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Greek Gods #Squadgoals by Courtney Carbone

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OMG Classics, the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts. Imagine: What if Mount Olympus got WiFi and the gods and goddesses had smartphones? The classic Greek myths get new life in irreverent and hilarious texts and posts!
Zeus, a king of the gods always in search of a new bae.
A squad of goddesses who can't resist stirring the pot.
And the selfie-obsessed heroes out for all the likes.
If you have trouble telling Perseus from Theseus (#Greek2Me) or have ever wondered about Oedipus's tragic dating profile or why Medusa's Instagram never got traction--this satirical book of Greek myths retold for the Internet age is for you!
tl;dr D'Aulaires' and Homer's Greek myths told through characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any reader--young or old--with a sense of humor!
A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn't read.

Goodreads Summary

With the Holidays coming up this is the perfect book to get your pre-teen/youth! This book is one of several in a series that condenses classics into easily understood concepts. Most younger readers will understand this novel's unique format, but for adult or older readers the book comes with a glossary of terms detailing "text speak." I enjoyed reading this book despite not being the intended reading level. I think that adult readers can enjoy this book just as much as teens/youths. The author painted a vivid picture of the "messes" that the Greek Gods and Goddesses both created and physically were. Each page was fun and enticing to read. There was a constant humorous undertone consisting of both sarcasm and a little dark humor. The emoticons added another fun layer to an already unforgettable book. I already read the other novels in this series, but I highly recommend to the reader that he/she go back and pick up the other books. 

4 Stars

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