The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 50 reviews

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age 10+

I absolutely live this book!

This is an incredible book, for people of all ages. It incorporates an incredibly diverse range of characters. I am an openly queer woman, and I find it very important to expose children to all different kinds of people. I remember reading this book for the first time, and seeing myself in the characters. My favorite couple, Will and Nico, are a homosexual couple with Will being bi and Nico being gay. I just can’t recommend this book enough.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

Very Good, Doesn't disappoint.

So, I'm going to give an actual, genuine review, instead of homophobic comments. Educational Value: Very Educational. Several Myths are told: Daphne, Hyacinthus, Even true stories such as Nero the Horrible Emperor. Messages/Role Models Apollo is conceited and big-headed, but starts to put others before him. However, Meg is abused by her lame stepfather. Violence: Blood is mentioned in depth. Hitting, punching, slashing, Prius crashing, etc. Pretty violent. So much so it would be awkward to read with my parents. Sex: Apollo is really sad over his past loves. Gay and straight couples flirt. A teen comes out of the canoe river after a swim with his boyfriend, and is "Very charged." Swearing is at a minimum. Several brands are mentioned, humorously, not as advertisement. Wine and drunkenness is mentioned.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence

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