The Young Adult Library Services Assn has a Teens’ Top Ten picks program. JUST MYRTO just got a top ten recommendation!
In this coming-of-age novel the main character, Myrto, discovers a life she never before imagined within the confines of her Ancient Greek society. She finds love in a most unexpected place, learns about the world, and discovers that the mind must be opened in order to live life to the fullest. Myrto is surrounded by the teachings of great philosophers such as Socrates and Plato who teach her the true beauty and purpose of life and how it changes with each person.
I really enjoyed how she fell in love with Socrates over time. Seeing her change in perspective towards him as the story progressed. I liked seeing the comparison of his teachings, opening the mind, compared with Myrto’s thoughts about him and all the other characters as well. ~ Olivia YALSA Galley reviewer. 4 Stars