You know, the one with Brad Pitt
|June 22, 2011||Posted by Rogue Teaching under Uncategorized|
Wow I feel all awkward, it’s good to be blogging, I enjoy it. But the main page is freaking me out because well it’s empty and technically I would be the first person to actually well, post.
Well the school year is over and I am home with my family minus my sister, and well, I guess for the week that makes me the oldest. Whoop, Whoop.
Well this week I read, I think three books? Yeah, well actually I re-read two and read three, so the ones I read were,
Die For Me by Amy Plum
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Out of the three my favorite was probably Die For Me, because for some reason I’m getting really caught up in this French Revolution and history categories. If you count reading two books. But I think I’d rather talk about Starcrossed, because I love, love, love Greek Mythology. It’s so fascinating to read these complex idea’s. It’s strange to read it and think people actually believe in minotaurs and demi-gods. I actually really want to go to Greece and visit the Parthenon or the theatres there. Even visiting Troy would be interesting, the whole Helen and Paris thing.
Yes Starcrossed is Greek Mythology with the author’s own twist and personality.
So this girl named Helen, went to a high-school, she believed everyone despised her, and that she was just an outcast and freak but it takes a lot for her to realize that people just envy her.
When she goes back to school one day, she notices everyone is talking about the Delos family, how attractive and unreal they are, (does that remind anyone of the Cullens? Or even Bella? You just wait). It takes he a while to finally notice them and when she does her feelings change she is madly, well… mad. Angry, she absolutely hates them with a burning passion. The first time she saw Lucas she wanted to kill him, and they were both nearly suspended for it.
Let me brief you guys on a story. Helen and Paris were these star-crossed young lovers (the irony). So Helen was married to this man many years beyond her age, it’s truly revolting, and Paris of Troy and his brother were sent to make a treaty with the king of Greece, or Helen’s husband. Oh, snap yes it’s true. So when they decide they wanted to blow that joint, it doesn’t make the king to happy. You know, he sends Achilles and everything. (if this is wrong I’m so sorry my sister was briefing me on the story as she packed, because I’ve only seen the movie Brad Pitt.) So this starts a war because Paris is to much of a wimp to kill the king, and to be honest it’s just a terrible ending, for Achilles anyway.
So this is GREEK Mythology so were most likely looking at Greece, right? Let me lay this out for you guys the way that Josephine Angelini explained it for us basically if you name your kid Helen in Greek mythology, it is like naming your kid Judas in Christianity.
So somewhere in the book (towards the beginning) they realize they don’t hate each other (the irony). Here and let me state something else in the book, because this might help you understand the concept of the story a little better. So Helen and Lucas’s mom have a little girl to girl chat, and it goes like this. Lucas’s name was supposed to be Paris. As those Greek people say, OH MY GODS.
And another thing they are demi-gods. That can fly. See this is the little creative spin-off the author threw in. -wink-
Oh and I forgot to mention this majorly important thing, someone wants to kill Helen (jeez, Rachel, what else is new)That is why the Delos family is there, because they are member’s of a different more dominant house that want all the houses to thrive so there is no war, or repeat in history.
So one of my favorite parts in the book is when Lucas’s brother is teaching Helen to fight and he actually get’s sick of it and stabs her but she doesn’t get hurt. Sound’s like Achilles right? This girl just got all the great family traits didn’t she?
Anyway, I thought this book was good, it’s not amazing, because of the wild-card deck and the author’s input on Greek Mythology. The author didn’t exactly have reasoning for like why they could fly, or why they could cast spells, but if you are a girl (I’m not saying guys can’t read it) who just read Percy Jackson and you are looking for more I recommend this or any other one of Rick Riordan’s books but still. This was a good leisure read and I can’t wait to talk about more.