This causes Aphrodite to become upset with her friend and she starts to wonder who else is really just using her and not really her friend at all. Can Aphrodite put aside her jealousy and be happy for her friend? But the focus was on friendship and being true to yourself before falling for a boy who doesn't deserve your attention. This was my second time reading this book and I must say it wasn't as good as I remembered it. She also copes with a crush from an unlikely source—the nerdy Hephaestus god of the smith —and learns that love comes in many forms. If he wins, they can be married. I loved Athena and I loved Persephone, but sorry, Aphrodite is just a conceited little bitchy girl who can't have it when others get the attention of a guy they like.
Aphrodite glanced across the aisle at Athena, trying to get her attention. Altogether, I liked this book but re-reading it was disappointing on some levels. Cyclops muttered something about unwarranted interruptions to class time. After giving her friend Athena a makeover, Aphrodite finds the godboys overlooking her for her friend, and feels jealousy for the first time, when her handsome crush, Ares, includes himself in their number. Though the book does not quite live up to the preceding volume , it sends a positive message to young girls and provides an enjoyable story along the way.
Aphrodite is determined to make sure Ares gets the attention he deserves, but can she handle what Eris has planned? One thing I really do like about the earlier books in this series is that they address real issues young girls face with boys - like idolising a boy because he's handsome then realising he's a jerk and getting over him, or dealing with the fact that everyone thinks you are a couple when really you just want to be friends, or genuinely liking a boy but not being ready for kissing or anything this happened two books after this one, but still it proves my point - rather than it being all 'I like you, you like me, let's be together forever and everything's perfect' Ahem, books 6-onwards. I loved Athena and I loved Persephone, but sorry, Aphrodite is just a conceited little bitchy girl who can't have it when others get the attention of a guy they like. All week, the class discussions had centered around mortal maidens and youths. This story was so fun, with crushes on boys and jealousy over other girls getting attention. Didn't we already know that he was a bully, mean to the core? But I wasn't too happy with his character! He waits on her before and after class. Once again, I thought the book was pretty enjoyable.
It doesn t seem fair that the godboys pay more attention to her friend when Aphrodite is supposed to be destined for love She also copes with a crush from an unlikely source the nerdy Hephaestus god of the smith and learns that love comes in many forms. The first time I read it in one sitting and have since considered it one of my favourites in this series. Aphrodite has a crush on Ares but it seems as if Ares likes Athena. Aphrodite decides to give her friend, Athena, a makeover but doesn't really enjoy the result-all of the boys giving Athena attention instead of her. Reaching into her bag again, she pulled out her pink papyrus notepad and began to doodle little hearts all over the front with her favorite red feather pen. As she struggles to cope with her newfound jealousy and the responsibility of helping the two mortals, Aphrodite finds that love appears in many different ways. For Ares, he seems to have a bad spot light, but the story line will also be continued and he gets his voice in Aphrodite the Fair.
She didn't want the attention of the godboys anymore and yet she gets jealous when Athena gets it. With four legs, it was too difficult to sit in a chair. Bookseller: , Washington, United States. I want a bracelet like that! True beauty isn't just the visible. Well-researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues like friendships and relationships from a classically accurate—and entertaining—persepective. And as an added bonus, I get to learn a little bit about the greek gods and goddesses.
The modern twist is there, even while being fully contained on Mount Olympus. War trumps marriage any day. And it's fun Aphrodite's story is about makeup, shopping, makeovers, parties, jealously, boys, gossip, and drama; not necessarily my cup of tea. But then, with a sigh, he said, All right, everyone. As much as I love the idea of focusing on the goddesses in Greek mythology, this series reduces them all--male and female--to teenage stereotypes.
I loved how this book told the story of Atalanta's race with the golden apples, one of my favorite myths. I found the storyline with Athena to be not terrible, but not all that interesting. He was such a big meanie! That's what the sparkle was. Medusa is the mean girl bully at school, Poseidon is the cute crush, Hades is the misunderstood loner. I really liked Hephaestus and I wished she'd give him a bit of a chance. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
But I wasn't too happy with his character! Add to that, that the girl who gets the attention is one who doesn't care about it and only participated in the make-over because you pushed it to her. In Aphrodite the Beauty, Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love, must deal with jealousy after giving Athena a makeover. I was not a fan of this book at all. Ares's storyline did have a clever twist but looking at it now, having read the next eleven books in this series, it doesn't really fit in for me with his portrayal later in the books. I didn't find anything about this book sweet or cute as I had with the others. She also copes with a crush from an unlikely source—the nerdy Hephaestus god of the smith —and learns that love comes in many forms.
I can't' recommend this series enough, both to young readers, fans of Greek myths, and those who want a sweet, fun read with a great message for girls. In a surprising twist, she finds that neither the boy who captures her attention nor the one who showers her with affection is to her taste, and decides instead to enjoy her time with her friends instead. Please make your way to the auditorium. I love the girl power message of these books. It's great to see especially when I know a little about the myth it's based on.
As she stood in the cafeteria line with Athena and their other two best friends, dark-haired Artemis and pale-skinned Persephone, her stomach began to rumble like a volcano about to erupt. She's also received a request from the mortal Hippomenes to help him win a race against Atalanta. I did love the payback the main girls did. In Aphrodite the Beauty, Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love, must deal with jealousy after giving Athena a makeover. This one stars Aphrodite, goddess of love.