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Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods. #1)

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After discovering she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), Phoebe is finding that supernatural power have a learning curve. So her stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of Greek gods, enrolls her in the Dynamotheos Development Camp--a.k.a. Goddess Boot Camp.
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Published May 1st 2009 by Turtleback Books (first published 2008)
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Cheyanne No reason you shouldn't give it a try. The series is pretty clearly geared toward a teen/pre-teen female audience, and in some cases gets a little…moreNo reason you shouldn't give it a try. The series is pretty clearly geared toward a teen/pre-teen female audience, and in some cases gets a little cliche. That isn't to say it doesnt have it's fair share of nice twists and quirks. So while it was not the best book I've ever read, it's worth a shot, especially if you're just borrowing from the library.(less)
Cheyanne Sure, they both have the idea of Godly, superhuman,, descendants, but these books are totally different genres and take completely different paths.…moreSure, they both have the idea of Godly, superhuman,, descendants, but these books are totally different genres and take completely different paths. The characters are different, and this book is for a more obvious target audience, namely pre-teen or simply teenaged girls. It's not fair to compare the two. (less)
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Steph (Reviewer X)
Before I wrote this review, I did a quick blog search for others’ reviews of it. And what I found stumped me—this book is adored everywhere except for a few places that do like it, just had qualms about the character development. I’m wondering just how this became everyone’s pet.

... I must’ve not read the same novel as everyone else.

In the first three pages, it’s established Phoebe’s a runner, her mom’s a therapist, and her mom’s getting married with a man she’s known for six days (and tells Pho
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Linds
This book was cute. It was like a Hogwarts for the teen descendants of Greek mythology.

When Phoebe's Mom marries a Greek principal of a Greek school she realizes that mythology is real. The descendants of Greek gods and goddesses have a school on a secret island in order to be educated and learn to control their powers.

Phoebe is coming to accept the changes in her life as well as being the new kid and boy trouble.

The book has all the normal cliches: the hot jock she crushes on, the mean popular
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Kristi
Jul 10, 2008 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t even know where to start! I guess first off, I should say that I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I first heard about it, I’m a huge fan of Greek Mythology. So, to say that I was expecting a lot going into it, doesn’t quite cover it. I don’t know if anyone else does this, but I always look at the thickness I have left of a book to read once I start a good reading spell, and I either think two things; 1.) okay I only have this much more to go. Or 2.) oh no! This is all t ...more
H3dakota
Jul 13, 2011 H3dakota rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I only wanted to read it because I love the Percy Jackson series so much, I had hopes it would be at least somewhat close to it. There was a glimmer of hope towards the end that it might have some improvement in writing, but the first half of the book? Seriously awful.

Really - a mother meets & marries some guy in another country within 1 week while at a reunion for her dead husband's family?! Shows up at her daughter's biggest race to introduce the new husband at the f'g finish line!? Bette
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Kristin
Aug 26, 2011 Kristin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2012
Phoebe's mother goes away to Greece for one week and comes back not only engaged but plans to get married that weekend and whisk Phoebe away to Athens with her. Once Phoebe arrives in Athens she is informed that the school she will be attending is a school for the descendants of the Greek Gods but they are allowing her to attend the school even though she is a mere mortal.

I loved the sound of the book. It sounded like a light ya read with Greek mythology (which I love) what I ended up with was
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Shel
Feb 18, 2009 Shel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Somebody
I really wanted to like this book. The premise was SO different and potentially clever, but it just really failed to deliver. There are so many things that could've been great but were just left out. Like, all these kids are descended from different Gods and have their own cliques based on which God they're related to, but aside from a few cosmetic distinctions, the differences pretty much stop there. Despite being descended from the Gods who are known for things like lightening bolts, or contro ...more
OceMei Belikova♥
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Phoebe Castro, adalah seorang gadis yang begitu mencintai olahraga lari lintas alam. Dunianya adalah berlari. Dua tahun ia meraih juara pertama lari lintas alam dan beasiswa pun sudah dalam genggamannya. Kehidupannya yang terlihat sempurna pun harus dinodai oleh berita bahwa ibunya akan segera menikah dengan laki-laki yang bahkan tak dikenalnya. And the bad news is she gotta move to Yunani.
Well, tentu saja bukan Phoebe namanya kalau tidak melakukan aksi pe
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Richard Derus
This YA novel of losing one's identity, being forced to adapt to a highly charged new emotional environment, and redefining what love and friendship mean to you is a cute, nicely thought out romp.

Greek gods, we all know, are myths. Right? Well, not so much in Childs's book. She's updated the whole "gods are real" trope that's so popular in romantic fiction these days to include teens. I think the intended audience will lap this up, since it plays into adolescent exceptionalism (the illusion that
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Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
What I want never happens.

Damn, Phoebe, is Griffin really all that if he only warmed up to you after (view spoiler) I dont know about you, but that sounds pretty sketchy to me.

So even though Phoebe's mind only ran one way most of the time- namely GRIFFINGRIFFINGRIFFIN- she managed to think about the other people, namely, her best friends.

To be completely honest, I wouldnt mind a whole book just about them. Hel
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Alexa
Cute, about a teen girl who winds up on a Greek island where everyone else is the descendant of a Greek god. The ending is entirely predictable and the writing style is distracting in its lack of transitions.
Sara
3.5 stars. Phoebe, about to be a senior in high school, has big future plans that are suddenly interrupted when her mom returns from a trip to Greece and announces she's met a guy and they're getting married immediately and then they're all moving to Greece. Talk about a ridiculous beginning! Her mom actually lays this news on Phoebe after she wins a race at the end of a running camp (good timing, no?) and then, en route to the small island her new stepfather lives on, Phoebe is informed that th ...more
Colleen Houck
I wanted to break out my running shoes and keep up with Phoebe as best as I could. She's an inspiring character and one I'd want to be friends with. Loved learning about Nike! Kindof interested in the hot stepdad!
Cory
Aug 09, 2008 Cory rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another fish-out-of-water teen book. This was a decent read, but the entire story relies too much on coincidence for my taste.
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
This was actually more like 2.5 stars for me. I didn't really expect to like it, especially since I'd read Forgive My Fins and didn't like that.

I thought it was ok (weird cover, too). I got really annoyed during parts of this book. I thought that it was odd that Phoebe's mom would come back from a family reunion (Pheobe's deceased dad - by the way, said family is never even mentioned in the rest of the book. They go to Greece and they never even see them?!?) and returns engaged. Her mom was only
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Liralen
The concept of this book is great -- a school for the descendants of Greek gods. How much fun is that? Plus, Phoebe is a runner, which makes me super happy. So it's a light, fairly snappy book.

But...there are plot holes the size of Athens. First of all, it's a little bit ridiculous that her mother meets a guy and decides to marry him and move her daughter off to Greece without thinking that her daughter might find this a little bit unreasonable. (Her mother also seems to want to get married twic
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Chicklitgirl
Sep 09, 2011 Chicklitgirl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers, YA book lovers, chick-lit, fun reads, greek myths
Shelves: books-i-own
Greek Mythology, hot guys, strong female protagonists, whats not to like?
Not to mention a warm-fuzzy-feeling ending.
My favorite kind.

Oh My Gods is a wonderful feel good, chick lit novel, and I really enjoyed reading it.
I loved how some parts of it were totally unpredictable and how some of it made me laugh out loud.
I also really liked how Phoebe wasn't a doe eyed damsel in distress, but was a strong female who was so very passionate about sports[running]!
Everything about her was refreshing from
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Emma
Jul 17, 2011 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Starcrossed
Recommended to Emma by: Tash
Phoebe has been working towards a scholarship to USC for years. She loves to run and is good at it, but when her mother announces she is getting married and they will be moving to a tiny Greek island, all Phoebe's plans get thrown out of the window. And that's not even the worst part - her new school is a secret haven for demi-God's. How exactly is she meant to compete with them?

Oh. My. Gods. is a fun, easy read - excellent if you are looking for something light with the occasional chuckle throw
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Heather
Dec 01, 2011 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'll read anything that incorporates Greek mythology 'cause I'm obsessed with it, but while I didn't think this was going to be some amazing book I wanted it to be more fun/cute than it was. Mainly it felt like it was written super young. I like more than my share of YA but this was so very juvenile and full of ridiculous plot points, unrealistic dialogue, and uber-cliche characters, from the 'bad boy' to the 'evil stepsister' to the 'hippy granola friend' (actually named Granola!), even the the ...more
Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
Mild spoiler ahead. So, um, yeah, just in case, and so that you knew.

I gotta start saying this book was quite short. I read it through the night.

Now I can proceed with the rating. I need to be honest, and this is my honest, not-false rating. I give this book 3 stars because, well... First of all 2 seemed too little and 4 too much. Three was the perfect number. Now, don't think the book was bad, it wasn't. The characters were a bit shallow for my taste.

Phoebe. At the begining, all she did was cry
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Veronica Morfi
A fun and fast read!

Phoebe's life is about to change dramatically, when her moms moves them to a tiny island in Greece to live with her new husband. What Phoebe doesn't know is that the island's only Academy is a super private school for Gods' descendents. She feels like an outcast, the only normal -nothos- kid in a school filled with semi-gods. But that doesn't stop her from pursuing her dream in running and making the school's team.

Soon enough she makes new friends, new enemies and a very cut
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Christina
Phoebe is whisked away to Serfopoula, a tiny island in Greece no one's ever heard of, when her mother decides to marry again. Phoebe is forced to leave behind her best friends Cesca and Nola, for a year. She's counting down the days she can return home so she can go to USC and do what she does best, running. When she attends the Academy at her new home, she finds out it's not the most typical school out there. For starters, the students are all descendants of gods, while she is singled out as a ...more
Karla
It's a good thing this book (drivel? Waste of tree bark? Gag-inducing cliché in 272 pages?) is so short I was able to put up with it. Never mind that it's about one of my favorite topics—Greek mythology—and the blurb sounded a bit like one of my all-time favorites, Percy Jackson (I wanted to look for similar books to pass the time waiting for The Blood of Olympus), because it sucked so damn bad. I could probably write a full-length essay entitled Oh My Gods: The Review once I get over these nast ...more
Nafiza
Aug 25, 2010 Nafiza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
My entire reading was coloured by the one comment the main character makes early in the novel..."I'm not a feminist or anything..." For someone who prides herself on being voracious about women and their issues, this? Was not a good thing. Also, most of the times I was rolling my eyes and thinking "what is wrong with this girl?" I realize my anger at the feminist issue might be colouring my review but I really did have problems with the way the characters were developed. A 2.5 for me.
Krystal
Let’s see where to begin …. This book was amazing I love every page. I love reading Greek mythology books. Childs did a great job writing this book. It had just the right pace; there was never a moment with the book. All the characters are great. Nike is one of my favorite Greek goddess. The book was kind of predictable I guess some parts at the end. But that’s ok I still enjoyed the book very much. Overall this book was great I had fun reading it and I can’t wait to read the next one.
Trisha
Jan 06, 2016 Trisha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think this one was just a little too young for me.

I found the main character annoying and the love interest awful. I don't buy into the liking the jerk just because he's so hot.
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Such a sweet and funny book. There were some great scenes with Phoebe and those popular girl that made my laugh at loud.
Christian
So it would appear that I'm kinda sorta in this Greek mythology mood this year. If my count is correct, this is the fifth related book I've read this year. And I have another series on my shelf that I can start if I want, which I might, considering how much Corbin liked it.

Overall, I'm left with an average impression of Oh. My. Gods. I take a bit of issue with Phoebe neglecting the good, nice guy, even though he is every bit as much a god as the jerkwad she does go after. I think the overall plo
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❥ Azzurra
Phoebe stà correndo una gara quando scorge sua madre, tornata in anticipo di qualche giorno da un viaggio in Grecia in visita da parenti del padre di Phoebe.
Finita la competizione con una vittoria, viene raggiunta quindi dalla stessa che, dopo averla abbracciata per congratularsi, la informa di avere una bellissima notizia da comunicarle. Entro due settimane si sarebbe sposata con Damian, un uomo incontrato in Grecia e di cui si è innamorata perdutamente (come scritto nello stesso libro, come un
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thebookblogger
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 überexclusive Academy. If it isn't hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe's classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you're running against teammates with supe ...more
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