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Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me by Meredith…

Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me

by Meredith Zeitlin

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If you like cute, summer time type reading, you’ll like this realistic fiction novel.

It’s always been Zona and her dad after her mom died after giving birth to Zona. They’ve happily taken care of each other with headline notes and being together. Dad is a journalist, and Zona is on the staff at the school newspaper, hence, the notes written like headlines in their apartment! One day Zona’s dad says they are moving to Greece for six months so that he can write a book on what’s happening with the Greece people and the economy. Zona is NOT happy. Another part of the trip is that she is going to meet her mom’s entire Greek family. As far as Zona is concerned, she can go her whole life without meeting them. They abandoned her mother and have never wanted to talk to her, so why now?

Zona has many friends and really doesn’t want to leave. What she finds in Greece though is surprising. She rarely gets to socialize with her father because he works constantly. She attends an international school where they speak English. Customs and life is very different in Greece than the United States. You’ll enjoy seeing the differences. When Zona finally spends time with her Greek family, she learns what really happened between them and her mother.

If you have a free afternoon and want a fun, make-you-smile novel to read, pick this one up! ( )
  acargile | Sep 21, 2015 |
Zona Lowell's journalist father drops the bomb that they are going to live in Athens, Greece for six months while he works on a story. It wouldn't be too bad, but it turns out he has been in touch with Zona's deceased mother's family, who ostractized her after her marriage to Dave Lowell. This was a good story, with Zona's growth very believable as she meets her large, very-extended Greek family and navigates high school at the International School in Athens. ( )
  ethel55 | Aug 10, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399167463, Hardcover)

A laugh-out-loud high school adventure set in Greece, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot 
High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated— he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona's mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks... but no thanks. 
In the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, Zona navigates a series of hilarious escapades, eye-opening revelations, and unexpected reunions in a foreign country—all while documenting the trip through one-of-a-kind commentary.

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"Fifteen-year-old Zona Lowell is finally comfortable in high school when her father tells her that they're moving to Greece for the second half of her sophomore year, and she will be forced to meet her mother's large extended family there against her will"--… (more)

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