Book Reviews of Nobody's Prize

Nobody's Prize
Nobody's Prize
Author: Esther Friesner
ISBN-13: 9780375875311
ISBN-10: 037587531X
Publication Date: 4/22/2008
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book was not that great as the first book in the series. I thought this book was lacking in story content and just the story itself. It dealt with a lot more adult situations that were "hidden" in the text. To younger readers they wouldn't figure out about the men wanting to "play with their swords" and how Helen is now a woman thanks to the Moon and how she has to count the Moon now. So yes..a bit more grown up. But I just found all the little hidden content to be a bit over doing it and it killed the story for me. I doubt I get the third book in the series as the series seems like it will continue.
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This is the sequel to Nobody's Princess. It picks up directly after the end of that one and carries on in the same vein.

If you like re-imaginings of myths, this is likely a good choice for you. Helen wants to be strong and live her life, but doesn't want to ruin everyone else's to do so if she can avoid it. It was fun to see smaller events get embellished into some of the huge events from various myths too.

My big problem with this book, and it really isn't one, is that at one point she is giving thanks to some people that helped her and she leaves out one of the people that helped her the most! As far as complaints go, though, that's a pretty darn minor one.