Thursday, February 18, 2010


Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs (NY: Speak, 2008).

Comparisons to the Percy Jackson series are inevitable, but this novel is just frothy fun with none of the apocalyptic potential that propels Riordan's series. Instead, we meet 16-year-old runner Phoebe Castro. When her widowed mom marries the headmaster of an exclusive Greek academy, Phoebe is forced to move to a remote Greek island. She hopes it will only be for nine months--long enough to graduate and get back to USC for her track scholarship. Surely she can maintain a B average and keep up her running times. Then she finds out why the academy is so exclusive--the students are nearly all descendants of Greek gods!

Fun read for grades 7 & up. Sexual situations.

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