Guest Blog: The Song of Achilles Is A Beautifully Written Mythology

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Note From Elena Reads: Today’s guest blogger is Ana Davis, an avid reader who is also a family friend. About a year ago I interviewed her as one of my featured Book Lovers. Today, she shares her thoughts on a book she loves. Read on to see what she has to say about The Song Of Achilles:

By Ana Davis, age 19

The Song of Achilles (by Madeline Miller) is a retelling of the Greek myth of the warrior Achilles.

It focuses on the relationship between Achilles and his romantic partner, Patroclus. Although Patroclus isn’t as physically strong as Achilles, he still loyally follows his friend into the Trojan War.

I loved the book because the writing is really beautiful. Miller’s style is modern but also reminds me of the Iliad, the ancient Greek text that first documents the story of Achilles. She uses amazing descriptions of the characters and scenery, making the book really come alive.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes Greek mythology and adventure, although be warned that the story of Achilles is a tragedy and has a sad, though meaningful ending.

I rate the book four out of four roses.

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