Age Level: 14 and up
# of Pages: 264 p.
RAC Book: Yes
Phoebe Castro is a dedicated runner who plans to attend USC after her senior year on a full ride track scholarship. She has planned to go there with her two best friends for many years. Understandably, she is upset when her mother announces she is marrying a man she met in Greece. They will both be moving to a small island in the Aegean sea where her new stepfather is the principal of a private school. Not only does she have to leave her best friends for their senior year, but she also has to go to a new school. The big surprise for Pheobe is that once her and her mother arrive in Greece she is informed that the school she will be attending is actually a secret school for the children of Greek gods. Due to the fact that Phoebe is not a child of a god she is treated as an outcast by many of the people who attend the school, including her own stepsister. Phoebe tries to make the best of it by trying out for the track team and making an effort to meet people, but many make it clear that she does not belong. This is especially hurtful coming from the cute boy on the track team, Griffin Blake. Does Phoebe have what it takes to make it in a school full of “gods?”
This story is a lot of fun and does not require a reader to know a lot about mythology to enjoy it, although it might inspire a reader to want to learn more after reading it. The ending was a big predictable, but still entertaining nonetheless. The characters are interesting and multi-dimensional as Phoebe struggles to make it in this new environment. Despite all the changes thrown at her, Phoebe never loses her determination and resolve to make the best of the situation. There are fantasy elements in it, but readers who like authors like Meg Cabot and Ann Brashares will also enjoy it.