What If Classic Books Were Given Click-Bait Titles?

Love it or hate it, so-called click bait has become part of content marketing. While many people see these types of social messages or headlines as a trick being played on the consumer, the reason that they’ve become the norm is that they work. And they don’t just work once, they work over and over again.

This is not unlike classic literature, many examples of which have graced the high school desks of children, their parents and even their grandparents. The themes we see in Shakespeare and George Orwell were relevant when they were written and they are equally relevant today.

But as kids become more tech-savvy, many are turning away from reading as a means of education and entertainment. Just in case literature really starts falling by the wayside, here are 10 classic books reimagined with click-baity titles:

How not to end a relationship

A.K.A. Romeo & Juliet

These two kids were attacked by a racist. You’ll never believe who stepped in to protect them.

A.K.A. To Kill a Mockingbird

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What If Classic Books Were Given Click Bait Titles? image To Kill A Mockingbird Link Baity Title Remake

Old school Wolf of Wall Street? This author uses “damn” 85 times in one novel

A.K.A. The Catcher in the Rye

The “Rich Kids of Instagram” have nothing on this guy

A.K.A. The Great Gatsby

What If Classic Books Were Given Click Bait Titles? image The Great Gatsby Link Baity Title Remake

Watch this guy’s science experiment go horribly wrong

A.K.A. Frankenstein

One of the most epic #roadtrips of all time

A.K.A. The Hobbit

What If Classic Books Were Given Click Bait Titles? image The Hobbit Click Baity Remake

What if Twilight featured normal looking people?

A.K.A. Dracula

The 5 types of people you don’t want to be trapped on a deserted island with

A.K.A. The Lord of The Flies

What If Classic Books Were Given Click Bait Titles? image Lord of the Flies Click Baity Remake

Is this where the NSA got all of its ideas?

A.K.A. 1984

Also one of the most epic #roadtrips of all time

A.K.A. The Odyssey

If “everyone belongs to everyone,” is Tinder doomed?

A.K.A. A Brave New World

What If Classic Books Were Given Click Bait Titles? image A Brave New World Click Baity Remake

Have any ideas for other click-baity literature titles? Let us know in the comments below.

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