Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Updating Classics: Vampire style

We all know about the Twilight craze (if you don't, you must truly be living under a big old dusty book in your library!).  Many young teen girls are obsessed with the book series as well as the films, and many Twilight-themed programs have been happening at various area libraries. 

Some librarians, or just lovers of great literature, are not feeling the Twilight craze, since they don't really see the Twilight books as well written or interesting.  But, since the teens love them, we have to promote them!  However, there is a way to get your vampire-loving young adult patrons into some great classics.  In the past few years it has become popular for writers to take classic literature, by Jane Austen or Louisa May Alcott, and "update" the stories with a Zombie, Vampire, or other monster, theme!  These books are entertaining and fun, and usually retain much of the classic story with added fun elements that will be sure to grab a teen's attention. Here are a few great books to suggest:

Two of my favorites:

Others to check out:
Future Releases: