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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Athena the Wise by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Aladdin; Original edition (April 5, 2011)
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Series:  The Goddess Girls #5
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills…
Athena isn’ t the only new kid at Mount Olympus Academy. When a mortal named Heracles transfers in, Athena understands what he’ s going through. She started at MOA a few months ago.

Not only does Heracles need help fitting in, he also has to complete twelve “ labors” or he’ ll be kicked out of school! When Athena’ s dad, Principal Zeus, asks her to secretly look after the new boy, she winds up capturing mythical beasts and shoveling poop. It will take all of her famed wisdom to sort out her own problems and help Heracles succeed!
This review is by Reagan from Reading Tween and is dictated from her Video Review, which can be found here on her blog if you'd rather watch it ;-) 

I haven't read all of the books yet (but am planning to!).  In this book Athena is in the cafeteria and she sees a new person whose name is Hercules.  When her dad, Principle Zeus, calls her into the principle's office, he says she has to help Hercules, even though she's never met him, to keep his temper and everything.  Her dad wants her to help him in these things called Twelve Labors because Zeus spoke spoke through the Oracle.  At first she didn't know she was helping Hercules fit in by inviting him to places with her and her friends.  Her friends were Aphrodite, Persephone, and Artemis.  Also, Medusa goes to the academy which they call MOA (Mount Olympus Academy).

My favorite character is Athena because she's daring and brave.  She's daring and awesome in a way because she helps Hercules with his twelve labors no matter what.  And I think she would have helped him even if Zeus hadn't asked her, if Hercules would have asked.

I did NOT like Eurystheus.  He's a WIMP, so he always hides in his favorite jar.

I liked the book a lot because there's a lot of adventures in this and it's funny toward the end.  I want to read the rest in the series, especially Aphrodite the Diva, even though it's not out yet.  It's really easy to read because the words are space out a lot, and I got through it very quickly.  I would definitely recommend this book.  You should probably start with number one, Athena the Brain.  You can read them out of order, it would still make sense, but there's a few characters that you won't know where they came from.

You should read this if you're a tween or younger.  Thank you for sending this book!  I like it!  Bye!

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