The Princess Bride by William Goldman
His father used to read him the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride as a boy. William Goldman was completely absorbed in the story as he claims, but he never knew that his dad left out the boring parts and only told him the interesting chapters.
Now fully grown up, Goldman has reconstructed the entire story to fit the wise kids and the observant grownups.
Then we get to see, the bad meets evil, love and hatred, fencing, and uncertainty. Just imagine when an innocent young lady finally meets prince charming, but he is so much different from that.