Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs - ESSENTIAL

Childs, Tera Lynn Oh. My. Gods. 264 p. Dutton (penguin), 2008. 


Phoebe's life is pretty great until the day her mom and new fiancée and move to a remote island in Greece. Kicking and screaming all the way, Phoebe survives the trip to the island, only to discover that the exclusive private school her new "dad" is the headmaster for is totally populated by the mortal children of the Greek gods and goddesses - mortal, but with magical powers of their own. Now her evil stepsister hates her and has the power to make it matter, plus most of the other students resent a "nothos", or non-god-descendant being at thir school, including the members of the cross-country team, Phoebe's only source of solace. The nine months of Phoebe's senior year isn't a life time, it may only feel like it! 

Totally cute and totally great. While a reader may not gain an in-depth understanding of the Greek gods from this read, they still will have had a fun read that will keep their attention. 


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