Published by: HarperCollins
Year of Publication: 2006
Summary (from goodreads.com):
Avalon High, I was starting to think, might not be so bad after all.
Maybe it’s not where Ellie wants to be, but if you have to start at a new school, Avalon High is typical enough: There’s Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy.
But not everyone at Avalon High is who they appear to be . . . not even, as Ellie is about to discover, herself. As a bizarre drama begins to unfold, Ellie has to wonder, what part does she play in all this? Do the coincidences she’s piecing together really mean—as in King Arthur’s court—that tragedy is fast approaching for her new friends?
Ellie doesn’t know if she can do anything to stop the coming trouble. But somehow, she knows she has to try.
Review: I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, but a lot of fun too.
Ellie was a really likable character. Having moved a few times when I was a teenager, I could relate to her on that front. It’s tough starting at a brand new school not knowing anyone.
Will was a great character too. He was realistic and totally believable. I wish though that some of the secondary characters had been fleshed out a bit more.
I think just about everyone has a teacher like Mr Merton in high school, so I thought he was perfect as the teacher who plays the biggest role in the book. He’s a character everyone knows in their life.
I thought it was great how the author played off Authurian legend and wrote her book around it. It was a great modern take on it, and it kept you guessing from the very end. Plus, I thought it had a great ending.
Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.