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92% of people can't guess these book titles from a single sentence summary. Are you up to the challenge?
by Isadora Teich
You may be a book lover, but can you guess these classics from a single sentence? See if you can read your way to a perfect score with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

A boy wizard attends a magical school while the world is under threat from an evil wizard.

  • "The Lovely Bones"
  • "Romeo and Juliet"
  • "The Age of American Unreason"
  • "Harry Potter"

A great white shark terrorizes a resort town.

  • "The Godfather"
  • "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
  • "Jaws"
  • "The Secret"

A mad scientist creates an intelligent but hideous creature and regrets it.

  • "Pride and Prejudice"
  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Faust"
  • "Frankenstein"

A short creature with hairy feet is roped into an adventure by a mischievous wizard.

  • "The Hunger Games"
  • "The Hobbit"
  • "The Fault In Our Stars"
  • "Fifty Shades of Gray"

This epic novel explores the events leading up to Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia.

  • "Huckelberry Finn"
  • "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
  • "Moby Dick"
  • "War And Peace"

A poor family of sharecroppers is forced to leave their home during the Great Depression.

  • "Brideshead Revisited"
  • "Catch-22"
  • "The Grapes of Wrath"
  • "Dune"

An old sea captain obsessively seeks vengeance on a white whale.

  • "Twilight"
  • "Moby Dick"
  • "Brideshead Revisited"
  • "Measure For Measure"

A man and woman kill their way to royal titles, go insane and lose everything.

  • "The Great Gatsby"
  • "Macbeth"
  • "Winesburg Ohio"
  • "Frankenstein"

A man gets rich illegally in order to win the affections of an old love during the Jazz Age.

  • "The Iliad"
  • "One Hundred Years of Solitute"
  • "Fifty Shades Of Gray"
  • "The Great Gatsby"

A spider tries to save the life of a pig she's friends with.

  • "Charlotte's Web"
  • "Angels and Demons"
  • "Black Beauty"
  • "Lolita"

A humble civil servant resists the terrifying totalitarian society he lives in but is ultimately crushed by it.

  • "1984"
  • "The Lord of the Rings"
  • "The Vampire Lestat"
  • "Trainspotting"

A lawyer tries to defend a black man falsely accused of rape by a white woman in small-town Alabama during the Great Depression.

  • "Contact"
  • "To Kill A Mockingbird"
  • "Dune"
  • "Memoirs of a Geisha"

A strange murder in The Louvre museum in Paris gets two academics caught up in a deadly religious mystery.

  • "Deception Point"
  • "The DaVinci Code"
  • "The Andromeda Strain"
  • "The Satanic Verses"

A young prince goes crazy while trying to avenge his father's murder.

  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  • "Don Quixote"
  • "Hamlet"
  • "Faust"

A ravenous caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.

  • "The Silence of the Lambs"
  • "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
  • "Charlotte's Web"
  • "The Celestine Prophecy"

Set during the French Revolution, this story follows the adventures of an Englishman with a heroic secret identity.

  • "Interview with the Vampire"
  • "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
  • "The Jungle"
  • "The Kiterunner"

A middle-aged man becomes dangerously obsessed with a young girl.

  • "1984"
  • "Yellow Fever: 1793"
  • "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"
  • "Lolita"

In this fantasy series, ruthless nobles of several houses fight for power.

  • "The Lord of the Rings"
  • "Dune"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Fifty Shades of Gray"

A woman deals with the intricacies of high society during the British Regency era.

  • "Crime and Punishment"
  • "Pride and Prejudice"
  • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
  • "Angels and Demons"

A teen girl who was raped and murdered watches her family come to terms with her death from heaven.

  • "Speak"
  • "The Lovely Bones"
  • "Go Ask Alice"
  • "Night"

A troubled teen talks about how he played hooky in New York City for two days before being expelled from school.

  • "Anna Karenina"
  • "The Catcher In The Rye"
  • "Middlemarch"
  • "The Iliad"

A rich man hires a goth-punk hacker and hardened journalist to solve his niece's long ago disappearance.

  • "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
  • "Macbeth"
  • "Gone Girl"
  • "The Stranger"

A man makes a long journey home, facing monsters and more, after fighting in a war

  • "Ulysses"
  • "The Odyssey"
  • "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • "In Search of Lost Time"

Two teenagers with cancer meet in a support group and fall in love.

  • "The Fault In Our Stars"
  • "Julius Caesar"
  • "Gone With The Wind"
  • "The Hunger Games"

A poet travels through hell, purgatory and heaven.

  • "The Divine Comedy"
  • "Angels And Demons"
  • "Faust"
  • "The Naked Ape"

A rowdy kid gets sent to bed without supper, only for his room to transform into a jungle full of wild creatures.

  • "The BFG"
  • "The Pillars of the Earth"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Where The Wild Things Are"

A king who is the victim of a terrible prophecy learns disturbing truths about his family.

  • "Candide"
  • "Oedipus the King"
  • "Frankenstein"
  • "The Canterbury Tales"

Young people compete in a twisted and deadly competition for the entertainment of the rich elites.

  • "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
  • "Faust"
  • "Billy Liar"
  • "The Hunger Games"

A man suddenly turns into a giant helpless insect.

  • "Titus Andronicus"
  • "Casanova's Memoirs"
  • "Les Miserables"
  • "The Metamorphosis"

A wrongfully imprisoned man escapes prison and uses hidden treasure to fund an epic revenge quest.

  • "The Bhagavad Gita"
  • "The Count Of Monte Cristo"
  • "Venus in Furs"
  • "Huckleberry Finn"

A teen girl falls in love with a moody vampire.

  • "Crime And Punishment"
  • "Twilight"
  • "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
  • "Speak"

In this science fiction novel, the nobility of a feudal future society battle each other for control of a planet containing "spice."

  • "The Lord of the Rings"
  • "Catch-22"
  • "Romeo and Juliet"
  • "Dune"

An insane perfume maker with an extraordinary sense of smell kills teen girls to try and preserve their scents.

  • "The Pillars of the Earth"
  • "Mrs. Dalloway"
  • "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"
  • "Norwegian Wood"

An academic is brought into a world of scientific and religious intrigue and must find a can of stolen antimatter that will explode in 24 hours.

  • "The DaVinci Code"
  • "The Little Prince"
  • "Angels and Demons"
  • "The Witching Hour"

An escaped convict becomes an upstanding and wealthy citizen and father, while being tailed by a ruthless police inspector.

  • "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • "Les Miserables"
  • "The Count of Monte Cristo"
  • "Harry Potter"