Athena The Brain by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Series: Goddess Girls #1
Read: March 23 – 24, 2016
Format: ARC Ebook (Kindle)
My Book Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
I actually checked this book out from the library for my daughter who is almost 9. I didn’t know if she’d like it or not, but I wanted her to like it. This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved to have read at her age. If there were books like this. At her age I was devouring the Sweet Valley Kids books.
Anyway, this book is so cute. It’s the story of the Greek Goddess Athena. She’s twelve years old and just learned she’s actually the daughter of Zeus, king of the gods, and she’s been invited to Mount Olympus Academy to learn to be a goddess with all the other godboys and goddessgirls.
This book takes on a lot of different themes that are relevant to kids and puts a magical spin on them, all the while introducing kids to the stories in Greek Mythology.
We get to know Athena (the new girl), Aphrodite (the popular girl), Medusa (the mean girl), Poseidon (the dreamy boy every girl is in love with), and more. Athena deals with leaving the home she’s grown up in and going to a new school and making new friends. She has to prove that even though she’s a girl, she’s just as good as the boys. After catching the eye of Poseidon, she’s also made her first enemy and has to handle the resident Mean Girl. But first, she has to learn the new rules of Olympus.
I highly recommend this series and I look forward to reading more of them in the future.