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Ruminating on Retellings


My friend and YA blogger superpower Steph Su invited me over to guest blog on my favorite retellings of all time--a topic on which I can wax on indefinitely. I managed to keep it as brief as possible for Steph and I hope you see some of your favorites there and perhaps something new to catch your eye. Be sure to stop on by and tell me what you think!

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  1. I just commented on your guest post over there! I've read very few retellings, but you absolutely piqued my interest with Valiant and Jane. Plus, I loved Princess Academy by Shannon Hale and have wanted to read The Goose Girl ever since. Thanks for a whole bunch of great recommendations!

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  2. I loved your guest post! I haven't read some of these...I'll need to remember to borrow them from you. :o)

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  3. Angie, You know I love a good retelling! And I loved your list. My current favorite retelling came from your blog: The Jumbee. I adored the new twist on Phantom, and was totally absorbed in the world Keyes created. My favorite thing about a retelling is the way the original story works, in the background, to inform my understanding of the current story, adding depth and sometimes complexity beyond what's written. I love when an author can use the original with integrity, but give me something new and surprising. That's what I found in the The Jumbee, and it just made me so happy! So thanks for the introduction!

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