Oh. My. Gods.

Paperback | May 14, 2009

byTera Lynn Childs

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When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the berexclusive Academy. If it isn't hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe's classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you're running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!

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When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe's well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the berexclusive Acade...

Tera Lynn Childs has been an actor, architect, historian, and seventh-grade teacher. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:May 14, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142414204

ISBN - 13:9780142414200

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oh. My. Gods A light enjoyable read-
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Running, Greek Mythology and the "joys" of being a teenager in one book. Phoebe is a track star who is looking forward to her last year in high school before going off to college with her best friends. Her world is turned upside down when her mom arrives home, announcing she is engaged to be married to a guy she’s only known for a week and they will be moving to Greece to be with him. Still in shock on their trip to the small Greek island which will be her home for the next nine months, the secret she learns of its inhabitants blows her mind. They’re all descendants of Greek gods. Seriously? It is tough for Phoebe to fit in at her new school, being the only non-descendant, but she does make a couple friends. Unfortunately, they don’t belong to the same group as the guy she has a major crush on. While the high school she attends is not your average school, it still has its groups – determined by ancestry and affiliations. Oh. My. Gods. is another book by Tera Lynn Childs that I thoroughly enjoyed. Thrown right into the action, the story develops at a great pace and I never wanted to stop reading. The characters are very well developed and Phoebe’s voice comes through clearly and constant, never wavering in any situation. I could understand her reactions in every situation, in fact, in many cases, I would have reacted the same way. From the halls of the high school to the beautiful beaches, Tera Lynn Childs did a wonderful job of keeping the setting familiar yet different enough to keep me interested. After reading only the first two chapters, I knew I would enjoy Oh. My. Gods. and bought the next book in the series – Goddess Boot Camp – to read as well. At the end, I felt extremely satisfied and knew this would go into my favorite reads of 2011. Oh. My. Gods. is a terrific young adult novel that both young adults and adults can enjoy. I definitely look forward to reading more books by Tera Lynn Childs.
Date published: 2011-03-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Been there read this It's Percy Jackson for a slightly older, definately more feminine, audience. Imagine your 17 and you've got the next 5-10 years of your life planned. Then along comes your single mother. After going on a family reunion for week she comes back and says she's getting married. Not only that, but she's moving to greece. And guess who's being dragged against her will with her? It gets better. Not only are you moving to middle of nowhere greece. Your going to a school for the descendants of the greek gods. Even better, your descended from a greek goddess yourself. Nike to be specific. As I said this is very, very, similar in premise to the percy jackson novels by rick riordan. Except Rick Riordan did it better. Where I in the position of the main character of this novel i'd have fought a lot more with the parents decision. (emotional warfare anyone?) If you happen to be a 15 year old girl and want something read, go ahead, make Tera Childs day. If you want something quality, don't read this.
Date published: 2009-07-25

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An effervescent, fast-paced read. -Publishers Weekly, starred review