The Crown of Zeus
Samhain Publishing, ltd.
ISBN # 1-59998-556-X
"Thirteen-year-old Megan Montgomery’s world is falling apart. Her father’s promotion means leaving her whole life in New York behind. She finds herself transplanted to a huge, lonely manor house in the English countryside, with no one for company but the distant staff. Her new school only adds to her misery—neither the girls nor the teachers seem to like her."
None of the girls like her until she invites them to her house, which has a reputation that precedes her. What follows is an un-likely, yet totally cool adventure involving a secret library, ancient Greece and learning almost by osmosis. A fantastic book that will leave kids wanting more, and maybe doing a little research on their own.
(February 2008, pp 176, $5.50)