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Pandora the Curious

(Goddess Girls #9)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,956 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Is Pandora about to open up a box of trouble?

One of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy, Pandora is famous for her mega quizzical nature—not that she thinks there’s anything wrong with being curious, of course!

Her curiosity kicks into high gear when a godboy named Epimetheus brings a mysterious box to school. Epimetheus is the nephew of an MOA teacher in whose class
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Aladdin
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Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've read most of the Goddess Girls books and this might be my favorite!

As we can see by the title, this is all about Pandora! I've read the Pandora myth and I got all confused because the authors have a different approach to the myth in the book. I'm not going to spoil it for you, but since you guys all should know the myth and how the 'bubbles' flew down to earth and affected the humans, that's not what happens here.

I thought that the way the 'bubbles' affected the characters were very funny!
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This installment of one of my favorite series, The Goddess Girls, tells the infamous story of Pandora opening the box of troubles. I love that these books are inspired by the Greek myths, but also make them appealing to young girls. I realized that even though everyone knows Pandora and her box, I really didn't know the actual story at all, so I was inspired to look it up. I hope that young girls reading these books will do the same and expand their knowledge of classic tales by reading somethin ...more
At First Sight: Pandora is without a doubt the most curious girl of Mount Olympus Academy - and one of the few mortals that go there. She's always asking questions and that doesn't make her very popular, but she can't help herself.

So, when she sees Titan boy Epimetheus walking around the academy with a mysterious box and later said box falls unexpectedly into her hands, Pandora opens the box, releasing nine mysterious bubbles into the campus and is left feeling a little disappointed that a) that
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS BOOK! The best in the series so far!!!!!!!!! Pandora is a really cool character and it's nice to know (after reading Medusa's book) that not all the mortals are jealous of the gods. It was also nice because Pandora is friends with the four goddessgirls (Athena, Aphrodite, Persephone and Artemis) and Pheme and Medusa. Because we got a view of the both the groups, which I just thought was cool. I also loved Epimetheus, he's just such a nice person!

In this book Pandora opens a
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: girls 8-13
We all know the myth of Pandora and the box of mysteries to some extent. This amazing story from Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams adds another twist to the exciting tale. I love the Goddess Girls series (even though I may be too old for it, hee hee). This story introduces some new (I think; even if they're in one of the others they're in this one a lot more) characters - Epimetheus and Prometheus.

The basic story is that Pandora opened the box and these weird bubbles changed people's characteristi
Small Review
Cute addition to the series. I prefer the books from the main girls, but Pandora's story was fun and I loved the "kiddie" twist to Prometheus's tale.

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3 out of 5 stars

There's something about Pandora that just didn't click with me. Not just in this book, but in the other books where she makes a sidekick appearances. But that's the beauty of this series: different readers will connect with different Goddess Girls, and if you don't li
Olivia Slykhuis
Ok, so I 5-minute-read this. I've been curious about this series for awhile, because they're new-ish and nice and glossy and I dig the concept. I like mythology stuff, and the idea of writing a series of junior novels about them appeals to me.

Even though it's unfair, I can't help comparing any and all magical school books to HP somewhat. And it's just embarassing for the other books. This is just one of those books that reads like it was written by a 13-year-old girl. Crushes and excessively pr
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
when pandora opens a stranger's box, bubbles come out of it and it changes the actions of the people who come in contact with the bubbles. pandora finds a hope bubble and pops people on the head with it and they go back to their normal selves.
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
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In this ninth installation in the GoddessGirls series, Pandora opens that bloody box. The Titans, Epimetheus and Prometheus, are new students at Mount Olympus Academy and they are rather outcasts for the role the Titans played in the war between the Titans and Olympians. Spoiler alert: the Titans lost. Epimetheus has a box with him that makes odd noises and, of course, Pandora is intensely curious about it. When the godboys decide to play a game of keep-away with the box, it
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: myths
This time we get to know Pandora better: She turns out to be quite smart, especially because Athena acts really dumb. Weird? Of course, the reason are Trouble Bubbles! Pandora released them accidentially, when she opened a forbidden box. Only she can see them! No one believes her! And since Zeus and all popular goddess girls behave oddly, it's time for mortal Pandora to prove herself together with the Titan boys Epimetheus and Prometheus. - A great, thoughtful retelling of another box of Pandora ...more
I took a look at this series back when it started and thought them nicely done. I’ve always like Holub as an author. So when grabbing books before the library closed down for the covid19 crisis, I saw some and grabbed a few. This was the first of those. It was nicely done, with Pandora beginning to realize that questions and curiosity needs to be at the right time and in moderation. The original story was updated with all working out after all. However, Pandora had to do a lot of thinking before ...more
Violet Bleger
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pandora is one of my favorite characters in the whole series. I love how the authors are able to portray her. I also love the underlying concept of curiosity being a good thing and a bad thing. Definitely a great book.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was caught for bringing this library book to school... ouch.
Christina Ramirez
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Someone is curious. I like how this book showed the other goddesses personality.
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So hilarious! Out of all the books so far,this is my favorite.
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was a pretty good book
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Better than the last few books in this series
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I just love the Goddess Girls series. It was fun to get a glimpse of the girls while they were in high school. I recommend this book if you (like me) have an overactive imagination , like mythology, and are a girl.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pandora is known for her insescant questioning. Sometimes it's a bad thing. Just like her curiosity...

Pandora flourishes in the art of questioning things. However she always finds herself stumped. Maybe it's because she too smart or even asks too many inquiries at once. Even through all of this Pandora proceeds to be stumped no more. When a new boy, Epimethius, and his brother, Promethius attending MOA, students are skittish about how both boys are sons of one of the most infamous and unruly t
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a fun story and an interesting twist on the Pandora myth. I found the portrayal of curiosity to be fairly balanced, showing both the advantages and disadvantages that might result from such a personality. Definitely made "kid-safe" regarding Prometheus's punishment, I enjoyed the book overall. It was kind of nice to have one of the "unpopular" kids as the star.
{My thoughts} – The godboys of MOA decide to play keep away with Epimetheus box, their little game becomes the talk of the hallway. Pandora sees what’s going on and becomes extremely curious as to what may or may not be inside the box.

When one of the godboys throw the box too far out of the others reach, it magically lands in Pandora’s hands. She looks around and notices that no one else seems to see that she has the box, and allows her curiosity to get the best of her. It doesn’t take long befo
Oct 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is another entertaining story in the Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub. Our oldest has really liked the series, but the fact that she isn't begging to read the newest books tells me that she's probably growing out of them. I'm okay with that - I find them to be a bit tiresome now.

I like that our girls are being introduced to Greek mythology in a light way; they are remembering the characters and stories and I think it is giving them a good foundation for reading the original tales later on
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Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chapter-books
The book "Goddess Girls - Pandora the Curious" by Joann Holub and Suzanne Williams was about a girl named Pandora who was curious and brave. She opened a box full of trouble bubbles. The bubbles scattered all over the school. Whenever a bubble hits someone, it says something. Nobody can hear it, but Pandora can. If the bubble says “rude” that person that it bumped would be rude. She captured the bubbles. The last bubble is gold and whoever it bumps will turn back to normal. She learned to never ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pandora is one of the mortal students at MOA or Mount Olympus Academy. She is also the most curious! Pandora begins every sentence with a question. This makes it difficult for her to be understood and provides the perfect excuse for some students, mortal and immortal to keep their distance because of communication style. When the titan god boy Epimetheus brings a beautiful but mysterious and likely dangerous box to the academy Pandora can’t wait to see what is inside. Even though Epimetheus says ...more
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun modern spin on Greek Mythology.

Pandora opens a box...sounds familiar?

She is just curious...did you notice her bangs make questions marks?

From the box come beautiful colored bubbles.

As the bubbles "pop," the person that got "hit" gets the bubbles characteristic.

The only problem is that these bubbles carry trouble-making characteristics such as being a ditz, being vain, and being greedy.

Only one more bubble is left in the box...and Zeus, the principle at Mount Olympus Academy, has ju
Vesra (When She Reads)
Yes! Another excellent Greek Mythology retelling read. I will NEVER, EVER get enough of these… hopefully this will be a lengthy series! I must confess, the first book I’d picked out from this series was a “filler read”, but I ended up gobbling these like hot cakes. This was also my “comfort read” when I was sick and bedbound that whole week, hence the reason for the late review.

Here’s the thing, I used to hate Pandora. She annoyed me the most amongst the all of the mythological characters, and
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is about when Pandora gets curious and finds out how to open a magical box. Some bubbles come out of the box, and whoever they pop on gets that characteristic. For example, Zeus got the lazy bubble and was too lazy to do anything. Pandora uses the hope bubble to return everyone back to normal.

This a really funny book. I liked how the people who got bopped by bubbles changed and did unusual stuff. Aphrodite who is normally worried about her appearance got the rude bubble and started do
Michelle Tempted By Books
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Pandora and her infamous box. This myth is a little different from the one you recall mainly because Joan Holub made it more kid friendly. It didn't take away from the original in any way and it really gave us a good look at the curious girl. In the previous books she is more like an annoying fly but in this one we really get to understand Pandora. As a side we also get to explore the myth of Prometheus and Fire. I really was interested to see how they could do his punishment without g
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book is awesome for all greek lovers!! Ever since my social studies project I had the urge to read more about The greeks especially the goddesses! so goddess girls is a damn fun way to learn more about the greek goddess girls ... so read on guys the special thing about this particular goddess girl book is that it is about a girl called Pandora who is so curious that she asks about ten questions a min!! this time, she opens a mystery box.. and BAM!!! trouble comes... u excited? read on 2 kno ...more
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