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Cabot, Meg. 
New York : HarperCollins, 2006
ISBN 0060755873
(2 booktalk)
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Booktalk #1

Ellie Harrison has been uprooted in her junior year of high school.  Her parents have moved her to Annapolis, Maryland where they are on sabbatical to pursue their interests in medieval studies.  Her old friend, Nancy, says she is lucky to be able to start over in a whole new school where no one knows you. The only thing that makes Ellie feel lucky is that her new house has a pool. That is until she meets star football player and senior class president A. William Wagner.  Then life becomes very strange.  Is it all coincidence, or are dark forces at work?  Named after the Lady of Shallot, Elaine immediately finds herself in with the "in crowd" at her new high school and hopelessly attracted to Will, all-around leader, football hero and wonderful guy. When she learns that Will's girlfriend Jennifer is cheating on him with best friend Lance, parallels to the Arthur legend immediately spring to Elaine's mind. Worse, the school's English teacher insists that Will, his friends and even Elaine are reincarnations of the medieval figures, and that it's already too late to save Will from the forces of darkness. Ellie cannot deny the similarities in their stories, but she refuses to believe she is Elaine of Astolat (aka the Lady of Shalott), who killed herself over Lancelot. If that's the case, she thinks, why is she crushing on Will?  (Mary M. Silgals, Trident Academy, for South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards, 2008-2009)

Booktalk #2

When her parents, who are medieval scholars go on sabbatical, 17-year-old Ellie Harrison begins her junior year at an unfamiliar school where it seems the King Arthur legend is being reincarnated. The forces of darkness threaten to take over, but Ellie has no intention of letting the past write her future when she finds herself in the midst of similar names, bitter relatives, and an illicit affair.  (Florida Teen Read, 2009)

SUBJECTS:     Reincarnation -- Fiction.
                      Arthur, King -- Fiction.
                      Identity -- Fiction.
                      Secrets -- Fiction.
                      High schools -- Fiction.

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