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Avalon High

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Avalon High

With parents as professors who spend most of their time on sabbaticals following medieval legend, Ellie Harrison has become accustomed to being moved around. On this latest quest for information, they relocate to Annapolis, Maryland. Although Avalon High seems harmless enough, Ellie finds herself in the middle of a modern-day medieval bout of good versus evil.

Adding to the mix is A. William Wagner --- to Ellie, the most beautiful boy in school. Kind, gorgeous and ready to lend a helping hand to anyone, Ellie is taken by complete surprise when he shows an active interest in her. With him already having a girlfriend, things seem really weird, until Ellie finds out that his girlfriend and best friend are in love with each other.

While being assigned a report on the Lady of Shalott, Ellie realizes that Mr. Morton, the teacher, is way more than someone who teaches for a paycheck. After learning about Mr. Morton and William's stepbrother's near-death fight the previous year, all the pieces begin to fall into place, and she uncovers a parallel that shockingly resembles the legend of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot.

Meg Cabot does it again with this lively and intriguing rendition of the story of King Arthur. The characters, storyline and intricate details will have readers not wanting to put the book down. This is an excellent tie-in for teaching medieval history, guaranteeing that AVALON HIGH will have students clamoring for more.

Reviewed by Belinda Williams on January 1, 2006

Avalon High
by Meg Cabot

  • Publication Date: July 3, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • ISBN-10: 0060755881
  • ISBN-13: 9780060755881