Title: Nobody’s Princess
Author: Esther Friesner
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Published: 2007, Random House
Main Characters: Helen of Sparta, her family, and her friends Atalanta, Milo, and Eunike
Synopsis: Helen of Sparta, daughter of Zeus, is a young girl growing up in ancient Greece. She may not know exactly what she wants out of life, she knows what she doesn’t: she doesn’t want to marry a boy, she doesn’t want to learn needlepoint, and she definitely doesn’t want to just be pretty! Helen takes it upon herself to make her own dreams come true, such as learning to swordfight, and sets herself up to become Helen of Troy, one of the most famous women history will ever know.
Review: Although I can definitely say this tale was intended for someone much younger than I, I must give credit…