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Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life is a funny, fast-paced novel for young readers by P.J. Hoover which chronicles the mischievous adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C..

You’d think it would be great being an Egyptian demigod, but if King Tut has to sit through eighth grade one more time, he’ll mummify himself.

Granted the gift of im
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Starscape/Tor/Macmillan
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Katie M
I have been waiting for AGES for this book to come out. There are doodles in the margins of my notebooks in sixth grade three years ago that say "Tut" on them, and mentions of shabtis in my notes. This book has been my favorite since I read it as a beta reader, and I even had to dig it out and reread it once.

Tut is a character you'll want to meet in real life. Gil is the older guardian/mentor/brother/best friend you'll wish you had and will pretend you do. There are mad Egyptian generals, evil
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K.Butler
This is a wonderful book for upper elementary school, lower middle school readers. I love all things Egyptian, so I was excited to read it. It's got a lot of action and the main character is easy for young readers to connect with. I always enjoy when authors take creative license with ancient mythological characters and "modernize" them and I was not disappointed by this author's spin on things. This is a super clean book I could recommend to all my students (boys and girls) - a good recommendat ...more
Taylor Melum
Citations: Hoover, P.J. (2014). Tut: The story of my immortal life. New York, NY. Starscape Books
Genre: Egyptian Mythology/ Fantasy/ Young adult
Format: Chapter book
Reading level: 5
Theme/topic: Egyptian Mythology
Gender: Male
Race/ethnicity: Egyptian
Socioeconomic status: wealthy


Summary: Tut is a 14 year-old boy from Egypt is has the curse of living an immortal life, which means he can never die. When he escapes Egypt while running away from his evil uncle, Horemeheb, he goes to live in Washington
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Dawn Teresa
Move over Harry Potter. Stand back Percy Jackson. There’s a new kid hero in town. Only he’s not the “boy who lived” or a half-god/half-boy — he’s immortal! Tut’s the name, as in Tutankhamon. You think you know the story of King Tut, but you have no idea. You see, the storied Egyptian Boy King wasn’t actually killed and buried in the tomb. Who was? Well, as P.J. Hoover says in her afterword, that’s another story! Tut will hate me for that “boy king” remark, so I’ll make it up to him by letting yo ...more
Madeline Smoot
After three thousand years stuck as a fourteen year old, Tut has a pretty good life. He's rich, lives with his protector Gil and the god Horus and has his devoted clay shabiti from his tomb to wait on him hand and foot. The worst thing in his life is the fact that Gil has convinced him to endure eighth grade. Again. Then, Tut goes to the museum exhibit with the items from his tomb, and things start going downhill fast.

A fun run through DC and Egyptian mythology, this book is another great advent
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Cindy
Percy Jackson, you have been warned. A new competitor has just entered the teen lit arena and he is sure to win over the hearts of teens and adults alike. Tut is sure to be a hit.

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life follows the journey of King Tut. Readers are first introduced to him in Ancient Egypt. Tut's life is in jeopardy. He is running from his uncle, who is responsible for the murder of Tut's family and is now out to get Tut.

In his run in with his uncle, Tut is stabbed and about to die. I
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Ms. Yingling
We first meet Tut in Ancient Egypt, where he is trying to get away from his evil uncle Horemheb, but as we all know, Tut does not escape. However, he is immortal, and doomed to spend eternity at 14, being constantly in the 8th grade! He and his guardian, Gil, have an apartment in Washington, D.C., where they live with Horus (who stays in the form of a one-eyed cat, but talks) and Tut's shabtis, who keep things clean and take care of Tut. After a trip to see a Tut exhibit, Tut has a project that ...more
Matthew Travagline
The story of Tut's life? Hardly. A more appropriate title might have been, one inch in Tut's immortal life. Because while we see places where Tut's life offered adventure (the Crusades are one of the places), we don't get those. What we get, is a modern Tut; this caters to the YA audience. I think Hoover has such an amazing context that she could pick up from any of these places if she ever wanted to continue Tut's story, or rather give him an adventurous alternative history novel.

Overall, I'd
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Cory Oakes
You think middle school is tough? Try being stuck there . . . forever. While also having to deal with crazy relatives, murderous cults, and, you know, homework!

Tut: the Story of My Immortal Life is a wonderfully paced, adventurous re-imagining of the life of the world’s most famous boy king. Young people will be immediately drawn in to Tut’s relatable, modern world and thrilled with Hoover’s fantastic interpretations of familiar characters like Gilgamesh, Horus, and Isis (to say nothing of the h
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Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
So, it turns out that King Tut didn’t die back in ancient Egypt. Rather, the god Osiris kept Tut from dying and gave him immortal life. Tut has been stuck as a fourteen-year-old ever since. Unfortunately, the god Set gave Tut’s advisor, Horemheb, eternal life also. For over 2000 years, Tut has wanted revenge on Horemheb for murdering his family. Now his chance may have come if he can only track down a particular knife with special powers. Like any fourteen-year-old, Tut has an unfortunate habit ...more
Joan
Mar 15, 2015 Joan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: historical fiction, Egyptologists w sense of humor.
This was a lot of fun. Tut is an eternal 8th grader due to a beginning I won't spoil. His "big brother" is Gil, short for Gilgamesh. OK, that is a pretty far fetched pairing but it actually made some sense. Tut's goal in life is revenge on the guy who killed his family and him: Horemheb who ruled after him. How Tut manages to carry out his campaign against Horemheb and work on his class assignment about his own burial goods is a hoot. His relationships with his Shabtis and his "cat" Horus is als ...more
David
I know what you are thinking, this is another Rick Riordan modern day demigod type story well guess what. This book has nothing to do with demigods at all, I will say this not only do the gods of Egypt exist but so do other gods from other pantheons walk among us as well. Tut: The Story of my immortal from beginning to end, is a great read if you love mythology especially egyptian mythology you will definitely enjoy this book. Take it from me I read this book in 2 days and I absolutely love book ...more
Cherry
A fascincating twist to the life of a historical figure. Great character development by PJ Hoover, as well. #urbanfantasy #juvenile
Megan
I really enjoyed this. A mix of Lightening Thief and Dan Brown for Middle grade readers the book had fun Egyptian mythology and fast paced adventure. Tut as you can guess is King Tutankhamen who is immortal but that means remaining 14 for the several thousand years. He hasn't learned much during that time and is still irritatingly foolish and obsessed with revenge. Luckily he learns a few things along the way with the help of a few mortal friends.

I wasn't happy with the ending. It is clear ther
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Kim Baccellia
Fun take on an immortal Tut! Humorous dialogue and fast action scenes that take place in the underground of Washington DC!
Danielle
Surprisingly good- Hoover has proved she can write a good alternate mythology story
Lisa Tobleman
Comparisons between Riordan's Kane chronicles and this book are impossible to avoid and in fact it was my Son's adoration of the Riodan books that made me pick this up. It is the start of a new series by P.J. Hoover, and does take some pointers from Riodan. It also has a weird romance angle between a 3000 year old Tut and a young girl that I am not fond of. But since Tut acts like a thirteen year old and the girl Tia is not quite what she looks like I will let it pass for now. So On with the rev ...more
Joshua
YA books are always tough for me. The writing and overall structure are a little too clean, the narrative too straightforward. So I struggle but thought this story had an interesting premise. I've been a big mythology fan ever since I was young, but this story lacks any interesting characters and the driving force of revenge is hammered in again and again with the character constantly saying "I want revenge" so much I found my eyes glazing over. And that's fine. I get that this book isn't writte ...more
Liz
The story: You'd think being immortal would rock--unless you're stuck being 14 years old for the rest of eternity! Tut has sat through 8th grade a couple hundred times over the years--but this round looks to be something way out of the ordinary: his most hated enemy from the past, the evil Horemheb, has managed to get out of the prison where Tut sealed him up 3,000 years ago, and he's out for blood. But not just any blood! Only Tut's will do.

June Cleaver's ratings: Language PG; violence PG-13; s
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Zachary Riley
A fast fun adventure perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Egyptian mythology, the boy king, adventure...it's perfect for any kid out there.
Cassandra
This was an amazing book. I really loved it and I would recommend it to all my friends.
Jeanne
Put this in the hands of your Percy Jackson fans. It is very similar in style and pacing. It has a hint of potential sequels but doesn't end in a cliffhanger.
Jessica
All my adventure lovers, mythology lovers, and Rick Riordan fans will love this new series from Hoover.

Thanks for the ARC Edelweiss
Colette
A n imaginative novel that mixes history with fantastic adventure.
Jenna Friebel
This will be an easy sell to kids who are Rick Riordan fans.
Chelsea
Hoover's adventure/fantasy series has plenty of action and links to history and mythology to keep young fans of Percy Jackson happy. Historical facts are understandably set aside in favor of an alternate reality in which Tut is an immortal teenager living in contemporary America. Tut himself doesn't come across as a particularly distinct character, but most readers will be content with the adventure, humorous sidekicks, and swift-moving plot. A good option for those looking for a new series.
Amanda
While I really like the melding of contemporary society with that of ancient Egypt, I found that Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life is entirely too far-fetched to even pretend to conceive. And trust me, I did try, but while I enjoy fantasy, this is a bit too much to swallow.
Christy
I would have preferred to see Tut through the ages rather than just a modern view of him. I thought the ending was a little too convenient, and didn't seem true to his character. Overall, it was a fun, lighthearted read.
Carolinedkc
TUT was an interesting book regarding all the mythological aspects. I like that the author chose Young Pharaoh Tut to talk about and created him a life we actually don't know about.
Her Tut is an interesting and funny character (as is everything that is happening to him).
I'm pretty sure Young people will love to read about Egyptian mythology and Tut wanting, certainly, to know more about it all.

Though, I have to say that the story/action was really too repetitve (always the same dialogs, the same
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P. J. Hoover first fell in love with Greek mythology in sixth grade thanks to the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to take her own stab at mythology and started writing books for kids and teens. P. J. is a member of THE TEXAS SWEETHEARTS & SCOUNDRELS. When not writing, P. J. spends time wi ...more
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