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Gateway to the Gods

(Everworld #7)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,007 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Most of us probably won't get the chance to travel to a parallel universe. Won't have the opportunity to encounter wizards, dragons, aliens, and mythological gods. But if what April, Jalil, David, and Christopher have had to experience is any indication of what another world might be like, perhaps not going there isn't such a bad thing.
So, April and her friends are
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Scholastic (first published January 11th 2000)
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Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing










For once our Everworld kids have clean clothes, plenty to eat, and nice beds to sleep in Everworld – specifically, the Olympus Motel 6, as they affectionately refer to their lodging. Give them back their creature comforts, but there is a trade-off: the Hetwan are attacking Mount Olympus, the Greek warriors are falling, and after a tense “conversation” with Zeus himself and the other Olympians, the Everworld kids are recruited to lead the Greeks in battle. Just another ordinary day in Everworld ...more
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
April and the others have arrived at Mount Olympus, where Christopher rejects his offered immortality as repayment for failing to save Ganymede. The group are forced to become generals in the war between the Hetwan and Olympus, because the gods are incompetent and can’t change or adapt, where as humans for the Old World can.

This book was like the Battle of Helm’s Deep. It’s basically all preparing for battle, then battle, then aftermath of battle. And I actually didn’t mind it, because although
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I remember when I got this series as a kid, I could NOT wait until I got to book 7, Gateway to the Gods!!
Aug 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Yay, I like this one. Weird, these books may be for kids but Aphrodite sure said some sick sexual shit, and they use words like "screwing" and "bitching." Heh. David becomes a war hero, the group finds Senna again, and most intriguing of all, April and her perfect Christian faith are rattled when she calls in panic for Athena to save her. Yeah.
Jackie Krasuski
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I wish these books would have all been put into one big novel. They are fantastic reads, leaving you begging for more at the end of each story line.
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this one. While the characters are still not exactly likeable and they're certainly not paragons of virtue, we are starting to see them develop and much of that development has been in a positive direction. Christopher started out as a racist, sexist, homophobic jerk, and while he still is most of those things, we're at least starting to see him occasionally stop to think before he opens his mouth. In previous books, we've seen him create fissures in the group with his offensive jokes; ...more
I liked this one for its wide-blown battle scope, the kids' proactiveness & engagement, April being increasingly tempted towards Everworld herself (plus she's probably my favourite POV alongside Jalil), the discussion of God vs. gods, her religious crisis when she finds herself appealing to Athena rather than her own God, and above all, her insights about the rest of the team -- April is extremely perceptive, and hands-down has the best insight into the others. Which is in keeping with ...more
Brittney Rz.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
We are back in April's head for this book. This one was unique because it explored the way the characters are changing in this story now. It really delves into the fact that they are beginning to separate themselves and their lives from their counterparts in Everworld.

April you see is reluctant to admit she is enjoying the other life more. We see her struggling between who she is supposed to be and who she is now. As a a strong female she also struggles with her limitations which I found
David Thomas
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got sidetracked reading this halfway through months ago and just picked it back up again. I remembered exactly where I was and what had happened, which is a pretty strong recommendation to how memorable it is.

One issue that this volume raised is what happened to the Abrahamic god. All the mythological gods of antiquity escaped to Everworld, but Yahweh is nowhere to be found, despite the presence of the Knights of the Round Table and Merlin existing. It's left ambiguous, but the suggested
Wetdryvac Wetdryvac
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Kinda fun fluff, kind of a recovery book for the previous one, which seriously had me considering dropping the series.
Sandy Maguire
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the best Everworld book in the series so far. The protagonists have agency, make smart decisions, and there is a real sense of progress along the bigger plot arc. Nice!
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
there have been many interpretations of greek myths but zeus is the Original Fuckboi in all of them ...more
Heather Mayle
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
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Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoy Greek mythology so was cool to see them in action. That cliffhanger though. Can't wait for next book.
Alex of Yoe
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
Probably one of the most action-packed books in this series so far! This one keeps you at the edge of your seat as we see things through April's eyes. The Greek mythology was fun to rediscover, and I enjoyed watching April wrestle with her identity and the strain of being stuck between two worlds. Senna leaves us with a cliffhanger though. Onto book 8!
Okay so April is one of the characters whose arc I remember best from my first and only real several years ago (not ten yet, but close). I remembered the moment of panic, the 'oh shit, I'm starting to fit in this crazy shithole' and... well, what will come next.

I think her relationship to Everworld is particularly interesting--David is pretty straightforward. We knew from the beginning that he wanted to stay there, we knew how he felt about Everworld (that it was more real, more intense) from
Amanda Orlich Ahern
Mar 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Gateway to the Gods follows April's point of view again. At the end of the previous book, April, Christopher, David, and Jalil find themselves on their way to Olympus. Yes, Mount Olympus, home of the great Greek gods. In the way that Enter the Enchantment touched me with Galahad's story, I also went through high school (and college) fascinated with Greek mythology. So this was really fun. We see how the teenager's perspectives of the Gods is both proven right and wrong. The Gods are spoiled, ...more
Julie Decker
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Now that the kids have made it to Olympus, April and her friends David, Jalil, and Christopher are going to be recruited into Zeus's army to fight the evil Hetwan--evil because they are attempting to invade and claim the gods of Olympus as food for their god. As a Christian young woman, April keeps the faith that they'll be successful, but what happens when she finds herself trusting another culture's goddess to help her in times of need? And given the nature of Senna, will the group be willing ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I do not remember reading this the first time I explored the series back when it was new. This story is told from the point of view of April, and may be my favorite in the series thanks to that perspective as well as the insights it provides. The constant allusion to classical myth theory whether intentional or not is particularly well crafted and I only caught this time through it. The Percy Jackson stories are great in their own regard for the mixture of myth and "current day reality," but the ...more
Melissa Bennett
Jun 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This books finds the four making it out of Hetwan country and getting to Olympus. There they are pampered with wonderfully soft beds, all the food they can eat and being waited on hand and foot. What more could they possibly want?!? Deep down they know they need to still stop Ka Anor or there will be no more Olympus. But when they meet these gods and find out how arrogant and self-centered they are, it turns out to be harder to get there help than they thought. Then on top of that, they find out ...more
Apr 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
A truly brilliant take on mythology. For anyone who has ever been a fan of the religions of yore you'll be enthralled with Applegate's world of aliens and gods. My favorite series when it first came out and still one of my favorite series. The beginning of the first book is a bit difficult to get into, but once you get past that it is simply phenomenal. Applegate creates an entire world within Everworld while drawing enough from our own world so as not to entirely alienate or confuse the ...more
Tommy Grooms
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gateway to the Gods has David, Christopher, April, and Jalil rubbing elbows with the familiar Greek pantheon on Mount Olympus, doing their best to stop an invasion of the Hetwan. During the assault, David throws himself into his role as General Davideus, we learn more about Senna's end game, and April suffers guilt-ridden doubt for crying for help from the Athena she can see rather than the God she cannot. April's perceptive narration is well-timed for looks at the kids' increasing bitterness ...more
Greg Kerestan
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
April takes the lead here, and for the first time her most pertinent struggle emerges: keeping her faith as a devout Catholic in the face of pantheistic deities of ancient myth. On top of this, she's an independent thinker and a feminist, trapped in a series of societies that seem to treat women as little more than cattle with cleavage. Her flip-flopping between worlds is the highlight here, as the Hetwan battle is anticlimactic after last episode's air battle and encounter with Ka Anor.
Adam Smith
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The most action packed book so far featuring a war between the Hetwan and the Greeks who serve olympus.

Having safely made it to Olympus, April and co thought they'd be safe, but an army of Hetwan on the verge of invasion makes things difficult. Unable to deal with the petulant Greek gods, David steps up to lead the Greek army. Is it possible to hold back the thousands of Hetwan? And is it possible to save the gods from their own childish natures?
Kaitlynn Palomo
Sep 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
I have not finshed this book but so far it ok. so far its about a girl and three friend in ever world and whenthey wake up they com back to the real world but when ever they sleep they go back but they dont want to apirl blames her half sister for it . this book is really great this is mostly mystery.
Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Everworld series, while fairly basic and elementary, offers such excitement that any Fantasy lover would be hard-pressed not to be drawn into its few pages. This series tells the tale of several teenagers from Earth traveling to a different plane where gods, goddesses, and legends from all of Earth's mythologies are real. Highly recommended read.
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
The Coo-Hatch are back. That's what I loved most about this book. I think the author definitely got the Greek gods down with all their petty squabbling but I think for me, the Coo-Hatch will always steal the show. They're so damn intriguing.
Oct 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Ah, yes, April’s religious conflict intensifies. Honestly, that’s one of my favorite parts of the whole series—how she tries to square her belief in God with her experiences in Everworld. And the moment when she calls out for Athena…that gets me every time.
Dayna Smith
Jun 17, 2014 rated it liked it
The seventh book in the Everworld series. This installment is written from April's point of view. The foursome find themselves joining forces with the Greek gods to fight Ka-Anor. Fans of this series will find this book similar to the first six books.
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Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

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