Monday, March 15, 2021

Go the Distance by Jen Calonita - ADVISABLE


Go the Distance (A Twisted Tale) by Jen Calonita, 329 pages. Disney Hyperion, 2021. $18. 

Content: Language: PG (1 swear); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. 



Meg and Hercules are in front of Zeus and Hara and Hercules has gained his godhood.  Hercules tries to remain a human because he loves Meg, but Zeus refuses to let Hercules give up his godhood, so Hara provides Meg a way to become a god-by going on a quest.  Meg embarks on a quest that will make her re-exam her life and her relationships with the help of Pegasus and a satyr named Phil. 

Hercules is an okay enough story, and I can’t say I was overly interested in Meg as a character, but I got into her story.  Meg was a great heroine, and her backstory was heartbreaking and made her an easy character to empathize with. Sometimes quest stories can seem all about the setting, or the plot moving from point A to B, and this is a quest story but was fully developed throughout with a character who was learning to forgive, grow and embrace her possibility. I enjoy the Twisted Tale series and Calonita’s other books, and this book didn’t disappoint.  

Reviewer, C. Peterson 

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