Imagine you are 18 years old and your friends send a letter to the police that says you belong in prison! Imagine going to prison for life for a crime you never committed. Then imagine escaping after 14 years and finding out how your old friends stabbed you in the back! How angry would you feel when you found out that those “friends” had become rich and famous? What would it take to make you feel that justice was finally done? This is such a story, the story of The Count of Monte Cristo!
Original author: Alexandre Dumas
Retold by author: Alan Venable