Avalon High, by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins, 2005)

Arthurian archetypes find themselves reincarnated as teens in Meg Cabot’s newest offering. All the familiar faces are here in one form or another: Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Mordred, even Merlin. But what connection does Ellie (Elaine) have to them? Is she really the reincarnation of the Lady of Shalott, who killed herself out of unrequited love for Lancelot, or does she have a more potent role to play in the ongoing drama of good versus evil, high school style? Altogether quite enjoyable, with a few twists that keep it from being simply rehashed Arthurian legend with teen angst and romance.

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