Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
This month's Bookmobile selection, The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd, is inspired by The Island of Doctor Moreau, and its sequel takes inspiration from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. What other novellas would you like to see inspire YA books?
I actually think The Turn of the Screw could make an interesting YA retelling. I know I didn't finish the book. I do actually like the story because I've enjoyed a couple of film and TV adaptation but it was the writing, especially the use of punctuation that I couldn't really keep going with.
(From Goodreads) It is the story of a Governess who comes to live with and take care of two young children. The Governess loves her new position in charge of the young children, however she is soon disturbed when she begins to see ghosts.
I think this story could fit in well in a modern setting and with teenage characters. It's not unusual for teenagers to babysit so it would be easy to modernise the role of a Governess and explain why she is caring for two strange children. Actually... I think the ideas are kicking in...