Remember this book? It's about a girl who goes to Greece and something happens to her.
January 4, 2013 4:29 PM Subscribe
Identify-a-book-filter: I'm trying to remember a children's/young adult book that I likely read 15-20 years ago in Australia. It was about a ~13 year old girl who went to a Greek island with her archaelogist parents (for a year/the summer?) and something magicky happened.
posted by jacalata to media & arts (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I think she is angry and upset when her parents say they are going, at the start of the book. Once there, she interacts mostly with Greek children, and learns Greek basically by osmosis - at one point "she suddenly realised that half the conversation had been in greek!" or that her dreams were in greek, or similar. Her parents are I believe excavating a temple, and there is some parallel plot with a similarly aged young girl from the time of the temple - a servant of the temple, or even a virgin sacrifice? I remember it getting a little weird and kiddie-level scary near the end, like she is getting sucked back into the past, or the past is repeating in her life, but I'm pretty sure everything worked out fine in the end.
Crazy vague, I have been googling it on and off for a couple of months, would love to find it and get it out of my head!