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Don't Stop Me If You've Heard This One

This list features retellings of some of your favorite literary classics.


Avalon High
Avalon High

When Ellie starts at her new school Avalon High, she quickly realizes that not everything is what it seems. As a strange chain of events plays out, the parallels between Avalon High and the Legend of King Arthur become only too apparent.


Romiette and Julio
Romiette and Julio

When Romiette Cappelle and Julio Montague fall in love, neither is anticipating the vehemence with which their families oppose their relationship. As in Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet, Romiette and Julio must find their own way to prove their love.


The tower room
The tower room

In a modern version of the Rapunzel fairy tale, Megan, who lives at a secluded girl's school where her foster mother is headmistress, falls in love for the first time with the young man her foster mother has chosen for herself.


Pictures of the night
Pictures of the night

In a modern version of the Snow White fairy tale, eighteen-year-old Bella is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents while singing with a small band in London and Paris during her summer break from school, and believes them to be caused by her jealous, malevolent stepmother.


Watching the roses
Watching the roses

After being raped at her eighteenth birthday party, an English girl, whose life resembles a modern version of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, withdraws into silent thoughts of her unusual family and the events that led to her trauma.


Finn : a novel
Finn : a novel

Chloe's life with her grandparents is idyllic, until her abusive mother and stepfather reenter her life. In a story reminiscent of Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn, Chloe runs away with her grandparent's maid to start a new life.


The lightning thief
The lightning thief

The ancient Greek gods are alive and well in the 21st century, and twelve-year-old Percy Jackson finds himself smack-dab in the middle of one of their "arguments." Can the young demigod and his friends prevent a war on Mount Olympus?


The Dashwood sisters' secrets of love
The Dashwood sisters' secrets of love

Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility comes freely to mind when reading this novel about three teenage girls who, after the death of their wealthy father, are forced to move to a small country town.


Flavor of the week
Flavor of the week

In this modern version of Cyrano de Bergerac, chubby Cyril uses his cooking expertise to help his friend Nick win the lovely Rose, Cyril's own crush. Like most plans, this one has major flaws which only become apparent as the three become further embroiled in the plot.


Dread locks
Dread locks

Accustomed to a carefree existence, fourteen-year-old Parker Baer meets the girl next door and finds his life taking a menacing turn as he begins to absorb some of her terrible powers. Based on the Medusa myth.


This must be love
This must be love

A retelling of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream written in e-mails, notes and instant messages and set in a modern-day high school, This Must Be Love is both hilarious and magical.


Pay the piper
Pay the piper

Fourteen-year-old Callie's not too excited about her opportunity to interview popular band Brass Rat - until she meets the band. All the members are so cool, so hypnotic%u2026 Soon, the children in Callie's town begin to disappear. Can she rescue the children, and catch the Pied Piper who took them?