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Avalon High

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Amazing read!

This book was a little hard to get into.. but after page 6 your good! This book has something for everyone. Thrillers, romance, edginess, joy, and everyhting else a person can imagine. The characters are great and so is the storyline. Not confusing at all. It took me 1 ...
This book was a little hard to get into.. but after page 6 your good! This book has something for everyone. Thrillers, romance, edginess, joy, and everyhting else a person can imagine. The characters are great and so is the storyline. Not confusing at all. It took me 1 day and a half to finish the book. It was that good! Highly recomended to all!

posted by 1702426 on August 3, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

You Had Lice in a Past Life

Okay, I will start off by saying this isn't my first Meg Cabot book. I knew what I was getting into. I knew I wasn't about to engage in literary gold when I opened this book. Anybody who would expect that needs a reality check because....well, look at the cover. It's pi...
Okay, I will start off by saying this isn't my first Meg Cabot book. I knew what I was getting into. I knew I wasn't about to engage in literary gold when I opened this book. Anybody who would expect that needs a reality check because....well, look at the cover. It's pink and purple for crying out loud.

This book was very quick and entertaining. It's fluffy, girly brain candy. I always have trouble rating books like these because my wanna-be intelligent self is like "you're too good for these books, go read Chaucer instead", while my teenage girl self enjoys them. Alas I am a conflicted soul.

I went into this all haughty, believing it to be all too predictable, and it was for the most part. Meg Cabot leaves little hints before hand so you know what's going to happen before the narrator does and then repeats it often enough for the especially dense. But then came the twist....those things always make me feel like an a-hole.

The narrator is likeable enough. I didn't want to drown her, which is something special considering most of the heroines in YA nowadays. But then she committed the Ultimate Offense in my mind- claiming some guy is your soulmate after two days. Ugh, I HATE characters like that, especially when they are in high school. Hey, the guy who sits next to me in math class is pretty hot, but that doesn't mean I want to spend eternity with him. I guess I let it slide this time because these characters are reincarnated and have know each other for centuries, which is plenty of time to get to know someone (but do we ever really know someone hmmm?).

Some of the plot points were pretty ridiculous and had me holding back chuckles of disbelief. I know...you guys are probably like "Well, it is a fantasy set in highschool, what did you expect?". To that I say IT'S MY REVIEW AND I GET TO COMPLAIN IF I WANT TO.

The characters weren't as fleshed out as they could have been. Particularly Lance. Poor Lance, he is practically brushed aside in this retelling. And did Jennifer HAVE to be a cheerleader? (guess what color her hair was). I also would have liked to see some other Arthurains characters and more (dare I say it) education. This book barely touches the surface of the tale it's based on. And for those who enjoyed the book and want to read more Arthurian fiction- whilst still be entertained- I recommend The Once and Future King

The writing is nothing challenging and is meant to be read quickly. No moments of beauty here. Just straight-to-the-point-prose with the occasional dash of humor.

I have to give it up to Meg Cabot. She sure knows how to get people to read her books. I knew I wasn't going to love this book before I went into it, and yet I read it anyway. God help her fans.

posted by Awesomeness1 on April 17, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing read!

    This book was a little hard to get into.. but after page 6 your good! This book has something for everyone. Thrillers, romance, edginess, joy, and everyhting else a person can imagine. The characters are great and so is the storyline. Not confusing at all. It took me 1 day and a half to finish the book. It was that good! Highly recomended to all!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Amazing!!! READ THE BOOK!!!

    I read this is 6th grade and I LOVED THE BOOK!!! I recomened this to anyone who likes fantasy or mystery or drama or a love story!!! :) READ IT!!! :)

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Awnser me plz

    Wasnt there a movie on disney channel based on the book or am i mistaken

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    !

    I loved, loved,LOVED this book

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Anonymous

    I love this book!! It has a great story line, it's funny, but it is NOTHING like the movie. Overall, absolutely amazing book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Lol

    I love the book and the move put thay are very diferent

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Answer me plz...

    Who was Ellie reincarnation for in the book? I forgot...

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Ellie

    Mt name is Ellie, too. :D

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Overall awesome

    It is a really good book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Awesomeness

    I just want u to know that i love meg cabot she is like my faverite author and this book is about a girl named ellie and how she moved to avalon high and she meets will and they are trying to find who is the reunitement of king author i love this book and highly recommend it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Best Book Ever!!

    You HAVE to have this book onn yourr Nook!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    MUST READ!!!!!!!

    Never a waste of time its fangtastic!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    Nothing like the movie!

    I love this book. I have always loved the King Author storyline. It's a great read. I say if you didn't like the movie, give the book a try. It's a million times better than the (stupid) movie.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    Avalon High?? YUH!!!

    haha this book was really good!wait,no,Great!it took me into a whole different world and i was like whoa!every chapter.you should no doubt read this book!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    Read this !

    I was finished the twilight series and thought there was now nothing i could read anymore because they were the most amazing books (and still are =] ) But i found this book and i got soo into it. I read it in less then a day. It was impossible to put down!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Good Times

    If you like King Arthur, you will get a kick out of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Love this book so much

    I saw the movie but can you guys stop spooling for the people who just started it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!

    Love it. It isfull of romance suspence, romance, action, and did I mention the best type of romance? Great job Meg Cabot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    I love this book

    The book and movue both are estounding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Read this review if you've seen the movie

    The movie for this book is amazing. I love how Ellie thinks Will is King Auther but really it's her. What Lance and Jennifer did to Will i think was horrible. Why would anyone do that to someone. I thought Marco was the bad guy (the one who was trying to kill whoever Auther was going to be) but really he was trying to protect Will. Awwwww! I hope I didn't spoil anything for people who haven't read the book. I am really really I mean reallt sorry if i did that. If you want to find books to read by the young people if the twenty-first century you should go to this site called wattpad. It has really good stories i think all ages would enjoy. I hoped you liked reading my review. I know it's long but so what. Bye and have fun reading

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