Age: 9th-12th grade
Based on the Greek story of Psyche, goddess of the soul, and Eros, god of love. This provides a contemporary spin without losing the complexity and elegance of the original tale. The story is mixed with fantastical elements, enriched by the poetic form, and filled with imagery and metaphors. This is a great example of long form poetry mixing dense images with dialogue and plot progression.
Excellent book for the "intellectual" teens.