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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  33,520 ratings  ·  1,783 reviews
SMA Avalon sekilas terlihat seperti sekolah biasa, yang mempunyai siswa-siswa biasa: Ada Lance, si atlet. Jennifer, si cheerleader. Dan Will, si presiden kelas senior, gelandang, dan si cowok teladan.

Tapi tidak semua orang di SMA Avalon terlihat seperti aslinya... bahkan juga Elle. Sebagai siswa pindahan baru Ellie akan menemukan jati dirinya. Peran apa yang akan dia maink
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 2010 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 2005)
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Ariella The book is significantly better and the plot is very different. The characters behave differently (and have different arthurian representations which…moreThe book is significantly better and the plot is very different. The characters behave differently (and have different arthurian representations which changes the plot) and the book does not suffer from being disneyfied. It's definitely worth reading- it's so much fun!(less)
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Aug 02, 2007 Namratha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rachel
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ya-lit
New girl in town, Elaine ‘Ellie’ Harrison can’t believe her astounding luck! Senior class president cum star-QB cum all-around-nice-guy, A.Will Wagner shows more than just a passing interest in her. A bit surprising, considering the fact that he’s hotter than hell and is dating the stunningly pretty cheer-leader, Jennifer Gold. Little does Ellie know that when Will says, “I feel we have met before in a different lifetime”, it’s more than just a cheesy line!!!

Unlikely as it seems, the “Legend o
Jul 13, 2011 Erica rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults
I wasn't that impressed. I get frustrated with books that try extremely hard to prove they are hip and modern. While dealing with subject matter from Arthurian legend, I had hoped this would be an interesting retelling while holding the charm of the original stories. Not so much. That's pretty much all I can say about it.
Jan 12, 2011 Flannery rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: diehard Meg Cabot fans; people who love Arthurian legend
Recommended to Flannery by: SCB TBR 2011 - Pick One; Albie
Thanks to Albie for picking this for me to read! Now I know it was just okay and I can get it out of my house! Alas, I think my enjoyment of this book was severely hampered by my recent viewing of the Disney made-for-TV movie based on the book. There were lots of changes in the movie (including the name of the MAIN CHARACTER) that were frustrating and a lot of the plot was different as well. After Insatiable and this, I'm kind of disheartened about Meg Cabot's books--I always enjoyed her adult b ...more
I LOVED this book! It was awesome:D
Lisa is Busy Nerding
in a sentence: ellie (new girl at new school, thanks to her professor parents on sabbatical) meets will, the potential reincarnation of king arthur (and serious hottie). let the fun begin!

this was seriously one of the most fun, enjoyable, and sweet stories i have ever heard. i listened to it in the car, and i found myself laughing out loud, smiling, and sometimes even gasping while listening! ellie, the main character and narrator, was very relatable, and you felt as if you were her best friend
Wow, so many people think that this book was terrible. Come on, what did you think it was going to be, total in-depth dissection? I personally enjoyed it. It was laid-back whilst still being exciting.

The only two things I dislike about that novel are that, one, for a supposedly practical person, etc, Ellie thinks too much about seeing Will when she's only just met him. Then again, it's part of the plot, so I don't know what I'm going on about that for. I don't know. I guess Cabot should have dra
Jennifer Wardrip
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You don't have to know and enjoy the legend of King Arthur to fully appreciate AVALON HIGH, but it probably helps. Meg Cabot has taken the legend of Arthur and the main people in his lives--Merlin, the magician and guardian of young Arthur; the Lady of the Lake, who gave Arthur his magical sword, Excalibur; Guinevere, Arthur's wife and Queen; his most esteemed knight, Sir Lancelot; Mordred, Arthur's half-brother; and the elusive Elaine of Astolat, the Lady of S
Aug 07, 2008 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes spunky heroines and Arthurian echoes
Recommended to Jennifer by: Heather
Shelves: read-young-adult
Okay. I admit it. I'm a sucker for any variation of the Arthurian legend and this was a fun, modern spin on the story you think you know. Ellie Harrison has just moved from St. Paul, Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland and is going to spend her junior year attending Avalon High, while her parents do a year of sabbatical research in the area. (They are, of course, both medievalists.)

A few days before school starts, Ellie catches the eye of a handsome senior while running in a nearby park. It isn't
[NOTE: Spoilers ahead]

When Elaine and her family move to a new town, her parents, who are both medieval researchers, are on their sabbaticals and are looking forward to researching the legend of King Arthur. Elaine is looking forward to meeting new people and perhaps even reinventing herself. But neither of Elaine's goals turn out exactly right. When Elaine meets handsome and popular Will, they both feel like they already know each other. People she hardly knows, such as Will's half-brother Marc
King Arthur as high school DRAMA OMG. Quite a bit better than the adult Cabot I’ve read, actually, and there was at least one nice twist. Still the mental equivalent of candy floss, though. And not even, like, awesome maple candy floss from the Addison County Fair, to pick a very specific and increasingly ridiculous analogy. I think there need to be superheroes or buddy-cops to reach that level. At least for me.

I think maybe 1 1/2 sentences of this review were actually on-topic. I win!
One of the best books I have read. It is a book that

I can relate to.
Morgan F
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 bo
Karena kemaren dapet pinjaman Meg Cabot banyak, dan ni termasuk teenlit, jadi termasuk bacaan ringan untuk weekend, jadi baca yang ini dulu :)..

Elaine Harrison atau Ellie, orangtuanya dua2nya professor, seorang medievalist (ahli2 yang mempelajari sejarah jaman pertengahan), harus sering berpindah2 sekolah, karena orang tuanya sering mendapat sabatikal (atau liburan) untuk membuat buku2. Ellie masuk ke SMA Avalon, dan bertemu dengan A.William Wagner, kapten tim footbal di Avalon, sekaligus presid
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Meg is back! I have been a fan of Meg Cabot since first reading The Princess Diaries, I also loved the entire Mediator series and the first All-American Girl book. However, I have been increasingly unimpressed with the later Princess Diaries books and hated the second All-American Girl. I realize that teenagers are thinking about and talking about sex, but I don't like YA novels that just start taking for granted that young adults are all - and should all be - having sex. I teach young adults. I ...more
Eminem is ideal to listen to while running, because he’s so mad at everyone. Except his daughter
- Ellie
It was weird. It was like he smiled at me, and my lips automatically smiled back—my brain had nothing to do with it. There was no conscious decision on my part to smile back.
- Ellie
Someone Hot is sometimes can't be the person they appear to be- except for their hotness... that cannot be denied.
- Ellie
Probably I should have just left him there without disturbing him. Probably I should have turn
Another light, fun read by Meg Cabot. I liked the whole King Arthur twist to the high school romance. I only wish the characters said, "OMG!" a lot less.
Dec 23, 2009 Jill rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Meg Cabot, I guess.
Recommended to Jill by: Abraham Lincoln 2010 book list
The only thing that saved this book from a one-star rating was its writing. It was not terrible, so it deserves one extra star.

I originally was drawn to this book because of its shiny gold cover. Do not fall into the same trap that I did! This book was about some yahoos in high school who are reincarnations of King Arthur and his peeps. If you are not saying, "Wtf?" right now, then I'm wondering if you are sane.

As I said in one of my status updates, I dislike romantic plotlines. I don't mind the
My Sister's Bookshelf
I am pretty sure I was first introduced to Meg Cabot via The Princess Diaries, which was pulled, appropriately enough for this website, directly from My Sister’s Bookshelf. Being younger and more secure in her awesomeness than I am, Elizabeth has always been a little more willing to buy books that are pink with shiny tiaras on the cover. Thank goodness, for my sake! Years later, I bless my kindle for letting me read said tiara-clad book clandestinely. I would definitely still read it, but either ...more
May Agouzzal
“I recognized him at once-not just because he was so tall, and there aren’t a lot of guys who are taller than me, but also because he had such a distinctive face.”

The amazing book Avalon High was written by the famous author Meg Cabot. The story takes place at school “Avalon High” and in the park, next to Ellie’s house. The characters brought the story to life. The protagonists in this novel are Ellie, Will, Jennifer, Lance, and Mr. Morton. The only antagonist in this story is Marco Will’s step
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
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This is sooo cheesy but it's really good. It's somewhat Twilight-ish, but the writing is not very good. It uses "Well," at the beginning of EVERY SENTENCE. But the characters, even the bratty ones, are nice. If you read it, it has no hint about what it's really about, which I like. It's actually pretty good, I thought it was going to be junk.
Sarah Brutsch
While this book wasn't bad, I felt that it lacked depth. I liked the characters, dialogue, settings and humor--Meg Cabot has the teenage experience down pat--but I couldn't help feeling something was missing. Besides the weak characterization of adults (they either cry or they act mystified for pages-on-end, I'm thinking of Mr. Morton here), I felt that the main plot and action didn't kick in until the last 80 pages, after I'd slogged through 200. The idea of reincarnating famous faces from Came ...more
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Tanja Voosen

Mhhh…ich finde zwar das der englische Titel „Avalon High“ besser passt, als die Tochter von Avalon, aber das Cover ist nicht gerade einfallsreich. Ebenso wenig wie das deutsche Cover. Ich würd mal sagen, da haben beide Verlage versagt…zumindest ein Bild einer Schule hätte es schon sein dürfen, oder etwa nicht? Da spielt die Geschichte schließlich zu, öhm 90%?


Mein erstes Buch von Meg Cabot wurde Avalon High, weil ich gerne ein Buch mit dem Thema der König Arthus Mythologie l

I have always been a huge fan of Meg Cabot. From The Princess Diaries to Awaken Trilogy to now Avalon High. Avalon High is another favorite written by Meg Cabot.

Avalon High is a cleverly written Arthurian retelling of the King Arthur legends. I was surprised to find out that Avalon High isn't a popular book of Meg Cabot. Clearly, Avalon High is one of those hidden gem (books) of the Young Adult book world.

Avalon High has a fun and twisty plot, cleverly designed and perfectly paced. With the
Taylor (A Booky Wonderland)
I was at my local library this week when I saw this book and I remembered I saw Avalon High on Disney Channel a year or two ago, so I borrowed it on the spot. But I think I should tell you about the movie and then compare it to the book so that you can fully understand why I didn't give the plot a full five, which it obviously should have gotten.

The movie is about Allie Pennington who moves to school and befriends Miles, a nerd she sees getting bullied by these jocks. Mr. Moore, the history teac
Ashley Smith
Requirements: Meg Cabot, Audiobook

Ellie Harrison is the daughter of two Medieval studies professors, and consequently she knows a lot and too much about that society. When her parents choose to go on sabbatical near Washington D.C., Ellie is uprooted and starts a new high school. At Avalon High, she finds the same social structure that existed back in Minnesota, with the exception of Will...the quarterback, Senior Class President, and most popular guy in school. He is also a sweet guy, a born le
Cabot, Meg.(2006). Avalon High. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Genre: Modern Fantasy

Format: Print

Ellie has recently moved to a new city and has started attending the school Avalon High. It seems like the typical high school, with the popular jock/president, Will, his beautiful cheerleader girlfriend Gwen, and the trusty jock sidekick Lance. Through a series of events Ellie becomes friends with this group of people. They all seem so normal, except for Will's creepy step-brother Marco.
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun
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