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Tween Review: Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

Submitted by on June 23, 2011 – 2:19 am21 Comments

Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Book: Oh. My. Gods.
Release: May, 2008
Series: Oh My Gods! 1
Source: Personal Library
Purchase: – Book Depository 

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 uberexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendants 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!

With all the heavy and dark books on the market for the young adult crowd, it is no wonder that we need some happier and fun books to lighten the load every now and then. Tera Lynn Childs is an author I turn to for such a task. Her books are funny, entertaining and un-put-downable!

In we are introduced to Childs modern day take on Greek Mythology (think Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson for girls). The heroine, Phoebe is in the middle of a highschool crisis. Her mother has re-married and  is uprooting Phoebe to live in the Aegean sea. As any young girl in school will tell you, this is totally un-cool. I mean, we work so hard on getting into programs, trying out for sports and our popularity status that moving can feel like the end of the world…and for Phoebe it does. Especially when she is sent to a special Academy where all the other students think they are a god…well, in this case they kind of are but all the same….it’s a HUGE deal!

Keeping secrets, feeling like an outcast, adjusting to a new family in a foreign land….all of those things are issues that can really weigh a girl down. But then, Phoebe manages to get a spot on the divine track team (even though she doesn’t think of herself as one of the divine) and then a total hottie enters the picture and gives Phoebe something to look forward to in her new home.

Readers will stay glued to the pages following Phoebe’s new adventures of trying to find her place and sympathize with her ordeals and homesick feelings…It’s tough being a kid.

Tera Lynn Childs has written an ubercute story that is sure to put a smile on the face of those who read it–It did for me!

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Desilula is our resident "Tween" who helps give us insight to all the Young adult and children's books from the perspective of....well...a young adult. She loves to read and write and absolutely hates math! Her favorite books include classics like "Little Women" and "Alice in Wonderland", but she is hip with all the latest young adult books including her favorite, "Hunger Games"! She enjoys hanging out with friends and doing activities like swimming, skate boarding, climbing trees, and performing in plays or musicals. She plays a little piano, and a little guitar (mostly power chords;)) and has played in a band. She loves animals and plans to travel the world someday!
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  • Mona says:

    I was hoping it would be a good read. Now I think I'll go ahead and read it since you seem to like it. (Sometimes I just have to have references) LOL

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  • Desilula says:

    These books are just too cute and fun. We all need a little sweetness in our reading sometimes

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  • BLHmistress says:

    I have been wanting to read this, I love books with Mythology in them.

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  • SarahEm says:

    Great review. I loved this book. I expected it to be bad but it was perfect. It's one of my comfort reads.

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  • This sounds like a cute fun read, can't wait to check it out

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  • Vivien says:

    Sounds like an adorable read! Cute and fun.

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  • van_pham says:

    Sounds like a fun book, i love the idea of being a descendant of the Greek gods!

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  • Felicia says:

    I found this series really cute and fun haha. The romance was great too!


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  • It is about time to have a light hearted Ya book! I love the intense ones, but something refreshing and new is always great!

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  • Julie says:

    I can't wait to read this book! Everything I have read about it has been positive! Thanks for a great review :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com Z

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  • I really enjoyed this book. It was cute and Phoebe was a fun character thrown into a whole new world.

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  • Rick Riordan for girls? Well, I'm sold. The characters seems fun, the plot seems refreshing and it just sounds like an overall good read! Thanks for the review.

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  • Rocky says:

    Thanks for the great review!

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  • nymfaux says:

    Fantastic review!!!–Totally agree!!! I *LOVED* this series–It became a favorite the first time I read it!!! :) (*crossing my fingers for a third book!!!*)

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  • I love the Percy Jackson series and I always enjoy reading modern takes on Greek mythology so I look forward to reading this book.

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  • I should re-read this soon, it was really good.

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  • Kari says:

    I adored this book! She was on the Mythology trend before it even started

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  • Sakira says:

    This sounds like such a fun read! I love the phrase "literally a god." The idea of crushing on such a boy takes on whole new proportions! And the cover is beautiful. I have to read this book now. Thansk for the review!!

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  • marybelle says:

    I would not want to 'compete' with the descendants of Greek Gods. Sound wonderful.


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  • Anonymous says:

    Oh my…I want to read this book so badly! Sounds great and everyone keeps saying how good it is.

    Ana Lucía

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  • Aik says:

    I read this book just a while ago and I really liked it. Thanks for your honest review!

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