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Aphrodite the Beauty (Goddess Girls #3)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  3,465 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
Well-researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues like friendships and relationships from a classically accurate—and entertaining—persepective.

In Aphrodite the Beauty, Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love, must deal with jealousy after giving Athena a makeover. It doesn’t seem fair that the godboys pay more atte

Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 01, 2010 Angelc rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-own-read
I love reading about the Greek myths and the tales in this series are perfectly told for young readers to learn how fun and exciting the myths are. Each of the characters are lovingly crafted as a young, modern version of the classic figure. The modern twist is there, even while being fully contained on Mount Olympus. The books teach the ancient stories and also teach valuable life lessons to young girls.

After reading the first three books in the series, "Aphrodite the Beauty" was possibly my fa
Nov 15, 2013 Sydney rated it it was amazing
when Aphrodite gives Athena a makeover and the godboys are obsessed with Athena.Aphrodite used to be the one everybody was obsessed with and Athena is getting tired of the godboys flirting at her .
Dec 19, 2011 Esti rated it liked it
In this third book in the Goddess Girls series, Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love and beauty, learns that she can't take either one of those specialties for granted. After giving her friend Athena a makeover, Aphrodite finds the godboys overlooking her for her friend, and feels jealousy for the first time, when her handsome crush, Ares, includes himself in their number. The only godboy who is still paying attention to her is Hephaestus, who is sweet but just not her type. In the meantime, the morta ...more
Aphrodite is used to godboys looking at her and trying to impress her, and though she finds it a bit a annoying on occasion, she isn't prepared for the feelings of jealousy that assault her once she gives her friend Athena a makeover.

Suddenly, all of her male-fans are hanging around Athena, leaving Aphrodite feeling a bit ignored. There is only one guy still trying to get her attenton: Hephaestus. Is not that Hephaestus is not nice or anything - because he is nice, and he's makes the most beauti
Sarah BT
Oct 29, 2010 Sarah BT rated it really liked it
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Since Percy Jackson hit the big time, I've been combing my library for fun humorous takes on Greek mythology. I'm a big fan of the new Goddess Girls series! These books are perfect for young tweens and early readers wanting some books about Greek mythology but maybe aren't quite ready for the Percy Jackson series yet. Or even if they are older readers looking for more to read, I'm sure they'll enjoy the Goddess Girls.

Each book is fairly short and has plenty of humor. I l
Joan Holub
Jul 11, 2010 Joan Holub rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-work
Aphrodite, the goddessgirl of love, can hardly believe she's jealous! But after giving her bf, Athena, a makeover, she's definitely feeling a little green. It just doesn't seem fair that the godboys who usually fawn over Aphrodite, are now paying more attention to Athena, who doesn't even care. When Aphrodite finds out the nerdy Hephaestus has a crush on her, she learns that love comes in many forms.

Goddess Girls series, ages 8-12, Aladdin paperbacks:

#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony
Aug 16, 2010 Jennifer rated it liked it
"True, things hadn't worked out so well between Paris and Helen-that pesky Trojan War and all-but at least she tried to set them up."

Like its predecessors, this book is just plain fun.
Alexia Peliño
Dec 25, 2016 Alexia Peliño rated it it was amazing
Aphrodite the Beauty is an interesting and quick book to read if you love Greek Mythology. I highly recommend it.
This was my second time reading this book and I must say it wasn't as good as I remembered it. The first time I read it in one sitting and have since considered it one of my favourites in this series. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, but I didn't find it nearly as engaging or heart-warming as I had expected to. I found the storyline with Athena to be not terrible, but not all that interesting. Ares's storyline did have a clever twist but looking at it now, having read the next eleven books in th ...more
Aug 04, 2010 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, series, 2010-release
Ah, Aphrodite!

Aphrodite is sick of the attention from all the godboys and worries about her good friend Athena. So, she decides to give Athena a make over! It all works out until Aphrodite's crush Ares starts paying more attention to Athena than to Aphrodite.

I squealed when I found out that Ares was in this book, I'm a fan of Ares and I'm an Aries... probably why lol. But I wasn't too happy with his character! He was such a big meanie! Aphrodite was such a girly girl, which probably is obvious s
Crystal Smith
Jun 05, 2011 Crystal Smith rated it did not like it
As much as I love the idea of focusing on the goddesses in Greek mythology, this series reduces them all--male and female--to teenage stereotypes. Stereotypes of the vain beauty are understandable in Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. But Athena, as the brainy one, is described as frumpy. The desirable boys are all muscular, while the sweet "loser" (Hephaestus) is described as skinny and scrawny. Some of this stereotyping could be forgiven if the characters in question actually did anyth ...more
Irene Palfy
Until now the absoluety worst of the series.. Maybe I think so because I am not that much into this girly stuff of make up, dresses etc in a book.. But that is just me..

Besides I have fun reading this silly little series about the greek goddesses attending highschool..
Apr 01, 2015 Nicole rated it liked it
This book is sweet. It tells a heart-warming love story. 2 handsome, brave and kind men fall in love with the Goddess Aphrodite. Who will she choose? It's for the readers who read this book to know, and the people who didn't read this book to find out.
Esther Langdon
Apr 21, 2015 Esther Langdon rated it liked it
Es un libro suuuuuper cuqui, con nueva protagonista super graciosa. Tiene un par de moralejas que me han encantado.
Maedelle (The Bookish Goddess)
Jul 19, 2015 Maedelle (The Bookish Goddess) rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book-owned
4.5 stars actually
Melissa Maillet
Feb 07, 2017 Melissa Maillet rated it really liked it
The third book in the Goddess Girls series has provided more of the same- all of the characters we know and love from Greek mythology, staying true to the personalities developed in the myths. There were some things in this book that I believe went over the head of my seven-year-old daughter; there were some things that CERTAINLY went over the head of my five-year-old. Even still, they could grasp that there was some romance, some friendship and, in the case of Medusa, some snakiness. Each book ...more
Maya Widiatmoko
Jan 20, 2017 Maya Widiatmoko rated it it was amazing
Susah-nya jd orang cantik Hahay pd dasar-nya semua orang suka diperhatikan, itu kenapa ada istilah caper, alay, lebay, cari sensasi dkk Mungkin kadar-nya aja yg berbeda2. Aq sendiri lebih suka berada dibalik layar. Kalo tiba2 jd perhatian orang, berasa ada upil yg nampak di muka dan tidak pd tempat-nya hehehe after all, series ini bagus buat remaja tanggung, drpd mereka nonton sinetron yg GaJe2 itu! Piss
Nov 20, 2016 Kaytee rated it it was amazing
awwwwwwwww aphrodite i wish i had the same beauty as her but not get attracted to boys but i love this book get it love the book and love since she is the goddess of love and beauty hahahah .
Delaney Baker
Nov 28, 2016 Delaney Baker rated it liked it
Pretty good
Sep 24, 2016 Sam rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
entertaining and good!
I didn't like this one as much as I did the other books. :( I hope the other books will be good again, since I still like this series and the whole mythology part.

However, I didn't like our main girl this time. I loved Athena and I loved Persephone, but sorry, Aphrodite is just a conceited little bitchy girl who can't have it when others get the attention of a guy they like. Add to that, that the girl who gets the attention is one who doesn't care about it and only participated in the make-over
{My Thoughts} – Aphrodite is the Goddess of love and she believes that she needs to try and match make everyone she comes across. Sometimes she gets letters from others that are from Earth seeking her assistance in helping the fall in love with their true love. But when it comes to her own love life she’s not as good at match making.

This book starts with Aphrodite convincing Athena to allow her and the others in the group to give her a make over so that guys will start to notice her. Athena agre
Sep 19, 2016 Reese rated it really liked it
I read this away back but it was a great book that you can read if you have trouble reading.
This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble.

I was not a fan of this book at all. The focus of this book is Aphrodite, which means there's quite a bit of focus on love and beauty. It's not as though that's terrible, it was of course expected, but I think it was done in the wrong way. Throughout this book it becomes clear that the characters value beauty in women over anything else, which means that Athena and Artemis especially are treated as less th
Dec 07, 2010 Jinky rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010, won
"Aphrodite, the goddess girl of love, can hardly believe she's jealous! But after giving her best friend, Athena, a makeover, she's definitely feeling a little green. It just doesn't seem fair that the god boys who usually fawn over Aphrodite, are now paying more attention to Athena, who doesn't even care. When Aphrodite finds out the nerdy Hephaestus has a crush on her, she learns that love comes in many forms."

I started to read this to my daughter, but my particular 4 year old just doesn't ha
A  Pyper Gordon
Apr 05, 2014 A Pyper Gordon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trudged through the room and I will be happy to have to go out with you can do that really good morning beautiful girl

high quality and I will be happy to have to go out with you and I will be happy to have to go out with you and I will be a good night my love for young children are you going to bed so I can get a game with the one that is so good to me up at work and the sky news from you in a game with my mom is so much for mc Mona to yourself and your dreams my love the way I would have to go
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Suzanne Williams

I really love this book because the plot was interesting and intriguing because you would get the feeling that she was going to do one thing an she does it but when you think about the next thing she totally surprises you.the book had the perfect middle because it summed up the story without ending it and it helped me to feel ready to read the end of the book.the way Aphrodite acted was a bit of surprise tome which made the book all that much mo
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3.5 stars

Like all the books in the Goddess Girls series, Aphrodite the Beauty can be read as a standalone and it is not necessary to have read the previous books.

I liked this book, but not as much as the previous two. The story was solid and continues with the excellent blend of mythology and real-life issues that I have come to expect from this series. The only drawback for me was Aphrodite herself. I didn't relate as well to her as a character and I found her t
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
Aphrodite the Beauty is the third book in the Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.

Aphrodite constantly gets attention from godboys and becomes sick of it. When it seems that Athena hints that she would like it if they paid attention to her, Aphrodite decides to give Athena a makeover. The makeover goes so well that Aphrodite’s crush, Ares, is paying attention to Athena while flat out ignoring Aphrodite. Ares is a bit of a bully, but Aphrodite can’t help from being hurt…by Are
Jul 25, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
Aphrodite has always been the most beautiful of all the goddess girls at MOA or Mount Olympus Academy. She likes to shop, buy pretty things and enjoys the attention of the god boys. She is best friends with Athena, Artemis, and Persephone. One day she decides to give Athena, the smartest goddess girl a makeover, complete with a new chiton, makeup, and a new hairdo. Aphrodite is stunned and dismayed when all the god boys stop noticing her after Athena appears with her new look. Even her main crus ...more
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