The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block
Nine tales retold Blockstyle, in gritty magical realism.
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue
Daring retellings of thirteen tales featuring strong female characters.
Just Ella by Margeret Haddix Peterson
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
Notes from a liar and her dog by Gennifer Choldenko — Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her "real" parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo, and by bending the truth and telling lies.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo — Though this book is shelved in the youth department, the story of Opal and the dog that she finds should not be missed.
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