AVALON HIGH By Meg Cabot [Review]
Avalon High by Meg Cabot is one of the most enjoyable YA books I’ve read in a very long time. It tells the story of a high school girl named Elaine (Ellie) who moves to Annapolis, MD where her parents (who are professors of medieval history) have decided to take their sabbatical. Because of her parents, Ellie knows more about the times of King Arthur than any girl her age should typically know – she was even named after the character Lady Elaine, the Lady of Shalott.
So when Ellie first begins to notice some unmistakeably odd coincidences between the students in her new high school, Avalon High, and the characters from the King Arthur story it was easy to brush off. Partly because a certain A. William Wagner (or Will as he’s known to his friends) takes up most of her thoughts. Will is almost perfect – he’s polite, popular, athletic, handsome, and even a hero to the nerds. The only problem his that he has a girlfriend. However, when Ellie finds out there is an ancient secret society that believes King Arthur will be reincarnated to once again bring people out of the dark ages she begins to suspect there is more to the students in Avalon High than meets the eye.
If you were a fan of the Twilight books, then I think you are going to like Avalon High. Will has some Edward like qualities about him that make him pretty darn charming. Meg Cabot (author of The Princess Diaries) does a great job of writing teenagers that are easy to like and relate to. I actually watched the movie on my instant Netflix before I checked out the book. Although I really enjoyed the movie the book is about a million times better. If you’ve already read this one please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought!
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: HarperTeen | Pages: 320 | Source: Purchased | Buy on Amazon
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