Goddess Boot Camp (Oh.My.Gods Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has recently learned that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe). Now, in order to learn to control her newfound - and very strong - powers, she's being forced to attend Goddess Boot Camp. The only problem is, none of the other campers is over the age of ten! It's not going to be easy to survive camp, train for the Pythian Games, and keep her romance with Griffin going strong, but goddess help her, ...
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Goddess Boot Camp (Oh.My.Gods Series #2)

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Overview

Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has recently learned that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe). Now, in order to learn to control her newfound - and very strong - powers, she's being forced to attend Goddess Boot Camp. The only problem is, none of the other campers is over the age of ten! It's not going to be easy to survive camp, train for the Pythian Games, and keep her romance with Griffin going strong, but goddess help her, Phoebe is determined to make it work!
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up–In this sequel to Oh. My. Gods. (Dutton, 2008), Phoebe, a descendant of the Greek Goddess Nike, is sent to Goddess Boot Camp by her stepfather so that she can learn to control her magical powers, on which she will be tested. But Phoebe is in training for a marathon in the Pythian Games, her boyfriend may be cheating on her, and the other girls at camp are about 10 years old. Add the fact that her evil stepsister is a counselor, and life is worse than it might be in Hades. Phoebe’s inner thoughts and emotions are conveyed well, and readers will feel for her. The plot has many twists and turns and moves along nicely, and there are beautiful descriptions of the Greek islands. However, the novel falls short in the last few chapters, which wrap up the several plot threads too neatly and have a disappointing resolution. Nevertheless, those who enjoyed the first book will want to read this one.–Jennifer-Lynn Draper, Children’s Literature Consultant, Oshawa, Ontario
Kirkus Reviews
Phoebe has recently learned that she is a descendent of the goddess Nike, but as amazing as that sounds, it is also a huge responsibility. She must master her newfound powers or risk the wrath of the gods-literally. Her new stepfather enrolls her in Dynamotheos Development Camp, also known as Goddess Boot Camp, for the summer. While trying to avoid being thrown into Hades, Phoebe is also training to run the marathon at the Pythian Games and working to keep her romance with Griffin from imploding. This sequel to Oh. My. Gods. (2008) is as fun and fast-paced as the first installment. Even though Phoebe is dealing with drama of mythic proportions, her insecurity in her relationships and her conflicts with friends and enemies alike make her a realistic and empathetic heroine. Flat secondary characters and predictable plot twists only minimally detract from the light and clever story line, which, although clearly begging comparison to Percy Jackson, makes for ideal beach reading. (Fantasy. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101019993
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Series: Oh.My.Gods Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 134,857
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 234 KB

Meet the Author

Tera Lynn Childs is the author of one previous book about Phoebe and the Academy, Oh. My. Gods. She lives, writes, and blogs in Houston, Texas.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Cute

    I finished Goddess Boot Camp is an hour. It's good for anyone looking for a fun, easy read with action, drama, romance and adventure! Phoebe has good sense of humor and I was sad to see the story end. Xander was probably my fav character in the second book. Hope Tera writes another one!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

    Pheobe's having problems controlling her magical powers. Often, what she's thinking transforms in her everyday life.

    The gods aren't happy. She's scared they'll kill her on the spot (after what happened with her father).

    Damian enrolled her in Goddess Boot Camp before heading on his honeymoon. He forgot to tell her the average age of the campers before he left. Now, Pheobe's desperately trying to keep her powers under control in front of a bunch of 10-year-olds.

    She's also worried about passing a test from the gods, a possible cheating boyfriend, and her snarky stepsister.

    The addition of Pheobe's powers to the story adds humor as she struggles to control them. The sequel to OH. MY. GODS. continues its delightful magical, mythological tale.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    love the book

    this is an amazing read it is worth it
    i just want to know if she will come out with a 3rd book !!!!!!!!
    this book is sooooo good ;)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Wow so good :)

    NOT!!!!!! if you like books with a plot, careters with real proplems or anything that is a page turner well.... this book isnt for you!!! But you know if you like boring, stupid, never ending books huh well yoo,u found your book. Sereously, this book sucked and if you dont blieve me then fine go ahed waist your money see what i care but dont come whiningnto me when you HATE THIS BOOK!!!!!!

    3 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2010

    Cute book!

    I loved watching Phoebe grow as a goddess. And, Stella's study guide was very helpful for us non-goddesses.

    Thanks for a great book to read by the pool.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    Because she's racing and pacing and plotting the course...

    goddess boot camp carries on with the tradition of fluffy cuteness in oh. my. gods., dangling Greek mythology in front of me but it still dangles from afar. No high school frivolities that I love so much; instead, this takes place during summer break with fewer character appearances. The core group is present, but we barely see Phoebe's friends as we do her enemies (or not-so-favorite people). Can I mention that I cried like a silly schoolgirl when Griffin and Phoebe duked it out? :( I hate misunderstandings! They suck!

    I thought it was interesting to read about the different godly powers that Phoebe had to master and how exactly these were executed to test her skills. The boot camp final skills test was a little hard to follow at times, but it was okay as far as tests can go for main characters. :) Especially since goddess boot camp does not promise anything but cuteness!

    I wish there had been a tiny bit more story with Phoebe's father - goddess boot camp definitely opens a whole new can of worms in regards to this, but the ending totally leaves you hanging! It makes me wonder, if there is a 3rd book, if the impossible could happen. Then again, this is more fluffy than serious and the impossible would fall under the not-so-cute but it may make the series even more mythologically amazing!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    OMG. I love this book

    A great book. A awesome read for all ages

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Eh....

    I found this book funny and witty, but the ending was really dissapointing and cheesy and dragged it down 2 stars. To my dissapointment, the ending was not the only part that was cheesy. However, other than that this book good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Very good.

    The book starts off slow. It takes a while to really get into it. But when it hits off you are sucked in and it is abbsolutly impossible to put down. It has something for eveyone, some teen drama, fantasy, commedy, mystery and romance. I am only 14 and i can sayy ii loveee this bookk! I ned to read for school and take test on everybook and i can say imma getta 100! Anywayy this book is sooo worth the money so enjoyy ! Also if you like this i would reccomend sweet 16 by kate brian. :) <3333333333333333

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Almost like Percy Jackson

    This is a very quick read. I used it for a report and it turned out great. Between phoebe's test drama and Griffin it all ties in great. Be warned that there are a few unanswered questions! This is an easy book but the content is probably for 5th grade plus. I read it when I was going into 6th grade. I loved this book. Girls who like Percy Jackson make way for Phoebe Castro.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

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    Great Book!!!

    I loved this book. I hope they make another book. I really want to know what happened to her dad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

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    best book everrrr

    this book is super amazingly good. i like reading these books with the greek myhology and teen drama in it at the same time. i definetly recommend this book. and whenever im debating on buying a book, i always read these reviews..so i hope this helps. i think this one is better than the first book. so if u really liked the first one, you will LOVEEEEEE this one :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

    OMTERRIBLE!

    You knwo what, tera lynn childs should have never made a sequel. The writing was ok and so were the charecters but i needed more of a connection between Griffin and Phoebe. I really never liked Griffin and I think that they should break up. By the way, where the heck was the GOOD plot? I knew there was one but the note that said something like "Urian will never know who I am in time" or something should have been left out. I hatd that part! It should hav been more sercretive and chilling like
    "Come to me your confidant will not figure out what my identity is. You do not have to come, but if you love your dad you will see me midnight on Tuesday.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs Review

    Much like the 1st book (Oh.My.Gods.) in this series, Goddess Boot Camp was a very light and fun read. All the key components that make this series great were back and in full effect. The cool cast of characters (who ended up revealing much more of themselves) were still fantastic, we got more of the mythology, and some new twists and turns were thrown into the mix that I definitely did not see coming at all!

    Tera Lynn Childs seems to have a knack for creating realistic scenarios in very unrealistic settings, such as a school full of mythological descendants (please don't smote me.) She's creative and entertaining and her writing flows effortlessly over the pages. I have a hard time keeping track of how quickly I'm flying through Childs' books and by the time I glance down at the page number I usually find myself further along than I thought.

    We get more of the sweet romance that I was a huge fan of in Oh.My.Gods., although it's not always going smoothly, and Phoebe's friends are all back for more laughs. We're even introduced to some new characters that provided added depth to the current story. I was personally a fan of the addition of Urian...he managed to hit my funny bone more than once.

    I don't want to reveal any spoilers for readers who haven't read the 1st book, but readers will enjoy the ride alongside Phoebe and her friends (and enemies?) as she's faced with new experiences, problems and of course obstacles she must overcome. Goddess Boot Camp was just as fun as it's predecessor and I've got my fingers crossed that this isn't goodbye for good, I'd like to see more of these characters in the future!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2009

    best book

    i have spent two days reading this book and it wasnt even full days coz i had school this book is amazing i have told all my friends they have to read it, it is better then twilight and any other book i have read i just wish it was longer and there were more books in the series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    CAMP STORE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Cassi

    Follows silently

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Yuka

    Watches Aquamarine as she flips.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Pierce

    He stops and goes to his dorm at a book titled Training Camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Aqua

    Who won the formal

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