April 25, 2009

Book Titles for Opposite Day (Or Not)

Posted by at 8:28 am in Reads, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Oppositeday_130 Today is Opposite Day! Or should I say, "Today ISN'T Opposite Day" in order to make that true?

If you're as big of a Zac Efron fan as I am, then I bet you watched his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. Obviously, I was glued to the TV for that. But while I loved the parody of HSM, I actually laughed the hardest at one part of "Weekend Update" featuring a band that takes classic rock songs and changes the lyrics to their "opposites" — sometimes using the word "opposites" pretty loosely. For example, the song "That's What Friends Are For" became "That's What Enemies Are Five." (Get it?)

I was inspired to do the same thing, but Splot-style. So I came up with some "opposite" book titles:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid –> Skywriting of a Brave Adult
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire –> Harry Potter and the Collander of Ice
  • Inkdeath –> Wite-Out® Birth
  • Esperanza Rising –> Desperación Falling
  • Because of Winn-Dixie –> In Spite of Safeway (or In Spite of Food Emporium, In Spite of Gristedes, In Spite of Stop & Shop — take your pick)

Now it's your turn. Leave a comment with your opposite book titles! Or, you know, don't . . .

— Karen, STACKS Staffer

  1. Gabbie

    Oops! Left out two great series:
    Inkheart-Leadliver (hee hee)
    Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key-Billy Cowza Threw Up the Lock
    Joey Pigza Loses Control-Billy Cowza Gains Control
    What Would Joey Do?-What Wouldn’t Billy Do?
    I Am Not Joey Pigza-I Am So Billy Cowza

  2. Gabbie

    Cool! Here’s mine:
    Old Yeller-Young Whisperer
    City of Ember-Town of Snowflake
    The Last Dog On Earth-The First Cat On Mars
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-The Brotherhood of the Staying T-Shirt

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