Contrary to what the title might suggest, each of these posts about my favorite books from my childhood will only feature one book.
One book that I haven’t read in years, but absolutely love every time I read it is ‘Avalon High’ by Meg Cabot. That book was one of the reasons that I became obsessed with King Arthur for a bit when I was younger. Another book that falls into that category will be talked about in another installment of this post.
I fell in love with Ellie’s character the first time that I read it, and I believe that I read this one after reading ‘Song of the Sparrow’, which is another King Arthur inspired novel that is written in poetry form.
Don’t even get me started on the Disney Channel movie adaptation, because that will be another post in and of itself. I have a ton to say about that, if you catch my drift. However, writing this post makes me want to re-read this book again desperately.
Here is the official synopsis for ‘Avalon High’, as is listed on Good Reads.
To newcomer Ellie, Avalon High seems like a typical American high school, complete with jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, and even the obligatory senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But it doesn’t take Ellie long to suspect that something weird is going on beneath the glossy surface of this tranquil hall of learning. As she pieces together the meaning of this unfolding drama, she begins to recognize some haunting Arthurian echoes, causing her to worry that she has become just a pawn in mythic history.
What books did you read in your childhood that you absolutely loved? Let me know in the comments!