Tuesday, January 27

Athena the Brain

Athena the Brain
(Goddess Girls #1)
Written by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 978-1416982715
Publisher: Aladdin
Date of publication: April 6, 2010
Age: Grades 3 - 6
Genre: Fantasy

Themes: Greek mythology, intelligence, friendship, enemies

Athena has just learned that Zeus is her dad. Zeus! And not only that, be he's the principle of Mount Olympus Academy—and wants Athena to start attending immediately. Athena knows she's pretty smart, but will she have what it takes to succeed as a goddessgirl? Some quick new friends and her quick intelligence certainly helps. But how is she supposed to handle Medusa?

After reading and enjoying the first in Heroes in Training from these authors, it only makes sense to try out Goddess Girls. And it did not disappoint! It's a bit thicker, with no illustrations, and a more substantial in story. Which is a good one: who knew Athena's story could work out so well in a middle school? I love the details these authors include that keep it true to the mythology, but also the writing and style that keeps it modern and fun for young readers. It's a high recommendation for sure.

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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