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Avalon High

Cabot, Meg

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Avalon High
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 : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060755873
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,22 cm


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Comment by: gnsarah Oct 04, 2010

Camelot reborn

Elle is NOT the Lily Maid

Though she loves the pool

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Nov 03, 2013
  • emmadragons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

its not for everyone. But a good blend of genres

Sep 07, 2013
  • BREANNA GILLILAND rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is fantastic. I got so caught up in it, I could hardly put it down. I would recommend it to anyone who likes fairy tales or medieval adventures.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ellie is a great protagonist. She's funny, a bit sarcastic, and smart. Her budding relationship with Will is sweet. But most importantly,she brings a serious grounding in reality to this imaginative retelling of the King Arthur legends. Cabot crafts a fun novel, a realistic world of teen drama, and throws in just enough fantasy to make things interesting. And of course, any novel that heavily references The Lady of Shalott automatically makes me like it. A great read whether you're really into Arthurian legend or not.

Nov 18, 2012

awesome book, and great plot. i loved reading this book! :)

Jul 14, 2012

Super creative combination. Completely unexpected. Definitely enjoyed reading it.

Oct 29, 2011
  • BookishEmily rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sooo good!

Oct 12, 2011
  • OPLLibraryGal rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Recommended for girls with small minds aged 9 to 13. I guess it's what I expected from an author like Meg Cabot: a simple love story with an even simpler plot and characters that are even more simple than that. No wonder Meg Cabot writes so many books; this probably took her a month at the most. With the way it ended, I'm not sure if it has a sequel, but even if it does, I'm not reading it. In short, if you like the kind of stuff a half-decent author could cough up in a month or so, that doesn't break the mould in any way, read this. For the rest of us who like something a little different, it's not worth the time.

Oct 08, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Camelot <swoon>

my kind of fantasy to revisit.

Love this!

Sep 30, 2011
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's been a while since I have so much fun reading a new book! The prolific Meg Cabot, (my daughter was reading the _Allie Finkle_ series while I read this) has come up with a funny, yet inspired take on the Arthurian legends. Ellie, (real name Elaine), the offspring of two medieval obsessed professors, has just transferred to the title high school, where she meets a trio of popular kids: hot shot football star Lance, golden girl cheerleader Jennifer, and the mysterious, too-good-to-be-true A. William Wagner: class president, star quarterback. natural leader and heroic protector of nerds and other outcasts. Why, Ellie wonders, does she feel she's met them all before?

Although anyone who's ever seen _Camelot_ will guess "Will's" real name and destiny long before Ellie does, Cabot provides a couple of twists on the legend you won't see coming. Hint: Ellie's affinity for water and floating are significant, but not in the way everyone thinks.

Sep 15, 2011
  • lollipops1730 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i love this book its such a cute story! plus the main character has the same name as me !!!!

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Sep 22, 2012
  • violet_dolphin_1310 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

violet_dolphin_1310 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13

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May 31, 2014
  • violet_dolphin_614 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is about a high school that is not all what it appears to be. For starters, it has a connection to the courageous tale of King Arthur. But when the new girl, Ellie, shows up, mysteries start to unfold, friendships are tested, and it's a fight of good against evil. And Ellie is caught right in the middle of it. Will she have the courage to save her friend, or will she turn her back on this one big mystery?


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