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Coville, Bruce.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.3
ISBN 0152045619

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Juliet Dove is very, very shy.  She doesn't like to be noticed in the least.  When she visits a mysterious shop and is given an amulet, she doesn't know how it will change her life drastically.  Once she puts it on, she can't take it off.  She is trapped.  When she finds out that the amulet was once worn by Helen of Troy and that its purpose is to attract boys, she is absolutely devastated.  She now has boys following her wherever she goes.  And she knows she is destined to wear the amulet until an ancient story is finished.  What can she do?  How can she ever figure out how to help?  She knows that every love story needs an ending but why is it up to her to find one?

Booktalk #2

Juliet Dove is a painfully shy person who verbally "slices and dices" when others tease her."Killer" is not a nickname she cherishes.She hopes to gain control of her tongue but a visit to a magic shop makes matters worse.The amulet given to her cannot be removed from her neck and the boys in town are becoming more and more attracted to her.Mice and knowledge of Greek mythology may just be the key to unlock the clasp.  Black-eyed Susan Award nominee 2005-2006

SUBJECTS:     Magic -- Fiction.
                        Bashfulness -- Fiction.
                        Mythology, Greek -- Fiction.


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