Nobody's Prize (Nobody's Princess #2)

Nobody's Prize (Nobody's Princess #2)
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12+
Release Date
April 22, 2008
ISBN
0375875328
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n this rousing sequel to Nobody’s Princess, young Helen of Sparta is not about to be left behind when her older brothers head off to join the quest for the Golden Fleece. Accompanied by her friend Milo, and disguised as a boy herself, Helen sets out to join the crew of heroes aboard the massive ship known as The Argo.

Helen quickly faces all sorts of danger. There are battles to be fought, as well as an encounter with a terrifying murderous princess. With her beauty blossoming, Helen’s journey takes her beyond the mythology of the Golden Fleece to Athens, where her very future as Queen of Sparta is threatened.

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great book, but not as good as the first, but still a good read
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Reader reviewed by Paige

This book wasn't as good as the first book, but was a really good book. Helen is on an adventure on the high seas. She is disguised as a boy, and going on the ship with her friend Milo. i love when she meets her sister agian. I am a sucker for a good romance, so when she though she was feeling love, i enjoyed that part. i recemond this book for people who love adventure and romance.
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Reader reviewed by Mairi

Helen, disguised as a boy, and her friend Milo, a freed slave, have decided to journey to Colchis with Jason and the Argonauts, though they know that it will be a dangerous mission- if Helen's true identity were to be discovered, she might be abandoned, or worse. At first, it seems that they might make it- Helen points out more than once that there are advantages to having no breasts or hips. When she gets her period, though, she fears for her life until help comes in the form of an old shipbuilder, who suggests that she assume the identity of her old friend Atalanta, a woman of such fame and skill that her gender could be easily overlooked.

I finished Nobody's Princess a week or two ago and, though the ending was supposedly a cliffhanger, I was surprised to find myself picking up the sequel so soon, though I am glad I did. This book is much the same as its prequel, with Helen being used as a placeholder for any Greek girl with a taste for adventure (I usually dislike placeholder characters, but I was able to tolerate Helen). Nobody's Prize is an improvement over Nobody's Princess, though, in that it's more of a continuous story than a collection of shorts, which makes it more readable without sacrificing any of the fun.


I would recommend this book mainly to young girls- it's not that it isn't a good book for boys, but there are similar stories that would probably appeal to them more. 

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