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Oh. My. Gods. Paperback – May 14, 2009
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Phoebe's stuck on a secret island in the Aegean attending the super-exclusive Academy, where her new stepfather is the headmaster and the kids are anything but your average students- they are descendants of the Greek gods, superpowers included. That's right, Greek gods are no myth! If Phoebe thought high school was hard, she knows this is going to be mortal misery.
Securing that scholarship seems like Phoebe's only ticket out of Greece, but training and maintaining her grades will be grueling, even without a sabotaging stepsister from Hades and a gorgeous guy- what a god!- who just might be her Achilles' heel. One thing is for sure- summoning the will to win and finding her place among the gods could be Phoebe's toughest course yet.
The Greek gods get a makeover in this romantic odyssey of mythic proportion."
(This is the summary from the back of the book, I thought it was to great to pass up, and I don't think summarizing is one of my strong points!)
I don't even know where to start! I guess first off, I should say that I've been looking forward to reading this book since I first heard about it, I'm a huge fan of Greek Mythology. So, to say that I was expecting a lot going into it, doesn't quite cover it. I don't know if anyone else does this, but I always look at the thickness I have left of a book to read once I start a good reading spell, and I either think two things; 1.) okay I only have this much more to go.Read more ›
Phoebe's mom goes to Greece to meet her late husband's extended family and comes back with a fiance. Against, her will, Phoebe is forced to move to a small island near Greece where said fiance is the headmaster of a small school.
Based on the title of the book and the book I compared it to, I'm sure you've already realized that the school is a school for the offspring of the Greek gods. Differing from the Percy Jackson series, Phoebe is not half-god (at least... not in the majority of the story), and therein lies the crux of the story. Everyone hates her because she's normal, and she has a crush on the most popular guy in school, who just happens to be dating the most popular girl in school, who just happens to be a spiteful bitch.
Despite its unsurprising storyline, this was a decent read. It only took a few hours, and it's entertaining. Finding out that Phoebe's crush has a heroes' complex and literally cannot pass up someone who needs help is a welcome and funny surprise for the reader. Seeing the stepsister and Phoebe settle their differences (but not become best friends) is refreshing (although perhaps outweighed by Phoebe's new best friend throwing aside her 10-year dislike of the Phoebe's crush in a matter of minutes).
Overall, as a fluff book, this is a good read. There's romance and betrayal. Lots of teen angst. An evil stepsister. Loyal best friends. New best friends. Perfect matches. A bet reminiscent of the late '90s (think She's All That.) All the components necessary for a good teen read. But if you're looking for something life-changing and mind-altering, you might want to keep looking.
Luckily I started this book on a Saturday afternoon because I read it in one sitting and immediately wanted more. (Yes, I've heard there's a sequel coming but not quickly enough!!!)I loved Phoebe and her friends, both old and new. Mythology is cleverly woven into the story but never takes over. Although it's a young adult book, it's so original and fun, even adults will enjoy it. Buy it. Now.
In Oh. My. Gods., Tera Lynn Childs delivers a fresh take on the fish out of water story, infusing it with fun, new twists on old myths and terrific characters. I read it in one sitting and will be looking forward to the next book in the series.
Very highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Oh my gods was an incredible book about a runner named Phoebe Who lives in California . Her mom Is going to marry a man named Damien, who lives on a Secret island in Greece. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alexis Janousek
1. Phoebe Castro’s mother returns from her weeklong trip to Greece with a new fiancé.
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Basicly a copy of the percy jackson/heroes of Olympus series.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Phoebe starts off as your average teenage girl. She is just going into her senior year of high school with her two best friends Nola and Cesca. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kerry O
I first read this book about 6 years ago and every time I read it I feel like it's the first time! It's not one of those books you ever get tired of. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kacey
I loved everything ecspecialy the part at the end with the proficy
I would recommend this book to my friends
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I had heard great things about it and it sounded like a fun read. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Yvonne @ The Shadow Realm
I pre-read this book for my kids. I really enjoyed it. I was not thrilled about the change of scenes right in the middle of the chapter. It was a bit distracting. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Toy