This week I have been reading a book called Artemis the Loyal by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, a book from the Goddess Girls series.
It’s the Annual Olympic Games at Mount Olympus Academy and Artemis and her friends are not happy-especially her. Even though she’s better at sports than most of the godboys, she won’t have a chance of winning anything because the Games are boys only. No fair! Artemis tries to persuade Zeus to let the girls in to, but he won’t agree. Even worse, some of the competitors are annoying giants, she starts to feel something about a mortal boy named Actaeon, and her twin brother Apollo thinks she’s really annoying and acts like she’s his mom. In the end, though, things turn out better.
I thought that this was a really good book, it was interesting, and I really like reading about greek myths/gods and goddesses. My favourite character is Athena, because she’s the smart one and she’s Zeus’ daughter! I also like Aphrodite, because she looks really pretty. One of my favourite parts of the book was when Apollo was challenging with Python, who will ask 2 questions and you have to answer them correctly, if you do, then you win! Apollo researched about paradoxes, which is likea verbal puzzle. A statement that seems true, yet wen you try and reason it out, it no longer makes sense. Apollo did that to the snake, and the snake got very dizzy and gave up. It went like this:
Python: I know your weakness. You’re the boy who can never tell a lie.
Apollo: Then maybe you should think about this before you ask your next question: What I am saying now is a lie.
Python: It does not make sense! If what you just said is true, and I know you to be the godboy of truth, then you were lying, even though your statement was true. But if your words were a lie, then you were not actually lying, even though your statement was a lie. Thus, if you were lying, you were telling the truth, anf if you were telling the truth, you were lying!
After that, the snake finally gave up and Apollo won a temple!
It’s a really interesting book and it’s sometimes funny. I have read another book in this series, called Aphrodite the Diva, it was a really good book too! I reccomend this book to girls ages 10-12.