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Common Sense Media says

Clever novelization of the various Hermes myths.

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Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written bypeony April 9, 2008
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Snappy re-telling of Hermes myths, really enjoyable for Greek myth fans

Some violence and gruesome bits are pretty much unavoidable with the Greek myths -- but they're not wallowed in or dwelt on in this version. Indeed, Hermes vows never to kill again, and there's an overall anti-war message. Similarly, the scene with goddesses undressing for Paris to judge their beauty was handled with some restraint. I felt that Hermes keeping secret from Calypso that he had erased her memory of Oddyseus was questionable and needed discussion with a kid. It's quite funny. Charming -- a treat for those with an interest in Greek myths. Recommended for 8+ (or a little older for those without prior exposure to the Greek myths).
Teen, 15 years old Written byVoracious Reader March 9, 2009
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Hermes Rocks!

This book was wonderful! But you kinda have to know something about Greek mythos beforehand.
Kid, 9 years old April 25, 2010
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hate it
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Too much sex
Kid, 8 years old April 9, 2008
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Good funny retellings of the Greek Myths from Hermes point of view.

A great book with some more popular Greek Myths retold. Stephanie Spinners retellings made me never want it to end. It has the usual violence of Greek Myths; the retellings can get gruesome otherwise it was really good with having no violence. It was really funny with Hermes humor added.
Teen, 14 years old Written byohhellothere December 5, 2010
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Teen, 16 years old Written byawesome critic May 29, 2010
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Is this book worth it?

This book is very quick, and seems to be just like a text book, except it doesn't explain things good at all. The characters come and go without much description, making you forget about some of them, and have to go back to read the beginning part all over again, which is quite annoying. Also, it does teach about Greek mythology, but it feels as if it were forced, like all of a sudden Hermes gets a mission from Zeus, and he just goes and says hi to about everyone in Greek mythology, and comes back with a weird and stupid ending. I wish I hadn't read this book at all, because it totally ruined the Greek book stuff for me. I think you should just stick to The Percy Jackson series, and DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. Use a textbook instead. It's the basically same thing. So no, the book is totally lame and NOT worth it at all.
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