Oh My Gods

Publisher: Scholastic

Review

Helen had expected a few "settling in" issues when she moved south to live with her dad, but actually her new school is great and she makes friends almost straightaway. It’s her family that are the problem.

What with her bumbling dad, who spends all his time among dusty antiques, and her stunningly beautiful (and utterly self-absorbed) older sister, Helen feels rather neglected. And she can’t even invite her friends round – ‘No visitors’ is one of the strict house rules – because this side of the family are hiding a massive secret. They are all ancient Greek gods.

Yes, that’s right. Helen is surrounded by immortality and exceptional superpowers but she can’t breathe a word. Add to that her feelings for one seriously cute boy and it’s not long before stress levels, and hilarious consequences, soar.

Helen is a complex, spirited teenager who, having come to terms with the death of her mother, has to face relocation to a new city. Although the book is essentially witty and slightly absurd, it deals with challenges and experiences that many teens can identify with and celebrates diversity and individuality.

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