Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me
High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated— he must have an ult ...more
Now, that's not to say that Zona's story is completely fluffy or trite! No, Zona's story has depth; there are some difficult themes within her story. Zona was raised by her father ...more
This book was fun to read!
I enjoyed the setting, the characters and especially the relationships. The story-telling was done in a unique and clever way and while there is a sweet romance that develops, the main focus of the story was on Zona and her family.
This makes for a great summer read.
Made all the more amazing by the main character's 'journalist snippets' (where she 'reports' on the happenings of her own life), this is not a book to be missed :) ...more
Sophomore Year is Greek to Me is a standalone contemporary romance that will have you smiling and laughing non-stop. It is a followup book to Meredith Zeitlin's Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters , but it is about an entirely different group of characters so I truly mean this when I say, you can read this book without having read the first book. They are not related other than the school is the same (I th ...more
Reading Sophomore Year was like going on an adventure. I loved getting to experience Greece right along with Zona - seeing the landscapes through her eyes, trying new foods, and ...more
The ice aroun ...more
Zona's voice is snarky, rebellious, and a total teenager. A common voice in YA lit. The plus is that readers who like heroines along Zona's vein will be able to connect with he ...more
I really enjoyed Ms. Zeitlin's debut novel Freshman Year and Other Natural Disasters and her second novel, Sophomore Year is Greek to Me, was just as fun and fabulous.
Zona Lowell is the daughter of two-time Pulitzer winning journalist David Lowell. Following in her father's footsteps, Zona also wants to be a journalist. It had always been just Zona and her dad, because her mom died when she was born. Even though she's not as well off as her priv ...more
Zona Lowell is a high school sophomore, deeply interested in journalism, a love inherited from her father, famous writer David Lowell, of Pulitzer prize fame. She's been given the job of writing feature articles for her school's newspaper just as her father decides it's h ...more
Content warning: Zona’s friend Lilena has an eating disorder and that subplot lasts for most of the book.
Any book with a teenage journalist working on anything from the school paper to the local paper (usually as an intern) is almost automatically Paigebait. When you’ve been watching the news regularly since you were eleven and nearly went into journalism as a career, it’s relevant to your interests. It runs in the blood; my awful granny was a journalist w ...more
(Rounded up from 3.5)
Holy cow, this was awesome. It was like little elves read my review of the other book before I even wrote it and fixed almost all the things I had problems with in that one in this one. You know, this one just worked way better for me. And I did like the first one, even with my issues! This is just... wow. I am so surprised and impressed by it. It's so funny I actually hurt my thro ...more
This book did not work for me. It felt like I was reading 2 different books, 1 about Zona and her greek family/life and Zona and her dysfunctional friends. The 2 just did not mesh together well at all. In my opinion the book would have been much better if the focus was just on Zona and her Greek family. I just couldn't stand reading about her friends and all their dramatic nonsense. Honestly, when Zona first met her Greek friends they seemed so creepy. I actually wanted the bo ...more
Place(s) Traveled To: Athens, Greece // New York, New York // Heraklion, Crete, Greece
First Line(s): Just before the clock ticks over into a brand new year, one that is going to be completely different from any I've experienced before, my dad and I get on a plane - my first overseas flight - heading to Greece.
Whenever I plan a trip somewhere I love to read books that are set in location when I can so it was very fortuitous that not long afte...more
Overall I liked the book and the characters are really good. The style of the book is adventurous and fantasy.The strength of the book is that the story of this book really helps you in real life. I didn't find any weaknesses of this book. ...more
She lives with two adorable feline roommates in Brooklyn, NY, and loves talking about herself in the third person. All of which, you have ...more