Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Book Review- Persephone The Phony (Goddess Girls #2)

By Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Published by Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
Released on April 6th, 2010
Source- book from Joan Holub for review
Ages 8+
5 stars- It's A Great Read

AS PERSEPHONE'S MOTHER ENCOURAGES HER to do, she often "goes along to get along" instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He's the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds herself liking him, despite the fact that the other goddessgirls think he's bad news. But if he makes her feel so special -- and so comfortable -- can he really be all that bad? (quoted from Goodreads).

I absolutely love this middle grade series! Not only is this a great way to introduce younger readers to greek mythology, but Joan and Suzanne have a wonderful message with each story. What I loved about Persephone is that she learns to not only find her own voice, but she teaches her friends that you can't always judge someone by how they look or where they live. I liked the interaction between her and Hades. I highly recommend picking up this series and I'm really looking forward to sharing my reviews for the other books in the series.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~