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Review: Aphrodite The Beauty; Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the BeautyAphrodite the Beauty (Goddess Girls #3)
by; Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams 

genre } young adult | teens |
rating } age 9-12 +
date released } August 3, 2010
edition } Aladdin (176 Pages)
ISBN } 1416982736 | 978-1416982739
acquisition } borrowed
purchase @ } Book Depository | Amazon.com
interests } personal | ♥ Greek Mythology

The Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic Greek myths!

Aphrodite delights in helping mortals in love, but she's pretty annoyed at the constant attention she gets from the godboys at Mount Olympus Academy.

When she decides to give Athena a makeover, she's a bit unprepared for the result. She didn't count on all the interest Athena's new look would get. And she certainly never thought she'd find herself jealous of one of her best friends!

But when the hottest godboys at school start ignoring Aphrodite, she learns that some boys are nicer and more sensitive than others--including a mortal youth who has requested her help in winning the heart of a young maiden.

Can she put her jealousy behind her and help him find true love?

My 2 ¢ ♠♠♠♠Hands up and I surrender! When I see the name Aphrodite, my mythology radar immediately turn on and I have... let me emphasize: HAVE; to get my hands on this one. At first it was curiosity, wondering how Holub is going to mix this one into much fresher version.

My reaction so far after reading it was, ok.. I need to get the whole set of this one o.0 She took the original Aphrodite and just blender it into a High School version of Aphrodite.. not the snobbish high school cheerleader type girl though. She’s that wonderful sweet girl version that’s going through that loves to help her fellow friends and has an absolute crush on Ares. 

It’s a fast pace through book, where any young and adults could enjoy. A light read and If you need to ease Greek Mythology into any child reading pile, for example, easing Percy Jackson into their life, I suggest on reading this book first.

This is absolutely a keeper for me since Greek Mythology is one of my guilty pleasures.

P/S: I can't shake reading and picturing Aphrodite as Alicia Silverstone from Clueless though o.0clueless

Librarian Muse
2 words. HOT CAKES! Do I have to say more?

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