I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Greek Gods #Squadgoals by Courtney Carbone
Genres: YA, Mythology
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on November 7th 2017
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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.
Here is what I thought
Greek Gods is a unique little book that pretty much gives you a run down of all the gods and how they came to be by the gods themselves.
What would things be like if the Greek gods had cell phones, well there conversations would be a lot different I am sure and this book gives us that view. It’s written all in text and tweets from the gods themselves to their spouse or family members. You can read about all the different gods and what happened to them or how they get themselves in trouble and it’s a super fast read and easy to understand. Well, for most people. I had to look up some of the lingo in the glossary in the back but I am sure most teenagers will understand all the texting lingo.
This gives you an idea of what the inside of the book looks like.
It was a fun and wacky way to learn about mythology and I really enjoyed it.
If you a mythology fan then you might want to check this one out, it’s just a lot of fun!