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Goddess Boot Camp

(Oh. My. Gods. #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  11,285 ratings  ·  399 reviews
Narrator Phoebe Castor 17, descendant of goddess Nike, cannot control her powers, and fears boyfriend Griffin returns to ex-girlfriend Adara. Stepfather Damian, principal of the Academy for divine descendants must enroll Pheobe in summer Boot Camp for ten-year-old girls. Can Adara and camp counsellor stepsister Stella train her in time to pass test?
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published June 11th 2009 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 2009)
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Kristen Johnson There is one called a Goddess in Time but it is a Novella.

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Emily Anne
Nov 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Goddess bootcamp definitely wasn't as good as the first book in this series, Oh. My. Gods. However, I did enjoy learning more about Phoebe, Stella, Griffin, and even Adara.

My favorite part in this book was definitely the scenes with Phoebe and Stella. We see how both of them actually care for one another. And we find out how Stella has her own crush she's pining for!

Daemon and Phoebe's mom were there, always supportive of Phoebe's uncontrollable powers.

I found the whole theme, controlling your
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This was no way near the level of enjoyment in this book at the first one, like I'm still interested in the story.
Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Phoebe may be a descendant of Nike, but she has a lot to learn when it comes to mastering her powers. It’s not exactly a good thing to turn your living room into a beach and your parents’ bedroom into a winter wonderland. All the silly situations that Phoebe got herself into were hilarious.

Speaking of powers, I loved learning more about all the powers that the classmates had. Autoportation lets you to “move oneself to a different location through nonphysical means.” Imagine the possibiliti
Colleen Houck
Was surprised about the test. Once again I felt the great need to exercise while reading this book, something that's very difficult for any author to accomplish. Any book that makes me want to get in shape and learn Greek so I can meet handsome Greek demi-gods is pretty special.
Jul 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Phoebe, who recently discovered she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is finding that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of the Greek gods, has enrolled her at Dynamotheos Development Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing as that is, hopefully it'll help her gain control over her powers in time to pass the test of the gods, continue training hard enough t ...more
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After Phoebe finds out that she is a descendant of Nike (the goddess not the shoe) she has to learn to control her crazy powers. Right before her Mom and her new step dad leave for their honeymoon she finds out she is going to have a test on her powers. While in the midst of controlling her out of control powers she has to train for Pyathian Games. So she is stuck in a house with her dreadful step sister who might just be the trick to getting her powers under control. While she has all her frien ...more
May 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2016
Sweet, cute, light and easy. Those are the words I’d use to describe this adorable quick, clean read. Perfect for girls ages 11 to 14!
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Phoebe Castor thought that she was a normal 17 year old who just loved running, but when her mother marries Daimen, her life gets turned around. She had just discovered that she is a descendant of Nike, in fact Nike was her great-grandmother on her father's side of the family. With her new found powers and the upcoming race, stakes are higher than ever to learn how to control her powers and train at the same time. As if tension is not high enough, the Gods are making Phoebe take a test to make s ...more
Anna Weaver
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book about a goddess book camp. The main character, phoebe, a teenage who recently discovers she's a descendant of Nike. When she finds her crazy power, she also finds out she has some major responsibilities. I can relate to her because she's just a teenager going through a rough patch in her life that will end in great success. The book was light and enjoyable while also throwing in action packed mystery. "Feel the victory inside you" (Childs 230) was an important ...more
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Now that Phoebe knows that the goddess Nike is her great-grandmother, she has to figure out how to cope and control her super powers as being so close in ancestry to a goddess makes her stronger than most of the classmates that mocked her in the last series for being merely human. The joke's on them as hijinks ensue whenever Phoebe loses control of her powers (often) but then Phoebe is forced to attend Goddess Boot Camp with kids nearly half her age and counselors who are fellow classmates. Why ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it
So I decided to read this book because I read the first one, and I couldn't read the first one and not read the second one. I found that this book was more for a pre-teen because I found this kind of childish, but I did like it because of the mystical, magical, power, part of it. It's basically just the second part to the first book, "Oh.My.Gods" and it's about how Phoebe learns how to control her powers since she's the descendant of Nike, and I like it because it shows her thinking process from ...more
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it

Phoebe made the team and got the man of her dreams, but things are far from perfect. Since Nike's her great-grandmother, her powers are very strong and a little (okay, a lot) out of control. The gods aren't happy about this and decide to test her. The problem is that she doesn't know when or where this test will be. Damien enrolls her in Goddess Boot Camp where she's stuck with Stella, Adara, and a herd of 10-year-olds all day. Along with t
May 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was not for me... I read it only because I'd read the first one and even that wasn't something I usually like. Sure, people who like easy reads with a bit of magic will find it a good read but it didn't do it for me. It is not to say that the book was "OK" that I rated it two. The author is good and it has magic and 'Greek' content!!! Yet it was a bit of a tween book. There was a lot of hype on the final test ,that in the end was a tad bit disappointing. And as far as I know there isn' ...more
A Leisure Moment

Along with trying to discover the mystery of her father’s death, Phoebe also had to learn to trust Griffin. Even though they had been dating for nine months, when he started hanging out with his ex-girlfriend again, she started to doubt him...For fans of mythology and Childs’s books, this is a perfect addition to your collection.

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Oh. My. Gods.
Recipe: Goddess Boot Camp

First, take three cups of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and water it down with tons of sugary nonsense. Add in a dash of The Clique mentality and fashion awareness for some weird reason. Mix altogether and over-bake to get another story about the children of Greek god that never got past two novels because literally why does this exist. If you're looking for frosting, check out the novellas.
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great sequel to Oh. My. Gods.! The author infuses such great humor into this series that I laughed out loud again and again. The novel also provides great storylines about family, relationships, and being true to yourself and following your dreams. Sad to see Phoebe's story end but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride! Can't wait to read Tera Lynn Childs' Forgive My Fins now!
Wish there were more of these cute books.

I am kinda sad there isn't a third book in this series. This series is cute. Really cute. Granted if you are looking for the Odyssey this isn't it, but if you are looking for a light & fluffy read this is the books for you.

Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great book love it read it
Alex Shrugged
If you liked book 1 then this is a continuation of the same... perhaps a slightly less compelling plot, but still reasonably good. If you have read the novella "Goddess in Time" then you will notice elements of that subplot encapsulated in this book. I actually found it easier to follow this book because I had read the novella.

The story: Phoebe Castor has discovered that she is a goddess... sort of. She is a couple of generations down the line, but she still has some goddess powers available to
BJ Terry
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mythology
This book made me remember why I stopped reading these lame and predictable YA novels. I honestly don't remember why I liked the first book so much, then again I was still in high school and was into that cheesy shit. Goddess Boot Camp had obnoxious characters, a boring storyline, with predictable and juvenile writing.

Now, Adara annoyed me. Typical scorned ex who can't let go. Ok. I understood Phoebe's lack of trust towards Griffin when he kept lying to her and she kept catching him. But she wa
Jul 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
This was so frustrating, because (and I am saying it this way so as to avoid specific spoilers) because the main character spends the entire book desperately wanting to do a thing which she then decides NOT TO DO even though she is completely capable of DOING THE THING and everyone spent the entire book trying to help her DO THE THING.
Also, it seems pretty clear the author was planning on a 3rd book, because they left some pretty loose ends flailing about, but if there is a 3rd, I will not be r
Lauren Wallace
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-read-2019
"Goddess Boot camp?' she gasps. 'Seriously?" (14)

I liked this book and it kept me interested, however I felt like there was too much happening within the plot. It was sometimes overwhelming to keep up with, causing a lack of understanding. I felt like there was too much happening to leave for a good ending, leaving too many loose ends.

This book was a quick read, as I read it in about 2 days.

I would recommend it to anyone into Greek Mythology!
Jennifer Showalter -  MAMA Bookasaurus
Great for younger readers, older ones will want more depth...

I’m going to write a full Review soon but overall it was very good, classic Tera writing. I just wanted more meat and depth. It felt suspended on the surface, or a simple cake. I wanted to dive deeper, to taste more complex flavors and textures.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hot-garbage, gods
Bad. Bad. It is no good. Do not bother. Flat characters. Uninteresting story. I did not feel any draw to finish the book. I did, but it was just for closure. Also, I hate books that are constantly speaking down to the main character and because the protagonist is an idiot, they are right. So I can't even like the main character.
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good, but feel like the first book was better.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Was a very good book. They series was great together. Very good writing from the author.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
i like this book than previous one.
it really fun beside, i learnt bout the Greek god/goddess too.
Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews, books-i-own
After the first installment in this series, I was relatively pleased even though it was a fluffy read. This time I was hoping Phoebe would be tested a little more and stretched a little too thin. After all, I really enjoyed Phoebe as a character. Unfortunately, my hopes were not realized and really dampened my view on this book.

This time around we get an even stronger Phoebe because she's now knows she's a descendant of a Goddess. She needs to control her powers and this novel focuses primarily
Mar 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Perfection *Sherlock's Girl*
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I took a while to get around to writing a review to this book but here I am now!
When I read Oh. My. Gods. I was happy but not jumping up and down with joy. I thoroughly enjoyed that book too but this 1 was far better. Surprising, since this is the sequel.
Phoebe is without a doubt one of my favourite heroines ever. She made up for missing out on a great sale[since I gave up shopping for her]. This book had an added suspense angle because she has a blackmailer. And believe it or not, this Sherlock
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Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning YA author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romance series, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series.


Her newest release is Myths and Mistletoe, a holiday story collection. She also wrote the City Chicks series and co-wrote the Hero Agenda and Creative HeArts series.


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