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Homer's Iliad, the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in Troy High. Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider at Troy High, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. After the beautiful Elena who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders transfers to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie's brother Perry, the Spartans vow that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten. Off the football field, an escalating prank war fuels tensions between the schools. The stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her family and school. Troy High will seduce readers with its cast of mythic proportions.
Amulet Books, 9780810996656, 261pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
About the Author
Shana Norris is the author of Something to Blog About, a BookSense summer 2008 pick, which Children s Literature called an uplifting and quick read and about which Publishers Weekly said, Norris s prose is breezy and playful. She lives in Kinston, North Carolina, with her husband, dog, and three cats. Visit her online at www.shananorris.com."
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