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Medusa the Mean by Joan Holub
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Medusa the Mean

by Joan Holub

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At Mount Olympus Academy, Medusa struggles to get along with the other students and secretly longs to be immortal like the other students. I'd already read Persephone the Phony from the same series and found it a surprisingly nuanced examination of the challenges of both staying true to yourself and getting along with others, so I wanted to see if the other books are as good. This one focuses on Medusa, who was an antagonist in the other books, and digs into her issues with trust and her resentment on having to depend on others because she's mortal (which in this context is effectively a disability.) It's not necessary to be familiar with Greek myths to understand the story, but there are a lot of bonuses and hidden jokes if you are. The characters are very well sketched out and easy to empathize with and root for; it made me eager to read the other books in the series. ( )
  PlasticAtoms | Feb 10, 2014 |
I really enjoy reading this book because it show how Medusa feels. I don't think everyone should be scare of her just because her hair is different. ( )
  taylor02 | Jan 6, 2014 |
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WE ARE STANDING IN THE COURTYARD OF Mount Olympus Academy,” a goddess girl named Artemis announced to the tour group gathered around her.
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"Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask? As one of the few mortals at MOA, it's hard not to get jealous when you're surrounded by beautiful, powerful goddessgirl and godboy classmates. And it isn't easy making friends either, especially when you have snakes for hair and one mean reputation!"--Amazon.… (more)

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