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Edgar Allan Poe Stories Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

It’s a wonder that there aren’t more YA versions of Edgar Allan Poe stories, although I guess it’s probably because of all the creepy birds, sinister eyeball motifs, and just straight-up death. (Dude was OBSESSED with death.) Publishers may feel like teens aren’t into Edgar Allan Poe, but I’m here to tell you those publishers are wrong, and also cowards. Teens are very into Edgar Allan Poe, as evidenced by these YA versions of his works which I’m sure would be massive hits if only someone would write them.

NOTE: Some names have been made up by me because of Edgar Allan Poe’s penchant for never naming his narrators.