- Audio CD
- Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio; Main Market Ed. edition (6 Jan. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781405088220
- ISBN-13: 978-0307206664
- ASIN: 1405088222
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 12.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,878,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There's sword and sorcery for girls in Meg Cabot's Avalon High . . . romantic fun for 10-plus -- Amanda Craig, Independent on Sunday, July 9, 2006
Do you believe in Camelot? Knights and swords – and forces of darkness? Ellie didn’t either. Until she met Will.See all Product description
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Elle is horrified to find out that Will's girlfriend Jennifer is cheating on him with his best friend Lance. She is also shocked to discover that eccentric teacher Mr Morton believes that Will is a reincarnation of King Arthur, doomed to die at the hands of his half-brother Marco, supposedly a reincarnation of Mordred. Moreover, Elle is disgusted to find that Mr Morton thinks that she is the reincarnation of Elaine, the Lily Maid, a character whom Elle quite rightly despises.
This is an amusing, ingeneous story which builds to an exciting climax. I don't however think it is one of Meg Cabot's best efforts. It doesn't seem to me to have the humour of the Princess Diaries, the suspence and excitement of the Cassandra books, the warmth and inspirational quality of Teen Idol, or the strong and attractive characters that make all those books so enjoyable to read. an enjoyable story nevertheless.
Ellie Harrison isn't thrilled with leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving to a new state, and starting a new school, while her parents are on sabbatical. Both her mom and dad are medievalists and Professors, and her father has dragged the family closer to D.C., where he can study up-close-and-personal the sword he's researching.
And then Ellie meets Will, the most interesting and good-looking boy she's ever seen. Sure, he has a girlfriend, the very lovely Jennifer, so she resigns herself to just being his friend. But as time goes on, Ellie realizes that there are some very strange similarities between life at Avalon High and the legend of King Arthur. The events that unfold, such as one of the teachers, Mr. Morton, going a little batty, and Will's girlfriend, Jennifer, being secretly in love with his best friend, Lance, start to add up to one bizarre scenario--could Will be the reincarnation of King Arthur, and could something really bad be working its way towards the halls of Avalon High?
I truly enjoyed AVALON HIGH, but Ms. Cabot's customary humor was strangely missing from the story. Although there are a few slightly humorous spots in the book, the laugh-out-loud wit and sarcasm from her previous releases is strangely absent. Overall, though, lovers of Athurian history or books about good versus evil will thoroughly enjoy this latest release.
Written in first person narrative from Ellie's perspective. Wow, did she have such a quirky, fun character. Her parents are both professors of, guess what, medieval studies specialising in the Arthurian legend (especially her mother). Allowing in depth revelations concerning the Arthurian legend intertwined with the plot making it almost three dimensional.
From the very start of the book little plot hints and subtle references to the intricacies of the Arthurian legend are placed throughout the narrative. The writing style is so relatable I felt as if Meg Cabot had tapped into my head to see how I thought. It was wonderfully light yet superbly descriptive, (I am struggling to express myself on this one).
The way in which the Arthurian mythology was woven into the narrative was ingenious, not only was it relatable it was completely believable. The use of the names not only of the characters but of peripheral aspects such as the dog was a mastermind stroke.Read more ›
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Amazetastic this book is unique but really well written.HINT: it is also a Disney channel movie. I enjoyed reading this.Published 19 months ago
I liked the deviation from the usual meg Cabot books with the more historical theme.
Most suitable for teenagers but great for those times when you want to read a book but... Read more
Great I love this story. I would read it again & again I have watched it on the sky xxxPublished on 29 May 2014 by Laurie-Jane Knight
AMAZING this book is so perfectly amazing ht i thin everyon in the in the wkrld shoul read it! i hope you enjoy this epic book b meg csbtPublished on 14 Mar. 2014 by FERAY SMYTH
This I a very good book and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have because it was one of the best meg Cabot books I have read!!Published on 13 Jan. 2013 by Jan king
I really enjoyed this book. I have read many books by Meg Cabot and this is my faveourite of them all.Published on 29 July 2011 by anonymus
I'm not a child/teenager, but an adult who loves YA stories (yes, my brain got stuck in its teenage phase), and totally loved this book. Read morePublished on 1 Dec. 2010 by Tinseltown