A Song For Ella Grey review by Inferna101
A Song for Ella Grey
by David Almond
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Ledyard, CT, United States
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A Song for Ella Grey is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The story is told from the point of view of Claire. Claire watches as her best friend Ella Grey falls in love with Orpheus, a wandering musician. Ella falls hard and fast, determined it is true love while Claire watches, unable to begin to comprehend the full extent of the love between Orpheus and Claire. However, Orpheus and Claire are doomed lovers and soon tragedy strikes. Suddenly Claire's best friend is taken from her and Claire's world turns upside down.

Opinion: 

I liked this book. I've always wanted to read a book where the narrator wasn't the subject of all the strange happenings, but a friend of said subject. I think this author did a great job with that narration. We got a narrator who we could relate to whose opinion and reactions to Ella and Orpheus' love we agree with and sympathize with, because if we were put in the same situation, we would probably react in similar ways. It was a little too explicit for my taste but besides that I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

Rating:
4
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

There was explicit language and a couple minor explicit scenes
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