Book Review: Avalon High

Avalon High by Meg Cabot (NEW!)

SUMMARY: Avalon High seems like a typical high school, attended by typical students: There's Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But not everybody at Avalon High is who they appear to be ... not even, as new student Ellie is about to discover, herself. What part does she play in the drama that is unfolding? What if the bizarre chain of events and coincidences she has pieced together means -- as with the court of King Arthur -- tragedy is fast approaching Avalon High? Worst of all, what if there's nothing she can do about it? (from the inside flap)

OPINION: Last summer's reading theme was JOUST READ, and it was all about medieval times. We even had Camelot Night (a bit late, but we had it)! This book takes the legend of King Arthur and brings it into the present day. Ellie's parents are medieval scholars, and she starts to see parallels between the people at her school and the stories she has heard all her life. Is it possible that the legends about King Arthur's return could be true? This book is part romance, part English lesson, and part mystery. I am not a Princess Diaries fan, but I really liked this book by Meg Cabot!

WEBSITE: Read an excerpt of the book and do a crossword puzzle on the Avalon High page of Meg Cabot's website.

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