Monday, April 26, 2010

Book's I Just Read

I've just finished reading these books. Nobody's Princess was the best and I would highly recommend it. It is a made-up story of Helen of Troy in her younger life. Helen wants to be a sword fighter and calls herself a boy. She, of course, is a princess and is next in line to become Queen Of Sparta. Helen has a twin sister and two older brothers. After learning how to fight Helen's mother teaches her how to hunt. I love this book maybe because it doesn't have a lot of romance in it. :)

WARNING: They talk a lot about their Greek gods. Since I have studied Ancient Greece and Greek myths this year the book helped made a lot of sense to me.

On the other hand, Nobody's Prize was awful! I disliked it. I would never recommend it. Simply because it was so sad. I cried when I read it. She goes on aboard ship, but everyone thinks she's a boy, because she told them she was. Back in those days people believed women on board brought ''bad luck''. She meets a guy and she falls in love with him but he doesn't know. One day they were at a spring near a cliff. Helen had just told him she was a girl and was about to say she was in love with him when he tripped and fell of the cliff! Isn't that so tragic? That is why I cried, I know I'm a big cry baby. I must confess I looked at the end of the book to see if he came back.

I would not recommend the second because of the tragedy, but as for the first one, be my guest!


Really Ramona said...

Then Helen should have fought the people who were abducting her! Just kidding... I don't think women had much of a choice during the times of the ancient Greeks.

Rose, I love your blog! I've been following for two weeks, maybe, and I love it! It's so elegant.

By the way, you're a homeschooler, right? Me, too. Right now, I'm working on a survey for English class, and I need homeschoolers to answer it. Would you answer it, please? Here's the link:


Annie said...

The second book sounds so sad! *Sniff sniff*