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“Troy High is a modern adaptation to Odyssey's the Iliad, the protagonist being Cassie Prince, the younger sister of the popular Perry and Hunter Prince. This book revolves around the school "battle" between Troy High (Trojans) and Lacede High (Spartans) once Perry started dating Elena Argos, who...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Silly book I had trouble getting through.”see full review » see other reviews »
“classic, battle between two high schools! Wonder if when i get to high school its going to be like that?!?!”7 Kaori wrote this review Friday, May 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is really good. It may seem like a girly book but its good. Its about two main schools they are big in rivalry! This one cheerleader moved schools to the rivalry and people are calling her fake for it. She likes her best friend but doesn't know what to do. Her brothers go to same school as
her but her best friend is at the other, lots of things are going on.”
“It was a pretty good book but I just didn't like the ending. ”Stacy Richards wrote this review Tuesday, April 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really enjoyed this book. ive always loved the story of Helen of troy so when it had the picture of Helen on the front i was expecting it to be through her eyes. but no its through Cassys. loved it from front to back and though a light read it was well researched and perfectly written by a writer who i can tell enjoyed writing it as much as i did reading it. ”Emily H wrote this review Friday, March 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was really good! It was a little confusing but really good once I understood.”Kristin wrote this review Wednesday, March 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Troy High by Shana Norris is a modern retelling of Homer's Iliad. However, in this version, the battle between Troy and Greece takes place on the football field. The story is narrated by Cassie, the quiet and shy sister of Troy High's football star, Perry. The annual rivalry between the Trojans and Spartans heats up when the Spartan's former head cheerleader transfers to Troy High and falls for Perry. Complicating matters even more are Cassie's own feelings for her best friend, a Spartan, who doesn't seem to see her as the young woman she is becoming.
Appropriate for grades 8 and up.
-This is a great book to pair with any mythology unit that focuses on the Trojan War. Students can compare the retelling to the original.
-It also provides a great opportunity for students to "retell" another myth in a modern context.
-The story focuses on the storied rivalry between the two high schools. Students can research other famous rivalries-- from other schools (like Harvard and Yale) to sports teams (Yankees/Red Sox) to individuals (Lenin/Trotsky).
“I think that this was a good book because its about these two schools troy high and the spartans fighting because one of the girls from the spartans moved to troy so the two schools were pranking each other. ”2 ashley wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“if you like boyfriend girlfriend drama you will love this book!”Ashley R wrote this review Wednesday, September 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“very cool!!! I read the Illiad 8 years ago, and I wish I had read this right after to make sense of it all!!!!”Hermiony loooucks wrote this review Friday, September 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No