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{Artemis the Loyal : Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams}Artemis the Loyal by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
Series: Goddess Girls
Published by Aladdin on December 6, 2011
Genres: Childrens, Greek Mythology, Middle School
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} – It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four goddessgirls are not happy! It's boys only–and the girls at MOA are not pleased.
Led by Artemis, Athena, Persphone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed–or end up watching from the sidelines again?

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 most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

{My thoughts} – Artemis and Apollo go through some rough spots within this new installment of the Goddess Girls Series.

Artemis wants to help her twin Apollo as much as possible. She feels that it is her place to stand up for him. However, he doesn’t like her doing everything for him because he thinks it makes him look weak in front of their classmates.

A lot goes on within the pages of this book. The main topic is the Olympic Games that are boy only. It does allow for competition from other schools though. All of the boys at MOA train for these games and they end up getting offended when the girls want to take part in them as well. However, Zues won’t allow that to happen there is still the fact that the boys don’t think that the girls deserve to be treated equally.

There are some new characters introduced, some new friendships made and some errors made. I do think though that it was nicely written. I always enjoy reading these books because they help to teach the reader a lesson. As the title suggests the lesson in this particular book is about loyalty. If you are wanting to know more you will need to read the book, it is worth the time.

These books are perfect for children interested in Greek Mythology. They are perfect for children that just want to read a nice story. They are very well written, well thought out and they conclude nicely. They don’t they any loose ends or questions that make you have to read the books in any particular order. I look forward to reading the next book in the series soon.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.