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The Song of Achilles

Title

The Song of Achilles

Authors

Madeline Miller

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780062060617

Pages

384 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenagers; gay adults; same sex relationship

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Greek

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, 2014 Literature and Language Arts
Rainbow List, 2013 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction
School Library Journal Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012
Alex Awards, 2013, Nominee, Teen

Keywords

Achilles; Greece; Greeks; Trojan War; Troy; LGBTQ youth; male friendship; war stories

Diversity Impact

direct

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