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Sixteen year old Elektra Kamenides is well on her way to becoming a proper southern belle in the small Mississippi college town she calls home That is until her mother decides to uproot her and her kid sister Thalia and start over in California They leave behind Elektra's father a professor and leading expert on Gre. School Library Journal review stay tuned to that publication for my review

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Elektras Adventures in TragedyAs bought sight unseen is really just an ancient trailer parked on a barge and sunk into a mudflat What would Odysseus do Elektra asks herself Determined to get back to Mississippi at all costs she'll beg cheat and steal to get there But things are not always what they seem and home is wherever you decide to make it. I think young readers are going to love this story with both comedy and tragedy mixed to make a heart warming adventureFor the full review

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Summary í Elektras Adventures in Tragedy 102 Û Sixteen year old Elektra Kamenides is well on her way to becoming a proper southern belle in the small Mississippi college town she calls home That is until her mother decides to uproot her and her kid sister Thalia and start over in California They leave behind Elektra's father—a professEk mythology and Elektra can't understand why For her life is tragedy and all signs point to her family being cursedTheir journey ends in Guadalupe Slough a community of old Chicano families and oddball drifters sandwiched between San José and the southern shores of San Francisco Bay The houseboat that her mother h. Some YA books translate well to the older reader and some do not This is the latter I would say this book would be most appealing to ages 10 14 It is a typical sudden poverty awesome uirky poor neighborhood book and unfortunately these aren't very realistic and when you have read one you've read them all Elektra's mom handles everything poorly about her failed marriage purchasing a boat unseen which is truly crazy and everything else The way the characters spoke and acted made them seem like it was decades ago rather than now It would have been better to set the story in the 50s60s as the characters and situations would have been believable