Avalon High

Avalon High

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2005
ISBN: 9780307206664
Branch Call Number: YASCD FICTION Cabot
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 69 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wiseman, Debra


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May 09, 2014

Avalon High is a fun YA romp. It's a contemporary re-telling (ish) of Arthurian legend, set in high school. This was my first Meg Cabot book, and it was honestly better than I expected. There was no cheesy love triangle, the protagonists parents were alive and involved in her life, and the protagonist was intelligent and analytical, not a total bimbo.

My only annoyance was the protagonist's Valley Girl speech. She'd go from intelligent woman to "I so looked forward to that. Not." And I got enough of that, living in SoCal in the 80's and 90's, to never want to deal with it again.

Aside from that small blemish, I thoroughly enjoyed this frothy, light-hearted contemporary YA. I recommend it for fans of the genre, Arthurian legend, YA myth retellings, and anyone curious to read the Lady of Shalott.


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