1. What did you think of the book in general?
2. Did you have a favorite character? (Besides Helen of course)
3. How was Helen's relationship with her sister?
4. How was Helen's relationship with her brothers? How was it different from her relationship with her sister?
5. Why is it important for Helen to understand herself as 'the pretty one' or the 'future queen?' Why is seeing herself in the mirror important to her?
6. Why did Helen want to train to fight?
7. How important is religion & mythology in their lives? Why does the King dislike Athena?
8. Did you have a favorite scene in the book?
9. What did you think of the writing style?
10. Ratings and final thoughts!
Here are our ratings~
Clare - 7.5/10 - Would be a great summer read since the writing flows easily.
Melanie - 7/10 - It made me enjoy Greek mythology and it was one of the better YA books I've read recently.
MissG - 7.5/10 - An interesting and unique historical fiction that caught my attention right away and kept it throughout the book.
If you liked Nobody's Princess then you may enjoy:
Nobody's Prize by Esther Friesner - Still longing for adventure, Princess Helen of Sparta maintains her disguise as a boy to join her unsuspecting brothers as part of the crew of the Argo, the ship commanded by Prince Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - Eden, Michigan, high school student Kate Winters strikes a bargain with Henry, Greek god of the underworld, if he'll cure her dying mother of cancer. The bargain she strikes with him is a grim one, but the full enormity of what she has undertaken--"live forever or die trying"--is not revealed until it's too late to recant.
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs - When her mother suddenly decides to marry a near-stranger, Phoebe, whose passion is running, soon finds herself living on a remote Greek island, completing her senior year at an ancient high school where the students and teachers are all descended from gods or goddesses.
Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman - Persephone runs off to the Underworld with Hades, with whom she has fallen in love, but when her mother Demeter threatens to destroy the earth to save her, Persephone finds a way to come back once a year, bringing spring.
For the month of May we are reading:
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
Copies of the book are available at the front desk.
Discussion & snack on Tues., May 28th 6:30-7:30pm