Avalon High is yet another one of Meg Cabot’s books. (Man, that woman spits out books so fast that can never remember what her newest release is.) Ellie, our main character, has two parents who are Professors and are both obsessed with all things related to Arthurian legend – so much so that they even named their daughter after the Lady of Shalott. Her parents go on sabbatical for a year, moving the family to DC, and transfering Ellie to Avalon High. It should come as no surprise that the Arthurian legend seems to be coming to life.
I’ve grown extremely wary towards books having anything to do with King Arthur and his court. I’m one of those people who think Lancelot is a total ninny, and am rather appalled by the fact that people think the relationship between Lance and Gwen is romantic. I love Arthur, and I hate that people don’t seem to care the Gwen is his wife and Lancelot is his best friend. As many people, books, movies and such seem to be all for Lance and Gwen these days, I tend to steer clear. Which is what I had every intention of doing with this book here, until I read a review that said “Lance was kind of a doof.” Those few words in themselves were enough to make me go out and get this book.
This book reminded me why I had loved Cabot so much a few years ago, and rather makes me wonder why I got out of reading everything that she would publish. It was sweet – very sweet – and witty, cute… did I mention sweet? There’s something about how she puts JUST the right amount of romance in her books. This is going to be one of those books that I pull out just to read certain passages over again.