Oh. My. Gods.

Oh. My. Gods.

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