Not Your Mother's Cinderella

10 teen books that re-imagine classic characters

Just when you thought you knew the Wicked Witch of the West, or Cinderella, or James Bond, a clever writer has to come along and blow all your assumptions right out of the water! But discovering whole new sides of favourite characters (whether good or bad) is all part of the fun, right?

2. Mister Creecher

Chris Priestley
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3. Silverfin

Charlie Higson

4. This Dark Endeavor

Kenneth Oppel

5. Havisham

Ronald Frame
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6. Dodger

Terry Pratchett
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8. Cinder

Marissa Meyer

9. The World's Wife

Carol Ann Duffy
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10. Wicked

Gregory Maguire

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: evil, classics