Avalon High by Meg Cabot

79%

10 Critic Reviews

Readers will be swept up in the fantasy framework...There is plenty of suspense here to hold their attention, as they, like Ellie, try to fit together all the pieces.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Avalon High seems like a typical high school, attended by typical students: There's Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy.

But not everybody at Avalon High is who they appear to be ... not even, as new student Ellie is about to discover, herself. What part does she play in the drama that is unfolding? What if the bizarre chain of events and coincidences she has pieced together means -- as with the court of King Arthur -- tragedy is fast approaching Avalon High?

Worst of all, what if there's nothing she can do about it?

 

About Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to writing adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperTeen. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Avalon High
All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 01 2005

The prose and story gallop along with a style that will easily appeal to fans of both fantasy and realistic fiction alike. Very nicely done.

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Guardian

Above average
on Oct 12 2011

...however this book didn't impress me as much. Maybe it was because I was reading it a second time around, so knew what was going to happen, but the plot line just didn't seem to stick with me.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 23 2006

Readers will be swept up in the fantasy framework...There is plenty of suspense here to hold their attention, as they, like Ellie, try to fit together all the pieces.

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Suite 101

Good
on Mar 01 2010

This is a great book for starting a discussion of King Arthur's legend with those students that are reluctant readers. These students would find the fictional modern version of Arthur and his legend a good stepping point...

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Teen Reads

Good
on Jan 01 2006

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.

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Common Sense Media

Good
on Apr 23 2013

AVALON HIGH is excellent in its simplicity, reworking a classic legend to accommodate modern characters and society. The concept of an unwitting hero who gracefully handles the duties that accompany the title has wonderful messages for kids.

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Open Book Society

Good
on Nov 29 2010

The suspense and build up in the book was great. Not too dragged out and not too subtly you’d missed the hints. The characters are very well developed and you can get a sense of each of their personalities...

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Knox News

Excellent
on Nov 17 2009

This story is one of Meg Cabot's masterpieces. Everything about it is interesting and historically accurate, and the writing is wonderful. The character developments and descriptions of the setting are so vivid...

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Teen Ink

Good
on Apr 23 2013

I totally recommend this book to girls who are looking for fantasy, drama, romance and a side dish full of fun history. It will have you laughing, hoping, and on the edge of your chair to find out what happens next!

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Teen Ink

Good
on Apr 23 2013

This book was really entertaining to me. It was a good book, plus it contained history knowledge as well as the advantage your brain gets from reading. I would recommend reading this book, but probably only for ages of twelve and up.

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