Book Gallery: YA Readalikes for fans of the Netflix series WEDNESDAY
Many of the teens I know are into the newest hit on Netflix, WEDNESDAY. It’s a spin-off of The Addams Family that involves the teen girl, Wednesday, going to a mysterious boarding school full of murderous family secrets. Given the success of the show among teens, I have been thinking of books to put into the hands of the teens that keep talking about this hit series. But when I thought about recommending books, I realized there were a lot of different things they liked about the show, so I thought I would break my book recommendations down into the various categories I was hearing the teens talk about. So here are a ton of Wednesday readalikes that you or someone you know may be interested in reading. Please note, in order to make this list there are sometimes spoilers about elements of the show or the books. Also, this is by no means comprehensive.
If You Like the Gothic Vibe
If You Like the Sirens
If You Like the Werewolves
If You Like the Deadly Boarding School
If You Like Edgar Allan Poe
These book are all inspired by and are in some cases loose retellings of classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe
If you would like to add your suggestions, please feel free to do so in the comments.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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