grow closer, and she begins to uncover the secrets around his first wife’s disappearance, which may put her in danger.

The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor
Adapted from Emma by Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse is just trying to adapt to her new life in her senior year. Emma’s sister just left for college across the country, she is being forced to carpool with her coding club co-president, and all she wants is for the coding club to win the state competition to help her get a spot at Standford. Emma comes up with the perfect project for the coding club, an app that would help you find your perfect match. However, as the date of the competition nears, Emma begins to question her project, what love means, and her feelings towards her co-president.

What is your favorite retelling? Add your picks to the comment section.

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