by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Source: sent by the authors
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!
But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?
In my opinion, this is one of the very best book series out there for younger girls, and this a great addition to the series. I love getting to know the other girls besides the main four Goddess Girls. They all have a little something different to add, and a little bit of quirkier personalities!
Some may think, what good can come from gossip? But the authors have found away to explain that in moderation, gossip can actually be helpful. Pheme is trusted by Zeus to be his eyes and ears around Mount Olympus Academy. He wants to be the first to know if there is any suspicious activity. While Pheme does take it to an extreme at times, she and her friends learn that her job is important. By always being watchful, she can tell when something suspicious is going on that may cause harm to the students (and in this case-the world!). It's also important for her to 'gossip' about it, or to let Zeus know asap.
It's a different sort of message than we usually get about gossipping. But actually it may be an important one for young girls to learn. It is a good idea to 'report back' to an adult if they notice anything strange going on. While it's not great to gossip, it is important to speak up. It's a fine line, and I think the authors explained it quite well!
Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Bottom Line: I love seeing the supporting girls from The Goddess Girls get their own books! It's so fun to read about their different personalities!
If you think this Goddess Girls book sounds great, check out my reviews for ALL of the books in the series!
#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony (one of my favorites in the series)
#3 Aphrodite the Beauty (another top pick in the series)
#4 Artemis the Brave
#5 Athena the Wise
#6 Aphrodite the Diva
#7 Artemis the Loyal
#8 Medusa the Mean (another of my favorites)
#9 Pandora the Curious
Super Special: The Girl Games
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.