10 Enchanting YA Books That Are Actually Based on a Classic Fairy Tale

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If you’ve ever seen Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story, then you’re well aware that modern re-imaginations of classic fairy tales (Cinderella in particular!) can be downright epic. While it may seem kind of boring to read the same story over and over again, the twists and turns that the author chooses to add can wind up making the book feel nostalgic and familiar, yet somehow completely unique at the same time.

A lot of the time, authors who try their hand at re-doing a classic tale take common criticisms (i.e. that they are totally sexist) and flip them upside-down: gender-swapping, queering characters and turning the damsel into the hero. Keep reading to see 10 contemporary adaptations of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella.