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10 thoughts on “Nobody's Princess

  1. Rachel Rachel says:

    I have to say this book did not work for me at all It's a retelling of the story of Helen of ancient Greece Somehow the modern voice applied to her narration just made the story feel totally shallow Like oh my heck it's the Oracle of Apollo Okay it wasn't that bad but the modern language took away the credibility of the story for me Another problem was that the character's voice didn't change to adjust for her age at all She spoke the same way at 6 at 10 and at 14 Again hard to suspend the disbelief Usually I really love books for young adults that feature a strong young woman but Helen came across as a tired cliche Of COURSE she would rather be a warrior than a wool spinning princess The worst part? There's a seuel The story was really only getting started when the book ended Usually when a book has a seuel I feel I must read it no matter if I loved the first volume or not but I think I can skip the next one Nobody's Prize Give me a break


  2. Slumbering Rose Slumbering Rose says:

    The description says you'll find yourself rooting for Helen I beg to disagree I felt just the opposite Helen is a spoiled stubborn selfish impulsive immature bratty child She is inconform with everything She gets her way with everything She is smarter slyer and altogether better than everyone else at everything by the ripe old age of fourteen she is actually much younger throughout the first half of the book yet that doesn't impair her knowledge or skills at all The other characters serve as foils or teachers for Helen Okay Obviously Ms Friesner wanted to make Helen a strong female character which is all nice and well but most if not all of it is much too unbelievable In fact it seems Ms Friesner wanted to glamorize every female—excluding Clytemnestra Helen's twin sister in the book and biggest foil Helen is perfect; Helen is unhuman Root for her? Nay I wanted to bash her on the head


  3. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Do you like heroines who are strong independent and self sufficient? You may want to meet Helen She's not your average princess Sure her mother and father are king and ueen of Sparta And sure she may grow up to be Helen of Troy But Helen is a young firecracker of a character She is not going to stand around learning how to do needlework while her two brothers Castor and Polydeuces get to have all the fun of learning to ride and hunt She's not going to miss out on all the fun of learning how to use spears and swords Disguising herself as a boy she fools everyone but her brothers and their teacher Glaucus Fortunately for Helen he bought into her theory of how the future ueen of the country needs to be able to defend herself Now being an adventurer and hunter like her brothers isn't all fun and games Helen is learning it takes hard work sacrifice and a strong mind Some may call her pretty But Helen pays them no attention She wants one thing in life freedom to live HOW she chooses Beauty can be just as much of a hindrance as a help in that regards


  4. Kit Kit says:

    eh crappy ya novels seriously what is up with that? ya novels tend to be better than just slapping random words together right? there is a most definite lack of direction in this and the characters lack depth but fine again ya novel is it possible to stop introducing such immature characters and trying to make them pass for mature? just a thought that doesn't sound unreasonable right?another point is of course that nothing really happens throughout the course of this book and the text is GINORMOUS if this was a word doc in traditional times new roman size 12 font this would barely hit 100 pages no plot no character REALLY just a half baked premise is this what you intend to feed your young adult readers? the main character annoyed the hell out of me she tried to make her sound like she wasn't being a complete selfish ass by going off and doing whatever the hell she wants but fails miserably because in the end her character helen goes anyway and to hell with the people who care about her this is all on the whim of a childish need for adventure which makes perfect sense of coursetoo many things to complain about it would be stupid to rant about a book i don't even much like i'll end the post shortly but first i need to get something straight too why did the boar hunt last like 2 seconds? it was also never fully explained why 2 girls were able to defeat the boar when 30 or 40 so grown men couldn't and died doing it fine so they're good but inhuman they are not and too much of the mythology tried to pass as dialogue with one character telling it to another used WAY too much it is simply not a storytelling device any it was turning my brain into mush i seriously CANNOT stand it a second longer maybe i'm just not wired to think like a young adult any


  5. Lesley Lesley says:

    I don't know what's wrong with me I want to like the books I read and yet I'm constantly disappointed Then I read the reviews and other people did like them So I think the problem is me I can definitely see recommending this book to fans of re told Greek myths especially ones featuring strong heroines But here's what I wanted If it's supposed to be historical fiction I wanted to know about what it would have been like to be Helen of Sparta before she became Helen of Troy if she were a spunky feminist who wanted to learn how to use a sword and travel the world How realistic would this have truly been? If it's supposed to be myths brought to life then I wanted it to stick to the original stories without adding Helen to stories she wasn't a part of Also I'd prefer a concentration on one main story so there's a building of tension a climax etc instead of a rambling account of several different unrelated events Man I am picky and demanding I did like the probable realistic explanations for the stories that have come down to us as hyperbolic myths But I couldn't uite get my bearings in terms of the sensibility Do the characters think like ancient Greeks or like modern Americans? Either is fine but I felt like it bounced back and forth


  6. Merphy Napier Merphy Napier says:

    I don't have a lot of thoughts on this one I really like Hellen a lot and enjoyed following her throughout the story I also loved a lot of the side characters and the characters were really what kept me going But the plot was kind of a mess It felt like we were jumping from one thing to another and they were barely connected I mean she was needing to escape a neighboring Kingdom because she thought she was going to be forced into a marriage then there was a wild boar hunt then another thing and another and another the plot kept changing and it was this build up to these big dramatic things and then they would be over in two seconds and it sort of felt like well then what was the point? I mean it felt like there were a handful of different plots that this story could have focused on and spent the entire book centered around but for some reason the author tried to do them all And it felt really weird in pacing and all over the place I gave it three stars because the characters were great and the plot had a lot of potential but this really isn't something I'd recommend unfortunately


  7. Sella Malin Sella Malin says:

    This book was pretty goodSome parts were exciting while others were kind of boring I thought the idea was pretty interesting since I love Greek mythology and I'm fascinated with the legend of Helen and TroyIt was cool to see this author's view on Helen's childhood though it wasn't written that well There were only a few things that bothered me The author italicizes words way too often about ten times every page and so that was uite frustrating Also the author had a tendency to go off on a rant about things that weren't that important or significant to the plot Lastly the author left out a few things that were supposed to have happened to Helen when she was at a certain age For example she was never kidnapped by Theseus at age ten but rather passed that year with nothing like that happening which made me feel exasperated Other than that it was pretty good It left off at a cliffhanger and I'll probably read the seuel


  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    A fascinating look at not just the childhood of Helen of Troy but of the era in which she lived The historical notes at the back of the book talk about how Helen would have lived not in Greece's Golden Age when Homer was writing the Iliad but centuries before in the Bronze Age It put a whole new spin on the story reading and writing were nonexistent as was money and the women of Sparta really would have been huntresses in their own right Very intriguing My only complaint is that there were a few too many training montages if you will when Helen was learning some new skill


  9. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    An historical novel about Helen of Sparta before she grew up and became Helen of Troy? Sounded compelling to me Especially because Sparta is such a fascinating complex and often problematic cultureUnfortunately I got the impression from this book that it was written as a generic Western princess fairytale the publisher thought it was too bland and encouraged the author to put a Grecian gloss over the thing It's still generic and bland and at no point does it feel like it takes place in SpartaHelen is a spoiled brat who reads like a modern pre teen She spends most of the book whiningHelen's big thing is that she wants to train with her brothers doing physical exercise instead of sitting in the house spinning and weaving with her mother and sisters Later she meets an oh so unusual horsewoman and has to sneak around to learn to ride secretlyHere's in thing in Sparta spinning and weaving was done ONLY BY SLAVES No upper class Spartan woman did that sort of work let alone a princess And could we POSSIBLY call the garments worn by Spartan women 'chitons' not 'dresses'? Speaking of clothing Spartan women freuently did not wear clothing when they were doing the strenuous exercise and physical training that ALL young Spartans male and female participated in A young Spartan woman would have had a time of it getting OUT of having to exercise not getting TO exercise Not only that but upper class Spartan women freuently rode horses bred horses and owned horses OK I don't mind having preconceptions challenged by a novel Perhaps the past wasn't like our concepts about it Open my horizons Challenge me But nothing about this book's setting felt 'Spartan' or even 'foreign' at all It was Ren Faire Medieval than anything I have no problem at all with stories that show young women struggling against the sexist expectations of their societyThe problem here though is that this ISN'T a Spartan society It's Our society with a pseudo Medieval pseudo Greek gloss on itThe end result was that I felt that this book ends up being the opposite of empowering because by showing a culture far removed from our own being sexist in so exactly the same ways as our own instead of showing that sexist stereotypes can be overcome and defeated it actually reinforces the message that these ideas about women are universal throughout the world and history and therefore are likely trueDon't get me wrong I don't demand that every book have an 'empowering' message But I felt like this one meant to and it backfiredThe reason I like to read historical novels is to feel like I have been transported into another culture another way of living another way of seeing the world Based on those criteria this book was a complete failureIt went to the top of my to read list because I saw the seuel at the discount store and I was wondering if I should buy it The answer is no


  10. Joselyn Moreno Burke Joselyn Moreno Burke says:

    I loved it so much to tell a story like that was so cool and I found myself devouring the book in a couple of daysThe fact that I love greece and sparta to begin with was a plus to this book I was rapidly immerse on all the mythology and names and citiesI can't wait enough for the second book to see how this all will end or start and I thinks this series is one I would grow to loveOne of the things I really liked was that Helen was no damsel in distress she is a strong female that wants everything the world can give and The way she fights for what she wants and believes is right is inspiring so I hope every girl embrace her as a role model and fight back for what they wantMore reviews wwwbookwormiespotcom


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Nobody's Princess [Reading] ➶ Nobody's Princess By Esther M. Friesner – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk É bela é uma princesa e Afrodite é a sua deusa favorita mas Helena de Esparta anseia por mais alguma coisa na vida Ao contrário da irmã bem comportada Clitemnestra não sente ualuer prazer em tec É bela é uma princesa e Afrodite é a sua deusa favorita mas Helena de Esparta anseia por mais alguma coisa na vida Ao contrário da irmã bem comportada Clitemnestra não sente ualuer prazer em tecer ou bordar E apesar do ue a mãe diz não está interessada em casar se Ao contrário uer treinar técnicas de combate com os irmãos mais velhos partir em aventuras heróicas e ter liberdade para fazer o ue deseja e descobrir uem é Não sendo pessoa para contar com os deuses ou a sua beleza para velar por ela Helena lança se na obtenção do ue uer com determinação e uma postura assertiva E embora seja essa postura ue lhe granjeia alguns inimigos como o autoproclamado «filho de Posídon» Teseu é também o ue cativa encanta e diverte os ue se tornam seus amigos desde a caçadora Atalanta à jovem sacerdotisa ue é o Oráculo de Delfos Em Helena de Esparta Princesa de Ninguém Esther Friesner entrelaça com perícia histórica e mito ao examinar com novo olhar a adolescente ue virá a ser Helena de Tróia A história resultante oferece humor acção e uma heroína sedutora por uem não podemos deixar de torcer.

  • Capa Mole
  • 304 pages
  • Nobody's Princess
  • Esther M. Friesner
  • Portuguese
  • 01 August 2014

About the Author: Esther M. Friesner

Esther M Friesner was educated at Vassar College where she completed BA's in both Spanish and Drama She went to on to Yale University; within five years she was awarded an MA and PhD in Spanish She taught Spanish at Yale for a number of years before going on to become a full time author of fantasy and science fiction She has published twenty seven novels so far; her most recent titles in.