Aphrodite the Diva

Aphrodite the Diva These classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to from dealing with bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy Goddess Girls fol

  • Title: Aphrodite the Diva
  • Author: Joan Holub Suzanne Williams Glen Hanson
  • ISBN: 9781442421004
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • These classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to, from dealing with bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy Goddess Girls follows four goddesses in training Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the mosThese classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to, from dealing with bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy Goddess Girls follows four goddesses in training Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills In book 6, an exchange student from Egypt, Isis, is encroaching on Aphrodite s match making turf Will she also edge Aphrodite out of her group of friends

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    1. 4.5 StarsThis was another funny, sweet, and romantic installment of one of my favorite series! In this book, Aphrodite finds out she may not be the only goddess of love when she meets Isis in Egypt. A friendly rivalry results where Aphrodite and Isis compete to be the first to find the perfect love match for Pygmalion.I love that the girls aren't mean spirited in their competition, even though the mortals are spreading vicious rumors that they are literally fighting. There's a lot to learn about [...]

    2. The Goddess Girls book are perfect for young fans of Greek Mythology and readers of Percy Jackson. People will snap these books up! Myths are retold in funny, quirky ways as these books portray the young Greek gods and Goddesses at Mount Olympus Academy where they deal with regular kid problems. The Goddess Girls have friendship issues, boy trouble and even problems with schoolwork! Kids can definately relate. In Aphrodite the Diva, Aphrodite is failing Hero-ology and starts a "Lonely Hearts Clu [...]

    3. I really adore this series. The Goddess Girls is a fun series that allows young readers a chance to get to know the young Greek Goddess and Gods, while sharing empowering messages with it's readers. In past books the messages have been about being true to yourself, loyalty, being strong, being a true friend and being proud of who you are. With each book, the characters deal with much of the same things or similar things their readers do. These young Gods and Goddess learn to deal with fitting in [...]

    4. Another cute book in the series. I liked the portrayal of Aphrodite in this book much more than "Aphrodite the Beauty" - she seemed to have more depth of character and her actions served as a much better role model to the target audience this time around. I enjoyed seeing how the Egyptian mythology figures tie into the Greeks and I hope to see more crossovers in the future installments of this series. Also, I am glad to see Hera finally enter the big picture and look forward to how more comes fr [...]

    5. Goddess Girls series, ages 8-12, Aladdin paperbacks#1 Athena the Brain#2 Persephone the Phony#3 Aphrodite the Beauty#4 Artemis the Brave#5 Athena the Wise (April 2011)#6 Aphrodite the Diva (August 2011)#7 Artemis the Loyal#8 Medusa the Meanseriesmonandschuster/GoAphrodite the Diva: Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep her title, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.

    6. These books continue to surprise me with how cute and enjoyable they are. Still a bit fluffy, but at least the characters are flushed out and have realistic concerns. And, for the most part, they avoid solving those troubles with "hilarious hijinx"-type scenarios and tend to find ways to be more real in order to meet goals for self improvement.

    7. I loved the ending and some bits and pieces inbetween. Ahprodite is not one of my favorite goddesses in general, I do like that they used the fact that they showed pretty and smart are a beautiful combination.

    8. Minor spoilers Pandora and Poseidon together (* cough cough* something's in my throat)Medusa and Dionysus together ( *pffffffff* spits the water out)Aphrodite and ares together ( *blaaa* vomits zee breakfast over the kitchen floor)Therefore Aphrodite is NOT the best matchmaker

    9. Aphrodite deserves an aI love this book. But I think Aphrodite should of got an a because just she made a tiny mistake doesn't me she deserves an d. I recommend this book

    10. Read as bedtime story with Girl. A cute series, though I wish there was less focus on kids finding crushes, and more diversity in those crushes. Work in some stuff that's not so hetero-normative, please.

    11. It has soooo much love in it(as expected from the goddess of love!). Ares is so cute and kind in this book. It would be so nice if there was someone I knew like him.

    12. Originally posted on Small Review blog.3.5 starsLike all the books in the Goddess Girls series, Aphrodite the Diva can be read as a standalone and it is not necessary to have read the previous books.As much as I adore this series, Aphrodite seems to be the character I connect with the least. As in her first book Aphrodite the Beauty, it was clear to me that our personalities were not aligned. Consequently, the problems she faced were not problems I could empathize with as much as I could with, s [...]

    13. At First Sight: Aphrodite doesn't like when people think she's all beauty and no brains, and she knows her getting a D on hero-logy isn't going to help matters, particularly after that small incident known as the Trojan war, which she helped to start.So - and even though she really wanted to take a holiday with her friends during Hero Week - Aphrodite convinces Mr. Cyclops, the herology teacher, to let her work on a special project to bring her grade up. So she starts The Lonely Hearts Club, whe [...]

    14. At first I wasn't that impressed with this book, the new characters got on my nerves and I was already familiar with the Pygmalion storyline and how it ends and I thought it wouldn't be very interesting (I have been familiar with many of the previous storylines such as the Orion and Artemis one [in 'Artemis the Brave'] but was intrigued and curious to know how it would be interpreted in these books, which I wasn't really with this Pygmalion story), but it turned out pretty well. For me it was TO [...]

    15. Aphrodite is a Diva. Or so they thought. Aphrodite is down on herself as she discovered her low D in Hero-Ology. This is because she set a war (incident) between her hero Paris and the king over a young mortal named Helen. Now, she must do community service work to up her grade to a B. Due to this unfortunate event, Aphrodite creates a Lonely Hearts Club. Sadly, she only gets one applicant A very annoying and unappreciative member too. However, she only receives half of the letter she is given f [...]

    16. Reviewed at: teachmentortexts/2012/I am definitely going to read more of the Goddess Girls series. They are as fun as the covers are. I am so glad that I finally picked one up and read it. What I loved the most is that the story was very much one that you could understand without being knowledgeable about mythology. Much of it was explained and by the end you would be taught what was essential to the story. It even taught me knew mythology- I didn't know about Pygmalion or Metis, Athena's mother [...]

    17. Please read my review on our blog-amonsteratemybookreportsp Me, well I personally don't get into people's love live's. But it sounds like somebody should tell Aphrodite that! Back at Mount Olympus Academy, Aphrodite got a D for her hero-ology class because it started the Trojan war. She had a lot of ideas but finally came up with the best idea she could possibly think of. Since she was the one and only goddess of love, she would start a lonely hearts club for mortals. But apparently she is not t [...]

    18. Children’s books like this can be so hit or miss, so I was happily surprised that this was a hit! I haven’t read the other books in the series (the first one wasn’t in at the library), but I correctly guessed that like most children’s series, this book would recap any information I would need and be fairly stand alone.Guys this book was cute. At moments cliche? Yes. But the exact kind of book I would have loved when I was younger. It’s literally Greek mythology fanfiction, specifically [...]

    19. Won this book off of First Reads, I entered because my 10 year old daughter was looking for something new to read. She put a lot of books down (never to be picked back up) because she was bored with them. She loved this book! She has to read every night for school, and she was trying to read the book every chance she got. She read aloud to me some nights and I really like the book as well. It has some lessons to be learned in this book, and the reader will come away with either having learned so [...]

    20. Are you already familiar with the Goddess Girls series? Well, this is the first one for me, and now I want to read them ALL. This series takes classic Greek myths and spins them into hilarious, modern, middle grade tales. It is a great concept that is well done.Being the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty makes Aphrodite the perfect student to earn extra credit with a matchmaking project. Through the Lonely Hearts Club, Aphrodite hopes to fix mortals up with their romantic matches while raising he [...]

    21. My Thoughts – There are quite a few interesting things going on within the pages of this brilliantly new installment to the Goddess Girls Series.This books main focus is on Aphrodite: The Goddess of Love. She ends up going through a rough spot, by getting a low grade in one of her classes. Her teacher for that class agrees to let her do an extra credit assignment but only if she does it on her Holiday break. She steps up to the challenge because she doesn’t like the grade she got, however, [...]

    22. Aphrodite brauch einen Plan und zwar schnell. Sie ist dabei in Hero-ology durch zufallen und gründet deshalb den Lonely Hearts Club, um verliebten zusammen zu führen. Doch plötzlich taucht jemand auf der ihr Konkurrenz macht, die Göttin Isis. Ein Wettstreit darum wer die wahre Göttin der Liebe ist entbrennt. Wird Aphrodite sich behaupten können ohne die Hilfe ihrer Freundinnen?? Ich und Aphrodite werden ganz sicher keine Freunde mehr, sie ist mir einfach nicht sympathisch. Sie ist eingebil [...]

    23. Aphrodite's got a D in Hero-ology. Why? Maybe because she started a war. Oops Now Mr.Cyclops has given her 5 days to fix the fact that the mortals are angry at her. She decides to make a Lonely Hearts Club - for mortals who want to find love. When she gets half of a torn letter from a Lonely Heart she goes on a quest to find the mysterious Pyg. In the meantime what is going on at MOA and is the Trojan War really the reason why Zeus is so angry? In this book we meet Pygmalion and Iris (the Egypti [...]

    24. Actual Rating: 2.5First off, this book started cute for me. Aphrodite getting a D? Never heard of something like that. So, when a goddessgirl almost fails in Hero-ology, what is the best solution to this enigma? Aphrodite’s idea is to start a Lonely Hearts Club. Yeah, a matchmaking club. And then she and her friends go to Egypt and unintentionally meet the “other” goddess of love, Isis. Meh. They actually turn out to see each other as rivals. If I were Aphrodite, I’d tell Isis: “Hey, i [...]

    25. This is the sixth book in the Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub. Our oldest has really gotten interested in Greek Mythology and loves this series. I like them as well and they have a fresh, young vibe that will appeal to the pre-teen, young teen girl audience. This story is longer than the first book in the series and it also gets a little deeper into a romantic aspect. Our girls are not quite ready for that yet, but thankfully it's still PG. We liked the incorporation of Egyptian mythology and [...]

    26. IT was pretty good actually. I like Aphrodite as a character. She is definitely a diva, even though she didn't think so. I also like her relationship with Isis. They may not have wanted to be friends, but they ended up being friends. i think that the guy, Pygmalion(Pyg for short)is really picky on what type of girl he wanted. My least favorite character is Hathor. At first, Aphrodite's friends, Athena, Artemis, and Persephone, thought that they could be friends with Isis' friends, Hathor, Bastet [...]

    27. This book is about the goddesses Aphrodite and Isis. And how they are competing to see who is the true goddess of love. and this book is written by Joan Holub. This book is about how Aphrodite has a D in hero-ology. to raise her grade she comes up with a brilliant plan,an extra credit project for matchmaking mortals called the lonely heats club. This takes her to Egypt and mees the goddess Isis. Now they are competing to see who will find a perfect match for the most annoying mortal boy ever. My [...]

    28. In book six, Aphrodite the Diva, Aphrodite finds herself in a slump. Because of that pesky Trojan incident, she's failing hero-ology. On top of that, she gets word from earth that there's another goddess girl parading around, pretending to be the goddess of love and beauty: some chick named Isis. With her three best friends (Persephone, Athena, and Artemis), Aphrodite sets out to prove to the mortals once and for all that she's the real goddess of love. But when she meets Isis, it's hard for Aph [...]

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