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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 - 11
  • Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810946475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810946477
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,360,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 6–10—Norris captures the drama of The Iliad by recasting the Greek epic in a modern-day football rivalry between two neighboring high schools. When school districts are reset and Elena Argos is sent from Lacede High (home of the Spartans) to Troy High, an all-out war erupts after she dumps Spartan Lucas Mennon for Trojan Perry Prince. Perry's younger sister, the outcast Cassie, is thrust into the thick of a conflict she doesn't even care about, and she has the awful feeling that things are only going to get worse. Students familiar with the epic will recognize the characters: Hunter Prince as Hector, who leads the battle despite the whole war having been caused by his irresponsible—even cowardly—brother; Greg Mennon as Agamemnon (here, Cassie's best friend); Spartan football star Ackley as Achilles, who seeks revenge for an ankle injury inflicted by Hunter; and more. Like Cassandra, Cassie's protestations go ignored, but her "Can we please grow up and forget this rivalry?" line gets repetitive and seems trite in the face of the escalating pranks. Still, she grows in her understanding of the cost of friendship and love, and unlike her namesake, gets her happy ending. While The Iliad story line lends richness to the narrative, the book stands alone, and readers unfamiliar with the classic will still enjoy the war between high schools, started over a beautiful girl.—Alana Joli Abbott, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT
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About the Author

Shana Norris is the author of Something to Blog About, a Book Sense Summer 2008 pick. She lives in Kinston, North Carolina, with her husband, dog, and three cats.

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Shana Norris once dreamed of being a rock star, a ballerina, and an archaeologist. Then she realized she couldn't sing, had never taken a ballet lesson in her life, and didn't particularly like to get dirty. So instead she became a writer so that she could be all of those things and more.

Shana currently lives in eastern North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, five cats, and five chickens.

Visit her online at www.shananorris.com.

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This book is a great fun story.
Morgen
The characters didn't give me enough to connect too; they felt almost one dimensional and lacked the depth I really needed to connect with them.
Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)
This book was sooo amazing that I finished it in less than four hours!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By WulfLuva on November 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
I loved this book! I'm a sucker for anything involving ancient Greek mythology and this book was just too good to be true!

You start off with a character who is relatable to all teenage girls, Cassie Prince (a.k.a. Cassandra the Seer, princess of Troy), she feels left out, shy, awkward and frustrated (Okay so that's only some teenage girls, okay maybe it's just me!).

Cassie has a best friend, Greg or Agamenon, brother of Menelaus, commander in chief of the Greeks. Whenever a girl has a boy best friend you know what's bound to happen, a forbidden crush emerges. Take into that fact that he's the enemy and now you've got a doubly forbidden crush. And what girl hasn't had a crush on a boy that she knows she shouldn't? Hmm...

Then there's Cassie's brothers, Hunter/Hector and Perry/Paris, who were so thick-headed that it makes you want to strangle them! But what sibling doesn't want to kill, metaphorically speaking of course, their unfortunate blood relative?

There are fun moments. Moments that made you scream, "What in the world is wrong with these people!?!" and best of all were the moments that had you biting your nails because you just wanted to know what happens!

This book was sooo amazing that I finished it in less than four hours! I came home from school, checked the mailbox, opened the package from Ms. Norris and immediately went at it. I was finished by SEVEN!

If you haven't read this book yet, GO GET IT NOW!

It deserves 5/5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erica on September 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
This was a great modern day retelling of The Illiad. I'm a total sucker for Greek Mythology, but to write good retellings of Greek Mythology is hard, and this one did not let me down. I pretty much read straight through in a couple of hours. It was totally original, and will appeal to different groups of readers. Troy High was smart and well-written.

The characters were fitting. Cassie, the narrator of the story, is the only one with her head on straight, seeing the stupidity of everyone around her. She was easily my favorite character, probably for the reason stated above. The rest of the characters have the sole focus of kill the other side, and it did get a bit old at times. Cassie and Greg were so oblivious to the other, which drove me nuts! But once again, I think that was part of their charm. All the characters fit nicely together to the whole story. I really like the cover. It totally fits the story, as Elena is the girl responsible for everything.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LeighBrescia on August 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Troy High is a hip re-vamping of a classic tale. It highlights the implications of high school rivalries as the Trojans take on the Spartans (both on and off the football field).

Cassie, the narrator, is sucked into a war she wants no part of and must determine where her loyalties lie: with her Spartan best friend, or her football-playing Trojan brothers.

Norris's storytelling is witty and engaging, and readers will love the classic pranks played by both schools.

Though many parts are laugh out loud funny, Norris does an excellent job showing just how deep rivalries run, and the devastating effects they sometimes have.

Shana Norris (Something to Blog About, 2008) is a funny new voice in YA literature, and definitely an author to keep an eye on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aya on September 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Troy High and Overtime feature a story narrated by Cassie during her dramatic high school sophomore year.

Having attended a university with one of the most well known rivalries on the west coast, I get the fun and spirit of it. That doesn't mean that Troy High or Overtime were realistic. Most of the pranks and the drama were way over-the-top. It reminded me a bit of High School Musical and Glee, where the drama has some real life basis, but is overly dramatic you know it's not real life. It was interesting though that some of the unrealistic drama was possibly there on purpose to take Homer's Iliad and set it in a modern day high school.

So overall it was very entertaining, just a tad unrealistic. Reading it, I was constantly aware that it was a book and wasn't as immersed in the story as others. If you want a quick, fun read though, this definitely fits. I read both the novel and novella in one evening.

Some characters that I loved were Greg, Cassie's love interest. He was adorable and totally the typical sweet high school guy that constantly plays video games. Also I loved Hunter, one of Cassie's older brothers. Aside from him pushing Cassie to choose sides, he showed great loyalty and love for Cassie, which I loved.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I picked this book up on a whim from the library and while it was a quick and easy read, it just wasn't very good. The basis for the story is a retelling of the Trojan War set in a high school theme (warring football teams pranking each other, etc).

The problem is that the characters are just dull and unlikable. Our narrator is Cassie (aka Cassandra the prophet) who is nothing like her Iliad counterpart. This book isn't paranormal, so obviously she can't be a prophet, but there's also nothing alluding to her back story (the whole 'cursed by Apollo' thing, nothing). She's basically a really rude antisocial band geek that suddenly gets a lot of friends out of nowhere.

Elena (aka Helen) recently transferred from Lacede High (the Spartans) to Troy High (the Trojans). She's super hot and a cheerleader and wants to date Cassie's super hot football playing brother (Perry - aka Paris). Unfortunately she's dating Lucas Mennon (aka Menelaus abandoned husband of Helen). She uses Cassie to get hooked up with Perry, then dumps Lucas.

The plot thickens though, because Lucas' brother (Greg Mennon, aka Agamemnon) is "best friends" with Cassie (and they're also in love).

They don't act like best friends though. Each does horrible things to the other as "pranks" between the schools. Cassie keeps saying she wants to be neutral, but then she lets herself get dragged in to everything. She's weak willed and not a very good friend.

Greg isn't any better. He's far more involved in the school pranking than Cassie and even towards the end, after Cassie's brother is hurt badly in a football game, is involved in a big Trojan Horse prank (where the horse is supposed to explode and ruin the Homecoming dance).
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