Monday, January 9, 2012

(Review) Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Goodreads summery:
"To newcomer Ellie, Avalon High seems like a typical American high school, complete with jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, and even the obligatory senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But it doesn't take Ellie long to suspect that something weird is going on beneath the glossy surface of this tranquil hall of learning. As she pieces together the meaning of this unfolding drama, she begins to recognize some haunting Arthurian echoes, causing her to worry that she has become just a pawn in mythic history. A powerful novel by the author of The Princess Diaries. Has been made into a full length film by Disney on Disney Channel."
4/5 stars
     I had a teacher several years ago who read Avalon High aloud during DEAR time. Being the book nerd I was and having several novels of my own to read, I rarely listened full-heartedly to her storytelling. When I found a copy of this novel for sale at a used bookstore, I couldn't resist the chance to reread and evaluate it. The novel was, however, almost exactly as I remembered it.
     Avalon High is slightly predictable but really enjoyable. The plot was fun and new and the writing was fantastic. The ended was unexpected and I enjoyed reading this as a light read to get back into the habit of reading.
     I suggest this novel for middle school students and younger high school students looking for a fun, easy read.

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