Title: Oh. My. Gods.
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Summary: Child’s story reads rather like a light, girly version of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief. Phoebe Casto is a high school track superstar. All she has to do is maintain a B average and have another winning race season and she is all but guaranteed a scholarship to her dream school, USC. However, all her plans are thrown for a serious loop when her mother comes back from a week long trip engaged. After a quick civil ceremony, Phoebe is rushed halfway around the world to a secluded, secret Greek island. Once there, she learns that her new stepfather is the headmaster at a school for descendants of Greek Gods. If maintaining a solid GPA and a winning race season was a challenge at her old school, it’s now a Herculean task considering Phoebe’s competition now have superpowers and some pretty serious attitude problems.
Who will like this book?: Fans of mythology placed in a modern context. Also it holds appeal for sports book fans.
If you like this try this: Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and Catherine Murdock’s Dairy Queen.
Recommended by:Jen, Fairfield Woods Branch Teen Librarian