One of my 8th graders shared this review of Theseus: Battling the Minotaur by Jeff Limke, illustrated by John McCrea. Lerner Books, © 2009. He wrote:
This book is a thrilling adventure about a Greek Myth where a young man goes on a great adventure to Athens. While on his journey he encounters many bandits. When he gets to Athens he is given a task to go to a foreign country and defeat an "invincable" monster. Anyone who reads this book will be quickly immersed in every binding of it. Good for grades 6-12.
I think the best part is that other students are reading his comments and including their own when they return the books. I may be getting more writing from the students than their Language Arts teachers, just one paragraph at a time!